a spoken or written account of connected events; a story : the hero of his modest narrative.
- the narrated part or parts of a literary work, as distinct from dialogue
- the practice or art of narration : traditions of oral narrative.
in the form of or concerned with narration : a narrative poem.
SYNONYMS: account, chronicle, history, description, record
lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward : Though he was sincere when he thanked his guest for having stayed an extra week, his comment was considered gauche.
capitulate, v : 1. To draw up articles of agreement; to arrange or propose terms; to treat, bargain, parley. 2. trans. a. To make terms about, agree upon the terms of; to formulate, arrange for, conclude. b. To make the subject of negotiation. Obs. 3. To Make terms of surrender; to surrender or yield on stipulated terms, in opposition to surrending at discretion. The ordinary use; said of a general force, garrison, fortress, town, etc.
Ex. The patriots had to capitulate to the enemy forces.
epitome, n. : 1. A brief statement of the chief points in a literary work; an abridgement, abstract. b. A summary or condensed account of anything; a compendium of a subject. Usu. in the (very) epitome of.