Malatack Final VC

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Sensuous

attractive or gratify physically, affecting the senses rather than the intellect

Allegiance

loyalty/obligation of loyalty to a nation/cause

Benediction

an utterance of good wishes

Ardent

warmth of feeling; passionate

Equanimity

the quality of being calm or even-tempered

Manifest

to display or show a quality or feeling by one's acts or appearance

Epic

a long poem, typically derived from oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures of history

Setting

time and place of a story

Portentous

pompous or over solemn

Heretics

a person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted

Alderman

an elected member of a municipal council

Invocation

the act of calling upon someone for help as in god or a deity

Impute

to represent something as being done, cause or possessed by someone

Lucid

showing ability to think and express yourself clearly

Avaricious

greedy

Illusion

a false idea or belief, a deceptive appearance

Courtesan

a prostitute who associates with a nobleman or a man of wealth

Mundane

lacking interest or excitement, dull

Immutable

unchanging over time or unable to be changed

Mood

feeling that a work of literature evokes

Profaners

those who show disrespect

Transgression

the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit

Esteem

respect and admiration, typically for a person

Benefice

an endowed Church office yielding an income to its holder

Envious

jealous

Discourse

written or spoken communication

Asceticism

self denial, extreme abstinence

Folly

a lack of good sense or understanding, mistake

Exalted

raised or elevated as in rank/character

Attain

to succeed in achieving something that one desires or works hard for, to reach

Diffuse

to spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people

Primordial

having been here since the beginning

Theme

the subject of a person's writing that conveys their thoughts

Pernicious

Evil

Posterity

all future generations

Obscured

keeping from being seen, concealed

Purged

cleansed

Enmity

the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something

Countenance

facial expression

Imperturbable

incapable of being upset or agitated

Doctrine

a principle, position or policy taught or advocated

Gait

way of walking

Impartial

unbiased, neutral

Pervades

spread through and be apparent throughout

Tone

the writer's attitude toward the material or readers

Augmenting

making something greater by adding to it, increasing

Languish

feeling feeble or weak

Boisterous

noisy, energetic, cheerful, rowdy

Loathed

hated, despised

Instigate

provoke or stir up

Chide

to scold

Rancor

bitterness or resentfulness

Lamentable

deplorably bad or unsatisfactory

Poultice

a soft, moist mass of material, typically a plant material or flour, applied to the body to relieve soreness and inflammation

Drudge

a person made to do dull work

Simile

comparison using like or as

Consort

to associate with someone, typically with the disapproval of someone

Mantle

a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter

Tedious

too long, slow or dull, monotonous

Beseech

to beg

Metaphor

comparison not using like or as

Predominant

present as the strongest or main power

Indolent

having or showing disposition

Insatiable

unable to be pleased or satisfied

Irrefutable

cannot be disproved

Jackal

person who performs dishonest deeds with a follower

Obtain

to come into possession of

Orator

public speaker

Palliative

something that alleviates

Pilgrimage

a journey made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion

Prudent

wise or practical in practical affaits

Ravaged

to work havoc upon

Reproach

to find fault with or blame

Squander

to spend or use time/$ wastefully

Tenacious

keeping a firm hold

Transitory

not permanent

Unkempt

uncared for, neglected

Venerable

commanding respect b/c of great age or impressive strength

Vitality

exuberant physical strength or mental vigor

Vocation

particular occupation

Inundation

flood

Prorogue

discontinue a session without dissolving it

Arbitrating

reach an authoritative judgment or settlement

Orisons

prayers

Culled

select from a large quantity

Solace

comfort or consolation a time of distress or sadness

Dirges

a lament for the dead

Presage

warning that something bad will happen

Penury

extreme poverty

Impeach

charge with misconduct

Nirvana

Buddhists seek this, through enlightenment one can relieve his or herself of the pain and suffering existing in the present world

Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path

2 things Buddha preaches

Buddha

the enlightened one, the awakened one, Siddhartha Guatama, founder of Buddhism

Brahman

supreme spirit of the world in the Hindu religion

Brahma

god, creator of the world in Hinduism

Brahmin

member of the highest Hindu caste

Brahmana

refers to a sacred set of Hindu writings

Vedas

set of hymns that formed the cornerstone of Aryan culture, believe to be the most sacred of all literature because they were said to be revealed directly by the gods

Vishnu

preserver of the universe

Shiva

destroyer of the universe

Atman

w/i all humans, individual soul containing the essence of Brahman

Samsara

bound to this until moksha is experienced, never ending cycle of death, birth and rebirth, aka wheel of life aka reincarnation

Karma

when one's experiences are shaped through past thoughts and actions

Moksha

aka nirvana, attainment of one's connection with the all-might Brahman

Maya

one's illusion of the soul being separate from the totality

Absurdism

passive philosophy, life is meaningless but not worthless, branch of existentialism

Surrealism

style of art and writing that uses unexpected juxtapositions to portray a message or theme in a twisted way

Existentialism

active philosophy, life is meaningless and humans will ultimately die in the end, but there is a human need to do things that please us b/c it's worth it

Allegory

lit device, extended metaphor that portrays a larger message through a piece of writing

Kafkaesque

combination of modernism, surrealism and existentialism, in "The Metamorphosis"

Modernism

style of writing that moves away from the emotions of Romanticism and is similar to realism in that it focuses on everyday life, facts and the growth of society

Romanticism

rejection of enlightenment ideals and questions facts and observations, focuses on nature, emotions and beauty of live, aka Sturm and Drag Movement

Magical Realism

magical elements are blended into a realistic atmosphere in order to access a deeper understanding of reality

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