l.a final exam vocab

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famished

extremely hungry

enmity

the feeling or condition of hostility

uncanny

strange or mysterious, in an unsettling way

guffawing

a loud and boisterous laugh

paraphernalia

miscellaneous articles

yammer

loud and sustained or repetitive noise

alluding

to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion

promontory

a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea

stammering

to speak with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words

metaphor

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable

simile

a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid

dramatic irony

irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play

verbal irony

irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning

oxymoron

a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction

assonance

in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible

making bond

making a deposit to guarantee your appearance in court

petty larceny

didn't pay for seventy cents worth of groceries.

allegory

a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one

Bilbo

protagonist

Thorin

protagonist

Gandalf

protagonist

Beorn

protagonist

Bard

protagonist

Wargs

antagonist

Gollum

antagonist

Smaug

antagonist

The Hobbit: Settings:

Hobbiton, Rivendale, Misty Mountains, Lonely Mountain

confound

to cause surprise or confusion in someone

furtive

attempting to avoid notice or attention

glower

having an angry or sullen look on one's face

thatched

a roof covering of straw, reed, palm trees, or a similar material

appalling

awful; terrible

pinnacle

a high pointed piece of rock

unimpeachable

not to be questioned or doubted

flummoxed

to be bewildered or confused

coveted

to desire wrongfully without regards for the rights of others

decrepit

weakened by old age

plight

a dangerous, difficult or otherwise unfortunate situation

ambush setting

My Khe - Archetypal jungle in Vietnam-almost impenetrable foliage ("dense brush) provides cover for Viet Cong (enemy invisible)

Dark, foggy, hot (humid) - creates tension; fear as the platoon is waiting for possible contact with "the enemy" that is not only concealed by the foliage but by the fog

conflict

Man vs. man - U.S Solider vs. Viet Cong
Man vs. environment
Man vs. himself

rising action

pulls the pin of the grenade, had come up to a crouch

climax

he throws the grenade, it explodes; the young man falls to the ground dead.

falling action

The discussion with Kiowa about the incident.
Talks about regret.

thank you ma'am - character trait

personality and feelings of a character.

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