Mercy English 8 Final

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regaled

entertained, verb

lugubrious

sorrowful, mournful, woeful, adj.

tragedy

sad or terrible event, noun

meager

small amount, adj.

encountered

met, ran into, came upon, verb

exultant

jubilant, joyful, triumphant, adj.

plethora

lots, large amount, abundance, adj.

misers

greedy people, frugal, stingy, selfish, cheap, noun

dispersed

spread out, verb

noisome

disgusting, offensive, adj.

exuberant

jubilant, excited, adj.

trekked

long walk, verb

perky

happy, excited, upbeat, adj.

blaring

extremely loud, verb

amphitheater

open air theater

dapper

handsome, adj.

besotted

stunned, dumbstruck with love, adj.

visages

facial appearance, noun

oscillated

move to and fro, verb

abode

home, noun

enrapture

delight beyond measure, verb

comely

attractive,pretty, adj.

beauteous

dapper, adj.

rapscallion

trouble maker, scoundrel, rascal, noun

tractable

easy to influence, obedient, naive, adj.

anguished

depressed, tormented, adj.

adverse

against, adj.

materialize

appeared, verb

pompous

snotty, snobby, full of yourself, adj.

periodically

once in a while,from time to time, adverb

amble

go at a slow pace, stroll, verb

ingenuous

frank, straight forward, adj.

ensued

started, began, verb

cretin

scoundrel, lowlife, noun

homely

ugly, adj.

waxed

grew, verb

pugnacious

violent, warlike, adj.

fray

fight, noun

prevailed

succeeded, won out, verb

paramour

lover, noun

banished

exiled, not permitted, verb

chided

lectured, scolded, nagged, verb

swine

pig, noun

genocide

purposely killing an entire group of people

anti-Semitism

anti Jew

Aryan

master race, pure German

propaganda

media that influences the people

bias

an opinion not based on fact ot logic

scapegoat

blame a group of people

Holocaust

1939-1945, genocide of over 6 million Jews

ghetto

a small part of a town separated for all the jews to live

perpetrator

those who implement a crime

prejudice

to judge a person/group before knowing them

stereotype

generalized opinions about a group of people

bystander

a person who knows what's going on but doesn't make an effort to help

Euthanasia

mercy killing, purposely killing another

Theme

a message about life or human nature that is conveyed through a literary work. A general statement that can be applied to many works, often containing more than one.

Ethos

principles of right and wrong; writer must appear trustworthy and honest

Pathos

emotions; appeals to the emotions

Logos

the part of the argument based on reason, solid fact, and sound information

Kairos

building a sense of urgency for your cause

testimonial

used when an important or famous person endorses a product or idea

Bandwagon

involves the argument, "everyone is doing this, so you should too"

repetition

based on the idea, "if you repeat something over and over again, people will believe it."

Transfer

the technique of using symbols that pack a strong punch with their message

Strong Woman

used with images of beautiful women looking strong and more athletic, to represent beauty and power

Humanizing Technology

When an advertiser humanizes or simplifies their product, especially technology

Mass marketing to a subculture

a product for a smaller group of people within the main culture (ex. golfers, retirees)

Otherness

the idea that "not everybody is doing this, but you are special, so you should"

Plain Folk

a propaganda technique that uses ordinary people

Socrates

invented the art of philosophical discussion. Questioned people's belief in the truth of popular opinion, parents became leery of his influence on their children. Killed himself by drinking hemlock

Plato

student of Socrates. Also studied under Pythagoras. Established his own academy and wrote The Republic.

Aristotle

spent his life examining a variety of topics including logic, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, politics, rhetoric

Root words

essential part of a word, can't be broken down

Loan words

words borrowed from other languages

Prefix

comes before root

Suffix

comes after root

Bio

root meaning life

Vit/Viv

root meaning live

Man/Manu

root meaning hand

Ped

root meaning foot

tract

root meaning pull

Port

root meaning carry

Miss/Mit

root meaning send

Scrib/Script

root meaning writing

Graph

root meaning writing

Ject

root meaning throw

Sect

root meaning cut, separate

Dict

root meaning say

Socio

root meaning people, friend

Spec

root meaning look

Therm

root meaning heat, temperature

Bene/Bon

root meaning good

Mal/Male

root meaning bad, abnormal

Struct

root meaning build

Frail/Frag/Fract

root meaning break

Flect/Flex

root meaning bend

Non

Prefix meaning not

Im

Prefix meaning not

In

Prefix meaning not

Il

Prefix meaning not

Ir

Prefix meaning not

Un

Prefix meaning opposite of

De

Prefix meaning away from

Dis

Prefix meaning away from

Mis

Prefix meaning wrong

Re

Prefix meaning back

Pre

Prefix meaning before

Fore

Prefix meaning before

Sub

Prefix meaning under

Super

Prefix meaning above

trans

Prefix meaning across

Less

Suffix meaning without

Ful

Suffix meaning full of

ous

Suffix meaning full of

er

Suffix meaning someone that

or

Suffix meaning performs verb

ist

Suffix meaning performs verb

able

Suffix meaning can able to

ible

Suffix meaning can

ship

Suffix meaning state of

ment

Suffix meaning act of

ness

Suffix meaning act of

hood

Suffix meaning act of

ward

Suffix meaning in direction of

Lamented

cried, mourned, verb

inflamed

swollen, irritated, adj.

ceased

ended, stopped, verb

prominent

important person, conspicuous, adj.

articulated

spoke clearly, verb

unfledged

immature, undeveloped, adj.

despondent

depressed, upset, adj

chortled

laughed, verb

awry

amiss, astray, to go wrong, adj.

crypt

tomb, noun

exposition

background information in a plot triangle

rising action

events leading up to the climax, introduction to characters and conflicts

climax

highest point of suspense

falling action

characters learn form their conflicts in this part of a plot triangle

resolution

conflicts are wrapped up and resolved; on a plot triangle

context clues

deciphering a word's meaning from surrounding context

connotation

emotional assosiation of a word

denotation

dictionary definition of a word

synonym

words with similar or the same meaning

antonym

words with opposite or different meanings

Symbolism

common object with a deeper meaning in a story

Internal conflict

conflict within one's self, difficult decision or emotion

External Conflict

conflicts caused by other people, nature, or society

Characterization

STEAL, attributes that brings characters to life

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