Reading Finals

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Beowulf theme

Light vs. dark, Courage.

Outsiders theme

love, loyalty, poverty, stereotypes

B. rising a 1

Grendel Fight

B rising a 2

She and Unferth

B rising a 3

Firedrake, Bees, beowulf dies.

O rising a

Pb Jumped, Pb vs. Darry, Pb + J go to park, Bob killed, Run away, windrexville, fire, rumble.

o climax

Johnny + Dally Die, court, Pb sick.

o end

essay

Vengeance

-punishment that is inflicted in return for a wrong

Dreggy

-muddy, filthy

Fen

an inland area of low-lying marshy land, now often drained and cultivated because of its nutrient-rich soil.

Turret

-small tower

Singe

- to burn something

Prostrate

lie prone or stretched out with the face downward or bow very low

Superstition

- irrational fear of the unknown

Malicious

- evil

Sinister

wicked

Indomitable

- invincible

Uncouth

ill mannered

Livid

-very angry

Mead

liquor

Simile

comparison using like or as

Metaphor

comparison not using like or as
(Ex. Stay gold)

Personification

giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
(Ex. The train sighed as it pulled into the station after a long and hard trip)

Alliteration

repetition of initial consonant sounds
(Ex. The Big Bad Bus)

Foreshadowing

the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot

Flashback

presents events of the past in the midst of a story in the present

Theme

The idea that the author is writing about

Symbolism

Concrete Object that represents something

irony

the opposite of what is expected
(Ex. The man hated oranges but he was run over by an orange truck)

bonfire

a large outdoor fire

avenge

take revenge for a perceived wrong

vicious

evil, destructive, savage

integrity

moral soundness

coat of mail

armor that protects the wearer's whole body

Restless

worried and uneasy

apprehensive

in fear or dread of possible evil or harm

sustenance

a source of materials to nourish the body

Talons

claws

Rank

the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)

pandemonium

a state of extreme confusion and disorder

skulked

to move about steathily

havoc

violent and needless disturbance

exploit

use or manipulate to one's advantage

Sere

(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

impudent

improperly forward or bold

subtle

faint and difficult to analyze

incensed

angered at something unjust or wrong

stench

a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

spoor

the trail left by a person or an animal

Vile

morally reprehensible

Obsequious

attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

fetid

having an offensive odor

Fjord

a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs

Plundered

wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value

Funeral pyre

wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

Drive-In

a place, usually a restaurant, where you can drive through to pick something up

nonchalantly

in an unconcerned manner

madras

a light cotton fabric of various weaves

rumble

a fight between rival gangs of adolescents

bickering

a quarrel about petty points

gallant

unflinching in battle or action

aloof

reserved, distant

ornery

having a difficult and contrary disposition

cunning

shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

resignedly

to give up or give in; to accept something as inevitable

winced

to flinch;to shrink back or start aside,as from a blow or pain

bleak

offering little or no hope

impersonally

in an emotionally distant manner

elite

a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status

reeling

staggering or swaying

contemptuosly

disrespectfully; disdainfully

defiance

intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude

ruefully

regretfully

bewildering

causing confusion or puzzlement

doggedly

in a stubborn or persistent way

conviction

an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

detached

not connected

Non-Chalantly

in an unconcerned manner

Eluded

avoided, escaped

Sullen

darkened by clouds

Imploring

pleading; begging

Timber

a beam made of wood

Plasma

the liquid part of blood

Mimic

to imitate

Palomino

a horse of light tan or golden color with cream or white mane and tail

Manslaughter

killing another person without intending to do so.

Genuine

not fake or counterfeit

Recurring

coming back

Aghast

horrified

Numb

so frightened as to be unable to move

Faltering

the act of pausing uncertainly

Quivering

trembling

resemblance

similarity in appearance or external or superficial details

Concussion

any violent blow

Delirious

confusion, disordered speech, hallucinations

Editorial

an article giving opinions or perspectives

Acquitted

found not guilty

Reckless

marked by unthinking boldness

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