Honors English 10 Unit Two Vocabulary

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aught

anything

beguile

deceive by trickery or misleading

bestow

give or grant, endow, confer

chide

scold or correct someone

extenuate

reduce the amount of guilt or blame

foul

wrong, evil, dirty, or smelly

iambic pentameter

poetry with 10 syllables per line with 5 stressed syllables; the kind of poetry Shakespeare used

knave

a servant (literally); a scoundrel or unprincipled man (figuratively)

ocular

visual

cuckold

a man whose wife is unfaithful to him

paradox

an apparently contradictory statement that is actually true on some level

prose

the normal writing format organized by paragraphs; the genre that includes the novel, the short story, journalism, etc.

eloquent

(of speech or writing) marked by beauty and sophistocation

soliloquy

a speech given by a character who is alone on stage to show his/her thoughts to the audience

terse

very brief, using few words

exuberant

enthusiastic, full of excitement and joy

synecdoche

a figure of speech in which a part of something represents the whole

contempt

disgust or strong dislike

verse

another word for poetry

trifle

a small or unimportant thing

aside

private words from a dramatic character to himself or to another character, but not meant to be heard by all the other characters on stage

virtue

good character; good morals

dramatic irony

the effect that results from the audience knowing more than a character does: causing laughter some times but fear for the character at other times

conceit

a complicated idea or abstract thought; can also refer to an elaborate metaphor

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