English Spring Exam

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Feign

to make believe: pretend

Supercilious

haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression

Conscientious

meticulous; careful; painstaking; particular

Incredulous

indicating or showing unbelief

Reciprocal

given or felt by each toward the other: mutual

Wan

of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color

Complacent

pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied

Intimation

to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest.

Facet

one of the small, polished plane surfaces of a cut gem

Cower

to crouch, as in fear of shame

Apathetic

having or showing little or no emotion

Languid

lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow

Strident

making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking

Deft

dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever

Permeate

to pass into or through every part of

Vehement

zealous; ardent; impassioned

Cordial

courteous and gracious; friendly; warm

Impetuous

of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.

Vacuous

without contents; empty

Corpulent

large or bulky or boy; portly; stout

Sporadic

appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional

Valor

boldness or determination in facing great danger,especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery

Denizen

an inhabitant; resident

Jauntily

easy and sprightly in manner or bearing

Rout

a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder

Serf

a person in a condition of servitude, required to render services to a lord, commonly attached to the lord's land and transferred with it from one owner to another

Obstinate

firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose

Exultation

the act of lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory

Hulking

strong of body

Nebulous

hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused

Laudable

deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable

Insidious

dangerous, but in a way that is not obvious

Repose

at a stage of rest (repose of the soul)

Debauch

to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce.

Ingratiate

to establish in the favor or good graces of others especially by deliberate effort deliberate effort

Perturb

to disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; agitate.

Dilatory

tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy

Desolate

barren or laid waste; devastated: a treeless, desolate landscape.

Elusive

eluding clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define

Portentous

of the nature of a portent; momentous

Irreverent

not reverent; manifesting or characterized by irrevence; deficient in veneration or respect

Vicarious

performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another

Rancor

bitter, rankling resentment or ill will

Formidable

causing fear, apprehension, or dread

Divot

a piece of turf gouged out with a club in making a stroke

Garrulous

excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters

Incoherent

without logical or meaningful connection; disjointed; rambling

Conceivable

imaginable

Forlorn

desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or apperance

Laden

burdened; loaded down

dramatic monologue

a poetic form in which a single character, addressing a silent auditor at a critical moment, reveals himself or herself and the dramatic situation

stream of consciousness

a literary technique that reveals the flow of thoughts and feelings of characters through long passages of soliloquy

allusion

a passing reference: oblique or obscure mention

ellipsis

(...) indicating omission

satire

the use of ridicule, irony, to create such an effect

tone

sound with reference to quality, pitch, or volume

iamb (iambic)

a metrical foot consisting of two syllables, a short one followed by a long one

metaphor

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action that it does not literally denote in order to imply a resemblance

simile

a figure of speech that expresses the resemblance of one thing to another of a different category (uses as or like)

imagist poem

expressed the essence of an object, person, or incident without proper explantation

folklore

the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth

1954

the year Hemingway won the Nobel Prize

1949

the year Faulkner won the Nobel Prize

Iceberg Theory

not everything has to be stated- only a fraction of the iceberg floats above the water (patriotic)

Elysian Fields

in greek mythology it is a part of the underworld and a place of reward for the virtuous dead

Bell Reve

her the DuBois sister are from and it means beautiful dream in french

dialect

a particular form of language

pollinate

to transfer pollen from the anthers to the stigma of (a flower)

lacerate

to tear roughly

commiserate

to feel or express sorrow or sympathy

pugnacious

inclined to quarrel or flight readily

desecrate

to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose

transmutation

to change into another nature

phosphorescent

showing the property of being luminous

dwindle

to become smaller

ostentatiously

intended to attract notice

inaudible

incapable of being heard

temerity

reckless boldness

disconsolate

characterized by or causing dejection

wallow

to roll about or lie in water

usurper

to use without authority or right

promontory

a high point of land

transient

lasting only a short time

languish

to be or become weak or feeble

wanton

without motive or provocation

sullen

showing irritation or ill-humor by gloomy silence

homage

special honor or respect show publicly

irony

humorous or mildly sarcastic use of words to imply the opposite of what they normally mean

canon

a list of writings, esp sacred writings, officially recognized as genuine

motif

a distinctive idea, esp a theme elaborated on in a piece of music, literature, etc

onomatopoeia

the formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated, such as hiss or buzz

oxymoron

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

Eatonville

where Zora Neal Hurston is from

Pencey

from Catcher in Rye and is Holden's last boarding school he got kicked out off

Louisville

where Daisy is from and is where she meet Gatsby

Valley of Ashes

between Nw York and West Egg, George and Myrtle lived by the TJ Ekcleburg glass billboard, where Daisy killed Myrtle

East Egg

where Daisy and Tom live and where the the money in inherited from their family members (old money people)

West Egg

where Gatsby and Nick live (new money people)

New York City

where Tom and Myrtle have their party their apartment, where Tom and Gatsby get into an augment, where Nick noticed he was 30

Elkton Hills

Holden's second boarding school where is friend jumped out of the window because of bullying

the Everglades

where Jaine and Tea Cake live and where Tea Cake gets bite by a dog

1922

the year Great Gastby took place

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