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thou

I or he, she, it

thee

me or him, her, it

thine

mine or his, hers, its

coz

cousin

mendicant

a beggar

paean

a fervent expression, or song, of joy or praise

pariah

a social outcast

belabor

to work at something beyond practicality; to overstress

monolithic

massive, uniform, and solid

rudimentary

basic; not refined or well developed

junta

a military group ruling a country after seizing power

stricture

a restraint or limit

acumen

ability to discern or discriminate; shrewdness

concurrent

happening at the same time

impasse

A problem or predicament with no obvious resolution

renege

to break a promise or obligation; revoke

wunderkind

one who excels in a difficult field at an early age

brinkmanship

pushing dangerous situations to the edge of disaster rather than conceding

meritorious

deserving of an award or honor

imperturbable

not easily excited, even under pressure

desecrate

to damage a holy place; to treat with irreverence

pedagogue

a schoolteacher

manifesto

A public declaration of policies or intentions

progeny

offspring; children

amenable

agreeable; responsive to suggestion or advice

pinnacle

a peak or climax

tantamount

of essentially equal value or significance

mollify

to reduce, soothe, or calm

piquant

a strong, stimulating taste

visage

A face or facial expression

notarize

to certify legally

nanotechnology

the use of single atoms and molecules to construct microscopic devices

ineffable

too sacred or great to be described; indescribable

tribulation

an affliction, trouble, or difficult experience

soliloquy

Speech to oneself, a speech given by a character alone on stage

dramatic irony

when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't

aside

a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage

text aids

explanatory features that help you interpret the plays

stage directions

The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc.

comic relief

A humorous scene or speech intended to lighten the mood

tragedy

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

blank verse

unrhymed verse

iambic pentameter

a poetic meter that is made up of 5 stressed syllables each followed by an unstressed syllable

monologue

speech a character makes to him/herself

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