LaRose End of Year 2010-2011 w/ Revenge

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apathy

lack of interest or concern

badger

to keep bothering

compel

to force or require something to be done

derelict

neglected, broken down

detriment

damage or harm

inanimate

lacking qualities associated with living things

incentive

something that makes someone want to work harder

robust

strong or vigorous

consecutive

following one after the other in order

lethargically

moving slowly as if exhausted

beseech

to sincerely beg

consternation

amazement or fear that makes one confused

delectable

pleasing the senses of taste

garland

a wreath or chain of leaves and flowers

gratify

to please of satisfy

haughty

showing to much pride in ones self

impetuous

act without thinking; hasty

lavish

much more then enough; very costly

pluck

pull off or pick off; courage or bravery

ponder

in deep thought about; consider carefully

privilege

an advantage given to a person or group

prostrate

lying flat helplessly

rapture

a state of great joy, delight, or love

revelry

noisy merrymaking

whim

a sudden wish to do something without particular reason

represent

to stand for

inherited

to have handed on to one by someone else

candid

completely honest; straightforward

renovate

to make like new again

toil

to work long and hard

confronted

to come face to face with especially with defiance or hostility

blatant

very obvious in an offensive or shameless way.

debut

a first public appearance

aspired

to have a strong desire to get or do something; to seek

arduous

hard to do, requiring much effort

plot

the sequence of events in a story

setting

where and when the story takes place

noun

Person, Place, Thing, or Idea

adjective

describes a noun or pronoun

antagonist

A character or force in conflict with the main character

characterization

description of a character

climax

Most exciting moment of the story; turning point

complication

An element of a plot that alters the conflict.

conflict

the problem or problems characters face in a literary work

foreshadowing

the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot

imagery

Words or phrases that create images or pictures in the reader's mind.

metaphor

a comparison without using like or as

protagonist

the main character in a literary work

resolution

the outcome of the conflict in a plot

simile

a comparison using like or as

verb

expresses action or state of being

acquire

to gain ownership of something

competent

having the ability to do what is needed

comprise

to form; to make up

correspond

to match or be equal to

illustrious

very famous

incident

an event that happens in real life or in a story

administer

to manage or direct

urgently

to do something with quick action and attention

supervise

to direct or manage activities

ebb

to recede or fall back, pull away from

forage

to search for food or supplies

harass

to trouble or annoy by attacking repeatedly

insulate

to cover with material to keep heat in or out

lethargic

sleepy

maneuver

a skillful move or clever trick

mottled

marked with different colored patches or blotches

murky

dark and gloomy

concur

to be in agreement

allegedly

describing something that is rumored to have happened

sleek

smooth or glossy

wary

on ones guard, watchful

component

any of the more important parts of a whole

conjure

to call forth by magic, or as if by magic

vigilantly

watching very carefully for danger

torment

severe pain or suffering

fragment

a broken or disconnected part

kindled

to set afire or to light

veer

to change direction or course suddenly

wheezing

to breathe with difficulty usually with a whistling sound

illuminated

lit up; made brighter

scrabbled

to scratch or dig frantically with the hands

gradually

happens very slowly over time

tinder

a material that catches fire easily

lurched

moved in an unsteady way

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