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Lit. Final Lessons 12-21

expedient

practical; providing an immediate advantage

hue

a particular shade of a given color

ominous

threatening; foreboding evil

bawdy

indecent; humorously obscene

clandestine

secret

myriad

n. a very large number
adj. too numerous to be counted

hoax

a practical joke; a trick

mundane

a commonplace; earthly and not spiritual

novice

a beginner; one who is unexperienced

chutzpah

nerve; audacity

fallacy

a mistaken notion; a misconception

pandemonium

a wild disorder, noise, or confusion

precocious

showing early developement, especially mental

quell

to put an end to; to allay or quiet

raconteur

a person skilled at telling stories

renegade

one who deserts one side in favor of another; traitor; outlaw

taciturn

not fond of talking; usually silent

terse

brief and to the point

inherent

essential

pithy

full of meaning; concise

tenuous

not dense or thick; having little substance

mellifluous

having a rich, smoothly flowing sound

oeuvre

the complete work of an artist, composer or writer

vacuous

lacking intelligence

petulant

rude in speech or behavior; peevish

proliferate

to grow or reproduce rapidly

tenet

a belief or principle held to be true

albeit

although; even though

conduit

a means by which something is transmitted

osmosis

a gradual, often unconscious, process of absorption

Realism

sought to portray life as faithfully and accurately as possible - "And Episode of War"

Regionalism

Writers attempt to capture the "Local color" of a region by accurately depicting the distinctive qualities of its people and physical environment - "Outcasts of Poker Flat"

Situational Irony

outcome of action or event is different from what one expects

Verbal Irony

use of words to suggest opposite of usual meaning

Dramatic Irony

readers are aware of something a character doesn't know

Modernism

capture the essence of modern life in both form and content

Imagism

capture a moment in time, use simple language to provoke emotion or spark imagination

Apostrophe

speaker or narrator directly adresses a person or thing

Stream Consciousness

capture the natural flow of people's thoughts

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