AP Lit - List 4 Vocabulary
|ostentatious|| adj. |
S: pretentious, affected, showy, brazen
S: diatribe, criticism, tirade, abuse, denunciation
S: large & unwieldy, cumbersome, bulky, heavy
S: examine, scrutinize, inspect
S: cheap, gaudy, flashy, tasteless, crude
S: remains, sediment, lees, waste, scum, rabble, losers, trash
S: slanted, tilted, leaning
|fortuitous|| adj. |
S: accidental occurrence with a happy outcome, lucky chance
S: indirect, implicit, circuitous
remains, residue, silt, wine sediment
S: permanent, irreversible, irrevocable, severe
A: transitory, mutable
S: improve, amend, revolutionize
A: worse, deteriorate
S: a work in which the characters & events are to be understood as representing other things & symbolically expressing a deeper, often more spiritual, moral, or political meaning.
S: be sufficient, be enough, be adequate, do
S: commonplace, done daily
S: miserable, glum, sullen, depressed
S: dizzying, whirling
S: criticize, attack, berate, condemn
S: peel, pare, skin, strip
S: puzzle, mystery, challenge, riddle, problem
S: habitual, inveterate, irredeemable, persistent, incurable, hopeless
S: untrue, misleading, erroneous, deceptive, wrong
S: in linguistics, a feature, e.g. a word, pronunciation, or expression that is found only in a particular region or area
commonly refers to a body or thought or work that is derived from or reflects the qualities of ancient Greek & Roman culture. It is commonly opposed to romanticism & realism & generally includes restraint, restricted scope, dominance of reason, sense of form, unity of design and aim, clarity, simplicity, balance intellectualism, moderation & self control.
S: generally a synonym for idealism, optimism, & impracticality. A reaction to classicism. Characteristics include primitivism, sensibility, love of nature, interest in the past, esp. medieval or gothic, mysticism, individualism, natural language, & freer forms and topics, etc.
A: realism is its opposite.
S: pragmatism & practicality. Refers to work of the 19th cent. Reaction vs. Romanticism. Finds its subjects in bourgeois life & manners & fixes its attention on the immediate, the here & now, specific action & the verfiable consequence.
|naturalism||movement or school advocating factual or realistic description of life including its less pleasant aspects.|