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Unit 2 Vocabulary Purple

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Altruistic
feelings and behavior that show a desire to help other people and a lack of selfishness
Enigmatic
full of mystery and difficult to understand
Impassive
not showing emotion
Empathetic
to understand and share another person's experiences and emotions
Callous
not feeling or showing any concern about the problems or suffering of other people
Magnanimous
having or showing a generous and kind nature
Conniving
acting in a dishonest way : using or controlling other people for selfish reasons
Cynical
believing that people are generally selfish and dishonest
Principled
having, based on, or relating to strong beliefs about what is right and wrong
Ignorant
lacking knowledge or information
Steadfast
very devoted or loyal to a person, belief, or cause : not changing
Vulnerable
open to attack, harm, or damage
Impulsive
doing things or tending to do things suddenly and without careful thought
Naive
having or showing a lack of experience or knowledge : innocent or simple
Superficial
concerned only with what is obvious or apparent
Gallant
showing courage : very brave
Optimistic
having or showing hope for the future : expecting good things to happen
Perceptive
having or showing an ability to understand or notice something easily or quickly
Disciplined
the ability to keep working at something that is difficult
Frugal
careful about spending money or using things when you do not need to; using money or supplies in a very careful way
Humble
not proud; not thinking of yourself as better than other people
Erratic
acting, moving, or changing in ways that are not expected or usual; not consistent or regular
Methodical
done by using a careful and organized procedure
Neglectful
not giving enough care or attention to someone or something
Stoic
a person who accepts what happens without complaining or showing emotion
Opportunistic
someone who tries to get an advantage or something valuable from a situation without thinking about what is fair or right
Pretentious
having or showing the unpleasant quality of people who want to be regarded as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are
Obedient
willing to do what someone tells you to do or to follow a law, rule, etc. : willing to obey
Conciliatory
intended to make someone less angry
Perspicacious
having or showing an ability to notice and understand things that are difficult or not obvious
Reverential
showing or having a lot of respect
Scrupulous
very careful about doing something correctly; careful about doing what is honest and morally right
Cantankerous
often angry and annoyed
Crass
having or showing no understanding of what is proper or acceptable : rude and insensitive
Irascible
becoming angry very easily : having a bad temper
Profligate
carelessly and foolishly wasting money, materials, etc. : very wasteful
Sanctimonious
pretending to be morally better than other people
Suave
behaving in a relaxed, confident, and pleasant way in social situations
First Person Point of View
when the narrator is sharing events that he or she is experiencing (uses words like I, me, my)
Second Person Point of View
when the narrator/a character directly addresses the reader (uses words like you, your, and yours)
Third Person Objective Point of View
when a narrator tells a story without describing any character's thoughts, opinions, or feelings; instead, it gives an objective, unbiased point of view (uses he, she, her, him)
Third Person Limited Point of View
when the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character (uses he, she, her, him)
Third Person Omniscient Point of View
when the narrator knows all the thoughts, actions, and feelings of all characters (uses he, she, her, him)
Reliable Narrator
one who has a credible, authoritative voice in a narrative
Unreliable Narrator
the reader has reason not to trust what the narrator is saying
Galvanize
to cause (people) to become so excited or concerned about an issue, idea, etc., that they want to do something about it
Tenacious
not easily stopped or pulled apart : firm or strong; very determined to do something.
Tactical
of, relating to, or used for a specific plan that is created to achieve a particular goal in war, politics, etc.
Valor
courage or bravery
Proponent
a person who argues for or supports something
Crusader
one who puts forth a major effort to change something
Symbolism
when a word, phrase, object, etc. is used to represent something other than itself.
Fortitude
mental strength and courage that allows someone to face danger, pain, etc.
Revelatory
making something known : revealing something in usually a surprising way
Judicious
having or showing good judgment
Diligence
careful and continued hard work
prescient
the ability to know what will or might happen in the future
ardent
intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic; passionate
adaptable
willing to adjust or modify one's thoughts or actions
multifaceted
having many sides to oneself
decisive
having the power or quality of deciding; putting an end to controversy; displaying no or little hesitation
afficable
friendly, good-natured, and easy to talk to