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113 terms

Malatack Final VC

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Sensuous
attractive or gratify physically, affecting the senses rather than the intellect
Allegiance
loyalty/obligation of loyalty to a nation/cause
Benediction
an utterance of good wishes
Ardent
warmth of feeling; passionate
Equanimity
the quality of being calm or even-tempered
Manifest
to display or show a quality or feeling by one's acts or appearance
Epic
a long poem, typically derived from oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures of history
Setting
time and place of a story
Portentous
pompous or over solemn
Heretics
a person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted
Alderman
an elected member of a municipal council
Invocation
the act of calling upon someone for help as in god or a deity
Impute
to represent something as being done, cause or possessed by someone
Lucid
showing ability to think and express yourself clearly
Avaricious
greedy
Illusion
a false idea or belief, a deceptive appearance
Courtesan
a prostitute who associates with a nobleman or a man of wealth
Mundane
lacking interest or excitement, dull
Immutable
unchanging over time or unable to be changed
Mood
feeling that a work of literature evokes
Profaners
those who show disrespect
Transgression
the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit
Esteem
respect and admiration, typically for a person
Benefice
an endowed Church office yielding an income to its holder
Envious
jealous
Discourse
written or spoken communication
Asceticism
self denial, extreme abstinence
Folly
a lack of good sense or understanding, mistake
Exalted
raised or elevated as in rank/character
Attain
to succeed in achieving something that one desires or works hard for, to reach
Diffuse
to spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people
Primordial
having been here since the beginning
Theme
the subject of a person's writing that conveys their thoughts
Pernicious
Evil
Posterity
all future generations
Obscured
keeping from being seen, concealed
Purged
cleansed
Enmity
the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something
Countenance
facial expression
Imperturbable
incapable of being upset or agitated
Doctrine
a principle, position or policy taught or advocated
Gait
way of walking
Impartial
unbiased, neutral
Pervades
spread through and be apparent throughout
Tone
the writer's attitude toward the material or readers
Augmenting
making something greater by adding to it, increasing
Languish
feeling feeble or weak
Boisterous
noisy, energetic, cheerful, rowdy
Loathed
hated, despised
Instigate
provoke or stir up
Chide
to scold
Rancor
bitterness or resentfulness
Lamentable
deplorably bad or unsatisfactory
Poultice
a soft, moist mass of material, typically a plant material or flour, applied to the body to relieve soreness and inflammation
Drudge
a person made to do dull work
Simile
comparison using like or as
Consort
to associate with someone, typically with the disapproval of someone
Mantle
a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
Tedious
too long, slow or dull, monotonous
Beseech
to beg
Metaphor
comparison not using like or as
Predominant
present as the strongest or main power
Indolent
having or showing disposition
Insatiable
unable to be pleased or satisfied
Irrefutable
cannot be disproved
Jackal
person who performs dishonest deeds with a follower
Obtain
to come into possession of
Orator
public speaker
Palliative
something that alleviates
Pilgrimage
a journey made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion
Prudent
wise or practical in practical affaits
Ravaged
to work havoc upon
Reproach
to find fault with or blame
Squander
to spend or use time/$ wastefully
Tenacious
keeping a firm hold
Transitory
not permanent
Unkempt
uncared for, neglected
Venerable
commanding respect b/c of great age or impressive strength
Vitality
exuberant physical strength or mental vigor
Vocation
particular occupation
Inundation
flood
Prorogue
discontinue a session without dissolving it
Arbitrating
reach an authoritative judgment or settlement
Orisons
prayers
Culled
select from a large quantity
Solace
comfort or consolation a time of distress or sadness
Dirges
a lament for the dead
Presage
warning that something bad will happen
Penury
extreme poverty
Impeach
charge with misconduct
Nirvana
Buddhists seek this, through enlightenment one can relieve his or herself of the pain and suffering existing in the present world
Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path
2 things Buddha preaches
Buddha
the enlightened one, the awakened one, Siddhartha Guatama, founder of Buddhism
Brahman
supreme spirit of the world in the Hindu religion
Brahma
god, creator of the world in Hinduism
Brahmin
member of the highest Hindu caste
Brahmana
refers to a sacred set of Hindu writings
Vedas
set of hymns that formed the cornerstone of Aryan culture, believe to be the most sacred of all literature because they were said to be revealed directly by the gods
Vishnu
preserver of the universe
Shiva
destroyer of the universe
Atman
w/i all humans, individual soul containing the essence of Brahman
Samsara
bound to this until moksha is experienced, never ending cycle of death, birth and rebirth, aka wheel of life aka reincarnation
Karma
when one's experiences are shaped through past thoughts and actions
Moksha
aka nirvana, attainment of one's connection with the all-might Brahman
Maya
one's illusion of the soul being separate from the totality
Absurdism
passive philosophy, life is meaningless but not worthless, branch of existentialism
Surrealism
style of art and writing that uses unexpected juxtapositions to portray a message or theme in a twisted way
Existentialism
active philosophy, life is meaningless and humans will ultimately die in the end, but there is a human need to do things that please us b/c it's worth it
Allegory
lit device, extended metaphor that portrays a larger message through a piece of writing
Kafkaesque
combination of modernism, surrealism and existentialism, in "The Metamorphosis"
Modernism
style of writing that moves away from the emotions of Romanticism and is similar to realism in that it focuses on everyday life, facts and the growth of society
Romanticism
rejection of enlightenment ideals and questions facts and observations, focuses on nature, emotions and beauty of live, aka Sturm and Drag Movement
Magical Realism
magical elements are blended into a realistic atmosphere in order to access a deeper understanding of reality