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Writer's Workshop Final

Mrs. Spurlock 11-12 final- GHS
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disingenuous
not straightforward or candid(honest); crafty (sneaky)
benevolence
an inclination to do kind or charitable acts; an act of generosity.
affable
easy and pleasant to speak to; approachable; gracious
peeve
cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful, a resentful mood -- in a peeve
rhetorical question
question that is not supposed to be answered
paroxysm
a sudden outburst of emotion or action. medicine - a sudden attack
feckless
feeble or ineffective; careless and irresponsible
copacetic
very satisfactory; agreeable, all right, cool
excoriate
to denounce or berate severely flay verbally; to strip off or remove the skin from.
kerfuffle
a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views
auteur
a filmmaker, usually a director whose individual style makes it unique ex:Tim Burton
imminent
about to occur
eminent
towering above others; of high rank, station or quality; note worthy
deference
courteous regard for people's feelings; a courteous expression of regard -- empathy
nuance
a subtle or slight degree of difference
nugatory
of little or no consequence; invalid, nonbinding (in a legal sense) null and void
vet
to subject to thorough evaluation or examination; to check for accuracy
somnambulist
someone who walks about while asleep
ubiquitous
being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time
foment
to promote the growth or development of - to rouse or incite (the hunger games fomented the uprising in the districts)
machination
the act of plotting; a crafty or cunning scheme - a secret scheme to do something especially underhanded or illegal
doggedness
stubbornness persistent
troglodyte
a member of any various people who lived in caves; a person characterized by reclusive (hermit) - or out of date; out of touch
reverence
a feeling of profound awe and respect often love state of being revered
revered
to regard with deference; awe and devotion; to worship
perfidy
deliberate breach of trust, the act of treachery - willful deception
schadenfreude
enjoyment obtained from the trouble of others; malicious joy in the misfortune of others
epithet
a term used to characterize a person or thing; an abusive word or phrase meant to demean someone or something - also a nickname
ogle
to look at or stare in an amorous manner
skulduggery
verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you; underhanded behavior - also a devious device or trick
fatuous
lacking in seriousness; vain and silly, unconsciously foolish, stupid
profligate
(adj)reckless, wistful; unrestrained by conventions or morality ----(noun) a recklessly extravagant consumer
cadge
to beg or to get by begging
brazen
behaving in a way that is not moral or socially acceptable -- marked by bold and arrogant behavior