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vocab 1.1-1.8 review

words from past test, from 1.1 to 1.8
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(1.1) amiable
good, peaceable
interminable
lasting or seeming to last forever, endless
ardent
passionate
euphamism
the use of a word or phrased to be offensive
(1.2) protagonist
a person who is for the main character
antagonist
the charector who opposses the main charector in a story
imagery
the descriptive or figurative languge used in literature to create word pictures for the reader by details of sight,sound, taste, touch, smell, or movement.
foreshadowing
literary work is the use of clues that suggest of events that have yet to occur.
sensory language
the writing or speech that appeals to one or more of the senses.
genre
catagory or type of literature.
(1.3) alliteration
the repitition of initial consonent sounds.
anticlimax
the turning point in a story, but a let-down.
denouement
any events that occur after the resolution.
progeny
children; offspring.
indigenous
existing or growing nautrally in a region or country;native
reiterate
to say or do again repeatedly.
affluent
wealthy; rich.
anthology
a collection of stories, poems, songs, ect.
posterity
all of a person's descendents; all succeding generations
adversity
to please; satisfy
digress
to wander temporarily from the subject in talking or writing
disquiet
to make uneasy; disturb
hyperbole
exaggeration for effect; not meant to be taken literally
thwart
to obstruct, frustrate, or defeat
sparse
thinly spread; not dense
inordinate
excessive; immoderate
culprit
a person guilty of crime or offense
empathy
the ability to share in another's emotions, thoughts, or feelings
apathy
1. the lack of emotion 2. lack of interest, indifference, listlessness
elaborate
to add more details, usually with "on" or "upon"
resilent
recovering strength, spirits, etc. quickly