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l.a final exam vocab

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famished
extremely hungry
enmity
the feeling or condition of hostility
uncanny
strange or mysterious, in an unsettling way
guffawing
a loud and boisterous laugh
paraphernalia
miscellaneous articles
yammer
loud and sustained or repetitive noise
alluding
to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion
promontory
a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea
stammering
to speak with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words
metaphor
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
simile
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid
dramatic irony
irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play
verbal irony
irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning
oxymoron
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
assonance
in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible
making bond
making a deposit to guarantee your appearance in court
petty larceny
didn't pay for seventy cents worth of groceries.
allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one
Bilbo
protagonist
Thorin
protagonist
Gandalf
protagonist
Beorn
protagonist
Bard
protagonist
Wargs
antagonist
Gollum
antagonist
Smaug
antagonist
The Hobbit: Settings:
Hobbiton, Rivendale, Misty Mountains, Lonely Mountain
confound
to cause surprise or confusion in someone
furtive
attempting to avoid notice or attention
glower
having an angry or sullen look on one's face
thatched
a roof covering of straw, reed, palm trees, or a similar material
appalling
awful; terrible
pinnacle
a high pointed piece of rock
unimpeachable
not to be questioned or doubted
flummoxed
to be bewildered or confused
coveted
to desire wrongfully without regards for the rights of others
decrepit
weakened by old age
plight
a dangerous, difficult or otherwise unfortunate situation
ambush setting
My Khe - Archetypal jungle in Vietnam-almost impenetrable foliage ("dense brush) provides cover for Viet Cong (enemy invisible)

Dark, foggy, hot (humid) - creates tension; fear as the platoon is waiting for possible contact with "the enemy" that is not only concealed by the foliage but by the fog
conflict
Man vs. man - U.S Solider vs. Viet Cong
Man vs. environment
Man vs. himself
rising action
pulls the pin of the grenade, had come up to a crouch
climax
he throws the grenade, it explodes; the young man falls to the ground dead.
falling action
The discussion with Kiowa about the incident.
Talks about regret.
thank you ma'am - character trait
personality and feelings of a character.