26 terms

The Fault In Our Stars Vocabulary

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hamarita
tragic flaw
deign
to think fit or in accordance with one's dignity; condescend
calibrate
to plan or devise something carefully so as to have a precise use, application, appeal
existential
[ly] pertaining to existence
fraught
filled or laden with
dishevel
hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt
dysmorphia
malformation; an abnormality in the shape or size of a body part
bereft
to deprive and make desolate, especially by death
sobriquet
a nickname
insipid
without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities
bacchanalia
a drunken feast; orgy
misnomer
[ed] a misapplied or inappropriate name or designation
vernacular
native or indigenous language, language of people opposed to literary language
lascivious
inclined to lustfulness; wanton; lewd
coterie
a group of people who associate closely, an exclusive group; clique
edema
effusion of fluid into cells or body cavities
inexorable
unyielding, unalterable
flummox
[ed] to bewilder, confound, confuse
anomaly
a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement
malevolent
evil, harmful, injurious
trope
any literary or rhetorical devise, as a metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony, that consist in the use of words in other than their literal sense
ontological
[ly] of or pertaining to ontology: the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such
deferential
[ly] showing deference
palliative
serving to relieve or lessen without curing, mitigate, alleviate
eponymous
giving ones name to a tribe, place, album
nihilism
nothingness or nonexistence... an extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all rea existence or possibility of objective basis for truth