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english final study guide

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affliction
an associate, partner
benediction
a blessing
calumny
a false and malicious accusation
defunct
no longer in existence
elite
the choice or best of a group
enmity
deep-seated hostility, often mutual
facade
deceptive outward appearance; front part of a building
desist
to stop; forbear
deplete
to use up gradually
delude
to mislead; to fool
deceive
to trick
cadaverous
or or like a corpse; pale, gaunt, thin
carp
to complain or to find fault in a petty or nagging way
beget
to produce; to be the parent of
antiquated
no longer used or useful; very old
adjunct
a subordinate; an assistant
climax
the point of highest interest and suspense in a literary work
allegory
a work in which each element symbolizes, or represents, something else
analogy
a comparison oc two things that are alike
antagonist
opponent; villian
flashback
a section of a literary work that presents an even or series of events that occurred earlier than the current time in the work
foreshadowing
act of presenting events that occur in the future
imagery
language that creates a concrete representative of an object
irony
difference between appearance and reality
interior monologue
presents the private sensations, thoughts, and emotions of a character
motivation
a force that moves a character to think, feel, or behave in a certain way
plot
series of events related to a central conflict
point of view
vantage point from which a story is told
regional dialect
dialect from a particular place
setting
the place and time from where a story is told
stereotype
an uncritically accepted fixed or conventional idea, particularly such an idea held about whole groups of people
symbolism
when a symbol stands for or represents both itself and something else
paradox
a seemingly contradictory statement, idea, or event
theme
a central idea in a literary work
imminent
impending; threatening; about to occur
indelible
permanent; incapapble of being erased or removed
indifference
lack or concern
livid
black and blue; colored like a bruise
deftly
skillfully
elated
filled with joy
odious
disgusting; offensive
surmise
imagine or infer on slight sounds
hogan
A cone-shape Navajo shelter built by covering a log frame with adobe
relent
give in or slacken
A caucasian man, the 15 year old boy, bobby fischer, and Lindo jong
who were the characters in Rules of the Game?
SHerlock holmes, Watson, Dr. Roylott, Julia, Helen, Miss Stoner,
who were the cahracters in Speckled Band?
Mrs. Wilson, Johnny, Boyd
who were the characters in After You, My Dear Alphonse?
Chee, Old Man Fat, Chee's daughter
who were the characters in Chee's daughter?
the barber, the customer Torres,
who were the characters in Lather and Nothing Else?
Framton Nuttel, the neice, Mrs. Sappleton
who were the characters in The Open Window?
Mme. Loisel, her husand, Madame Foestier,
who were the characters in the Necklace?
Amy Tan
Rules of the game author?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Speckled band author?
shirley jackson
after you, my dear alphonse author?
juanita platero and syowin miller
chee's daughter author?
hernando tellez
lather and nothing else author?
sake
the open window author?
guy de maupassant
necklace author?