Unit 2 - Vocabulary
Terms in this set (100)
(n.) A category or type of literature (or of art, music, etc.) characterized by a particular form, style, or content.
(n.) A basic and distinctive mode of expression.
(adj.) Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
(adj.) Dangerous; risky; lacking in security or stability.
(adj.) In deplorable condition.
(n.) A large gathering of people.
(n.) Betrayal of trust.
(n.) A cruel and oppressive dictator.
(n.) A state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact, covenant.
(v.) To urge strongly, advise earnestly.
(n.) The group following and attending to some important person.
(n.) heroic courage; respect and courtesy; an act or statement marked by a high level of courtesy.
(n.) firmness of purpose.
(v.) bring a criminal action against (in a trial).
(n.) action taken to prepare for something: a preparatory step taken to meet a possible or expected need.
(adj.) causing sorrow or pain; serious.
(n.) cruel use of power: cruelty and injustice in the exercise of power or authority over others.
(adj.) to be regretted or pitied.
(v.) excelled, went beyond.
(adj.) tendency to float; power to recover emotionally.
(v.) to ask questions, examine by questioning.
(n.) change of form; transformation.
(adj.) serving to settle an issue; final.
(adj.) having to do with the scientific study of birds.
(n.) a detailed description of a theory, problem, or proposal discussing the issues involved, or a commentary on a written text discussing its meaning and implications.
(adj.) causing great interest or curiosity in somebody.
(adj.) indicating existence or truth: showing, suggesting, or pointing out that something exists or is true.
(n.) somebody who rejects conventional ideas, dress, and social conventions, especially in the 1950s.
(adj.) probably not true, but widely believed to be true.
(adj.) having more than one possible meaning or interpretation.
(n.) the act of putting something between other things or parts; especially to put words into a piece of writing or a conversation.
(n.) something, such as an important idea or subject, that is repeated throughout a text.
(adj.) not forming a necessary part of something; not important.
(n.) an ability to say or write things that are clever and usually funny.
(n.) a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish; humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc.
(n.) a play, story, novel, etc., that makes a serious subject seem funny or ridiculous.
(adj.) impossible to hold back, stop, or control.
(n.) a word used to reduce from a general to a particular or restricted form.
(adj.) describes something that teaches someone in a way that improves the mind or character.
(adj.) relating to or involving specific people, things, or actions rather than general ideas or qualities.
(adj.) relating to or involving general ideas or qualities rather than specific people, objects, or actions.
(n.) used when people are speaking in an informal way.
(n.) words that are not considered part of the standard vocabulary and that are used very informally in speech especially by a particular group of people.
(v.) worry; to be worried, irritated, or agitated about something, or cause somebody to be so.
(v.) bad-tempered silence: a period, state, or show of resentfulness and refusal to communicate.
(v.) revive something: to revive or renew something such as a feeling or interest.
(adv.) in a threatening.manner: suggesting or indicating that something bad is going to happen or be revealed.
(adj.) away from wind.
(adj.) partly excusing crime: making an offense or a crime seem less serious or more excusable.
(n.) something experienced: a fact or occurrence that can be observed.
(v.) mention indirectly: to refer to something or somebody indirectly, without giving a precise name or explicit identification.
(v.) fill something with particular quality.
(n.) a mark showing that something is of high quality.
(adj.) incapable of being disproved: impossible to refute or disprove.
(adj.) having or showing a desire to harm others.
(n.) a clause that can stand on its own as a sentence.
(adj.) gracious: kind and gracious in behavior or appearance.
(n.) vitality: great physical or mental strength and energy.
(v.) to demand something noisily or desperately.
(n.) noisy outcry; clamor.
(n.) bird of crow family.
(n.) a gently rolling hill.
(adj.) not usual: not usual or expected.
(adj.) very small: very small or much smaller than is usual.
(adj.) embellished: decorated with an ornament.
(adj.) hampered or hindered.
(adj.) prudent: taking into consideration all possible circumstances and consequences before acting.
(adj.) in vain: having no practical effect or useful result.
(v.) shake somebody out of apathy: to stir somebody into action or a more active state, or become more active.
(adv.) in vain; uselessly.
(adj.) excellent: of the highest quality.
(adj.) excited, hurried, and confused.
(n.) the importance or significance of something; greatness of size, volume, or extent.
(adj.) very small.
(n.) opponent: somebody or something opposing or in conflict with another.
(n.) a proposition advanced as an argument.
(n.) ridiculousness because of being irrational, incongruous, or illogical.
(adj.) intended to arouse.
(adj.) shortened by having a part cut off or removed.
(n.) somebody who acts like a machine.
(adj.) spoiled; made dirty.
(adj.) lazy; not showing any interest or making any effort.
(n.) a serious and lengthy speech or piece of writing about a topic.
(adj.) kindly; having a kind and gentle disposition or appearance.
(n.) hardship; great difficulty, affliction, or distress.
(adj.) without energy.
(adj.) looking shyly modest.
(adj.) lazy; disliking work or any form of physical exertion.
(v.) to stir up somebody or something, or be stirred up.
(n.) confusion of voices.
(v.) improve; to make something better.
(v.) relieve something unpleasant.
(n.) rest; a state of inactivity.
(v.) make trivial objections.
(adj.) formed or consisting of straight lines.
(adj.) extremely important or crucial, especially in its effect on the future course of events.
(adj.) agreeable; pleasant and suited to somebody's character or tastes.
(v.) to communicate or express something.