18 terms

VOCABULARY #14

STUDY
PLAY
myth
a traditional story about gods or heroes
oracle
a sacred shrine where a priest or priestess spoke for a god or goddess
epic
a long poem that told about heroic deeds
fable
a short tale that teaches a lesson
drama
a story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the story
tragedy
a play where a person struggles to overcome difficulties but fails, and as a result , the story has an unhappy ending
comedy
a story that is filled with humor and has a happy ending
veer
to shift or change direction
waver
to become unsteady
rash
done without thought or preparation
reel
to turn or seem to turn around and around
quench
to satisfy or put an end to a need or desire
vainly
without success
winnow
to separate or divide
fledgling
a young bird without feathers that cannot yet fly
sustained
to be kept from falling
draught
a taste
philosophy
the study of history, political science, science, and mathematics