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English 1 Honors Midterm Review
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adj. morally unrestrained
n. a coin collector
n. a scarcity; lack
adj. believing that all events in life are inevitable and are decided by fate
v. to force oneself into a situation
adj. dreamily thoughtful
adj. uninterested, listless
v. to turn away feelings or affections
adj. in high spirits, exultantly proud and joyful
n. a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation
able to be touched or felt
a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.
accept or allow behavior that is morally wrong
showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment
a feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality of a course of action.
a cosmopolitan person
a sudden or ignominious failure, a fiasco
a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building.
having or showing zeal
friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to.
perceptible by touch.
an animal pursued by a hunter
when there's an uncertain situation and you don't know what's going to happen next.
a struggle between the protagonist and antagonist
protagonist in TMDG
antagonist in TMDG
-human v. human
-human v. self
-human v. nature
a comparison with two unlikely things
a comparison using 'like' or 'as'
mood of TMDG
it's suspenseful and creepy
narrator of TMDG; point of view
3rd person; random narrator
Theme of TMDG
What is meant by 'he lived a year in a minute?'
He was so afraid he almost saw his life flash in between his eyes.
What is meant by 'I am still a beast at bay'?
At any moment, if you make someone angry enough, they could snap.
In which sea is Ship-Trap Island?
How is Zaroff able to finance his life style?
He hunts animals for money
If rainsford wins the hunt, what does Zaroff promise him?
a passage out of the island.
What happened to Lazarus?
he fell into quicksand and died.
Where does Rainsford spend the first night of his hunt?
On a tree.
How many acres did Zaroff's father own?
a quarter of a million
Why does Zaroff suggest Rainsford wear moccasins
because they leave a poorer trail
What caused Rainsford to believe Zaroff knew he was hiding in the tree? Do you think he was right?
He looked up and smiled. I think he did know he was there, it was just that he wanted to lure his prey to the ground.
How does Zaroff stock his island with 'game'?
When ships crash, he takes the sailors prisoner.
What happened to Zaroff at the end of the story?
In spite of being hurt, Zaroff congratulates Ranisford on his Malay Mancatcher. Why?
Because not many people can build one.
How do we know Rainsford is an exceptionally fit man?
he can swim, survive, in the jungle, and can kill a man like Zaroff
v. to combine
syn. unite, merge, blend, consolidate.
ant. splinter, disunite
adj. mentally ill, insane
syn. deranged, insane
v. to sharpen
v. to besiege by encircling(as with an army); to harass
syn. surround, annoy.
v. to eat or swallow greedily
adj. no longer used or useful, very old
syn. obsolete, out of date, archaic
n. a narcotic used to cause sleep or bring relief from pain.
n. an exaggerated portrayal of one's features
syn. mockery, cartoon.
v. to waster time; to dawdle
syn. dawdle, loiter.
ant. hasten, hurry
adj. pertaining to or constituting a major crime
n. a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building
adj. equally skillful with either hand
syn. tardy; late
v. to give life or motion to
syn. enliven; encourage; excite
v. to work dough or clay into a uniform mixture
syn. squeeze; rub; press
n. one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gender, or religion, and displaying contempt for other countries, the opposite sex, or other beliefs
adj. promoting equal rights for all people
adj. in a state of violence or destructive rage
ant. placid, complacent
adj. marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display
ant. unobtrusive, bland
v. to mislead, to fool
n. to escape notice; to get away from.
syn. avoid, evade, lose
adj. inactive; unproductive
syn. idle, barren
ant. fertile, productive
n. anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation
syn. affliction, disease
n. a funeral rite or ceremony
n. an occupant, an inhabitant
ant. emigrant, alien
n. obligated loyalty or faithfulness
syn. devotion, fidelity, allegiance
ant. disloyalty, treachery
v. to attract by offering a reward or pleasure
syn. tempt, lure
v. to please
syn. satisfy, indulge
ant. displease, disappoint
n. a slow person, especially one who falls behind.
syn. straggler, dawdler
n. a maneuver or action used to gain an advantage.
syn. strategy, ploy, maneuver
adj. worn out; dulled, as from overindulgence.
n. the main point.
v. to recommend;. to speak in favor of.
v. to obliterate; to wipe out.
n. personal appeal or attraction; magnetism.
n. a brute; a large monster; a frightful giant.
v. to hypnotize.
n. anything having existence, either physical or mystical.
to exchange words; to discuss casually.
adj. cowardly and treacherous.
n. favoritism shown to family or friends by those in power, especially in business or hiring practices.
v. to resent another's success, to envy.
n. an influential person, a member of the elite.
adj. gluey, sticky.
n. deep-seated hostility, often mutual.
v. to speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner.
v. to inspire or influence, to saturate.
n. a pole with a large hook on one end.
v. to drink in large quantities, to gulp.
n. a lover of books.
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