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Trimester 2 Vocabulary

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ultimatum
a demand or threat that is final
scapegoat
a person who is unfairly blamed for something that others have done
treaty
an agreement under international law
casualty
a person killed or injured in a war or accident
genocide
deliberate killing of a large group of people especially those of an ethnic group.
exposition
sets the stage for a story. Characters are introduced, and the setting is described.
rising action
The plot "thickens" as the conflict begins to unfold. Complications are introduced and suspense builds.
climax
the point of greatest interest or suspense in the story. The turning point, when the action reaches a peak and the outcome of the conflict is decided.
falling action
occurs after the climax of the story when things start falling into place
resolution
the loose ends are tied up and the story comes to a close.
conspicuous
obvious to the eye or mind
dignified
having a composed or serious manner that is worthy of respect.
exposed
with no protection or shield
fatalist
anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
furnished
supplied with necessary furniture, appliances, etc.
insufferable
impossible to bear, intolerable.
meticulous
marked by precise accordance with details
tolerable
able to be endured
unabashed.
not embarrassed
anecdote
A brief account of an incident that is made to entertain or make a point.
setting
The time and place of the action of the story.
genre
A type of category of literature.
imagery
Writing that paints a colorful picture by using many adjectives.
theme
The message or central idea of the story.
antagonist
A person or thing working against the main character.
voice
An author's distinctive style or manner of expression.
foreshadowing
When a writer provides hints that suggest future events in a story.
characterization
All of the techniques a writer uses to create characters.
protagonist
The central character of a story, often called the hero.
dialogue
Written conversation between two or more characters.
flashback
When an author goes back to an earlier time in the story.
conflict
a struggle between opposing forces
motivation
The reason why a character acts, feels, or thinks a certain way.
point of view
The angle from which a story is told.
concepts of a plot diagram
This would include the exposition, rising action, the climax, falling action and resolution.
internal conflict
a struggle a character has within himself.
external conflict
a character struggles against another person or some other outside force.
defiance
open resistance; bold disobedience
immoral
not conforming to accepted standards of ethics
aristocrats
a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, especially the hereditary nobility
bureaucracy
a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials
trade unionist
someone who belongs to an organization that belongs of workers formed to protect and further their rights and interests; a labor union.
awkwardly
in a clumsy or uncomfortable way
bewildered
completely confused; puzzled
ideals
Things that are important to a person
contract
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable
indignation
Anger as a result of something unjust
phase
A stage in a series of changes
realization
an act of becoming fully aware of something as a fact
rigid
stiff and unbending; not flexible