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Mercy English 8 Final

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regaled
entertained, verb
lugubrious
sorrowful, mournful, woeful, adj.
tragedy
sad or terrible event, noun
meager
small amount, adj.
encountered
met, ran into, came upon, verb
exultant
jubilant, joyful, triumphant, adj.
plethora
lots, large amount, abundance, adj.
misers
greedy people, frugal, stingy, selfish, cheap, noun
dispersed
spread out, verb
noisome
disgusting, offensive, adj.
exuberant
jubilant, excited, adj.
trekked
long walk, verb
perky
happy, excited, upbeat, adj.
blaring
extremely loud, verb
amphitheater
open air theater
dapper
handsome, adj.
besotted
stunned, dumbstruck with love, adj.
visages
facial appearance, noun
oscillated
move to and fro, verb
abode
home, noun
enrapture
delight beyond measure, verb
comely
attractive,pretty, adj.
beauteous
dapper, adj.
rapscallion
trouble maker, scoundrel, rascal, noun
tractable
easy to influence, obedient, naive, adj.
anguished
depressed, tormented, adj.
adverse
against, adj.
materialize
appeared, verb
pompous
snotty, snobby, full of yourself, adj.
periodically
once in a while,from time to time, adverb
amble
go at a slow pace, stroll, verb
ingenuous
frank, straight forward, adj.
ensued
started, began, verb
cretin
scoundrel, lowlife, noun
homely
ugly, adj.
waxed
grew, verb
pugnacious
violent, warlike, adj.
fray
fight, noun
prevailed
succeeded, won out, verb
paramour
lover, noun
banished
exiled, not permitted, verb
chided
lectured, scolded, nagged, verb
swine
pig, noun
genocide
purposely killing an entire group of people
anti-Semitism
anti Jew
Aryan
master race, pure German
propaganda
media that influences the people
bias
an opinion not based on fact ot logic
scapegoat
blame a group of people
Holocaust
1939-1945, genocide of over 6 million Jews
ghetto
a small part of a town separated for all the jews to live
perpetrator
those who implement a crime
prejudice
to judge a person/group before knowing them
stereotype
generalized opinions about a group of people
bystander
a person who knows what's going on but doesn't make an effort to help
Euthanasia
mercy killing, purposely killing another
Theme
a message about life or human nature that is conveyed through a literary work. A general statement that can be applied to many works, often containing more than one.
Ethos
principles of right and wrong; writer must appear trustworthy and honest
Pathos
emotions; appeals to the emotions
Logos
the part of the argument based on reason, solid fact, and sound information
Kairos
building a sense of urgency for your cause
testimonial
used when an important or famous person endorses a product or idea
Bandwagon
involves the argument, "everyone is doing this, so you should too"
repetition
based on the idea, "if you repeat something over and over again, people will believe it."
Transfer
the technique of using symbols that pack a strong punch with their message
Strong Woman
used with images of beautiful women looking strong and more athletic, to represent beauty and power
Humanizing Technology
When an advertiser humanizes or simplifies their product, especially technology
Mass marketing to a subculture
a product for a smaller group of people within the main culture (ex. golfers, retirees)
Otherness
the idea that "not everybody is doing this, but you are special, so you should"
Plain Folk
a propaganda technique that uses ordinary people
Socrates
invented the art of philosophical discussion. Questioned people's belief in the truth of popular opinion, parents became leery of his influence on their children. Killed himself by drinking hemlock
Plato
student of Socrates. Also studied under Pythagoras. Established his own academy and wrote The Republic.
Aristotle
spent his life examining a variety of topics including logic, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, politics, rhetoric
Root words
essential part of a word, can't be broken down
Loan words
words borrowed from other languages
Prefix
comes before root
Suffix
comes after root
Bio
root meaning life
Vit/Viv
root meaning live
Man/Manu
root meaning hand
Ped
root meaning foot
tract
root meaning pull
Port
root meaning carry
Miss/Mit
root meaning send
Scrib/Script
root meaning writing
Graph
root meaning writing
Ject
root meaning throw
Sect
root meaning cut, separate
Dict
root meaning say
Socio
root meaning people, friend
Spec
root meaning look
Therm
root meaning heat, temperature
Bene/Bon
root meaning good
Mal/Male
root meaning bad, abnormal
Struct
root meaning build
Frail/Frag/Fract
root meaning break
Flect/Flex
root meaning bend
Non
Prefix meaning not
Im
Prefix meaning not
In
Prefix meaning not
Il
Prefix meaning not
Ir
Prefix meaning not
Un
Prefix meaning opposite of
De
Prefix meaning away from
Dis
Prefix meaning away from
Mis
Prefix meaning wrong
Re
Prefix meaning back
Pre
Prefix meaning before
Fore
Prefix meaning before
Sub
Prefix meaning under
Super
Prefix meaning above
trans
Prefix meaning across
Less
Suffix meaning without
Ful
Suffix meaning full of
ous
Suffix meaning full of
er
Suffix meaning someone that
or
Suffix meaning performs verb
ist
Suffix meaning performs verb
able
Suffix meaning can able to
ible
Suffix meaning can
ship
Suffix meaning state of
ment
Suffix meaning act of
ness
Suffix meaning act of
hood
Suffix meaning act of
ward
Suffix meaning in direction of
Lamented
cried, mourned, verb
inflamed
swollen, irritated, adj.
ceased
ended, stopped, verb
prominent
important person, conspicuous, adj.
articulated
spoke clearly, verb
unfledged
immature, undeveloped, adj.
despondent
depressed, upset, adj
chortled
laughed, verb
awry
amiss, astray, to go wrong, adj.
crypt
tomb, noun
exposition
background information in a plot triangle
rising action
events leading up to the climax, introduction to characters and conflicts
climax
highest point of suspense
falling action
characters learn form their conflicts in this part of a plot triangle
resolution
conflicts are wrapped up and resolved; on a plot triangle
context clues
deciphering a word's meaning from surrounding context
connotation
emotional assosiation of a word
denotation
dictionary definition of a word
synonym
words with similar or the same meaning
antonym
words with opposite or different meanings
Symbolism
common object with a deeper meaning in a story
Internal conflict
conflict within one's self, difficult decision or emotion
External Conflict
conflicts caused by other people, nature, or society
Characterization
STEAL, attributes that brings characters to life
Foreshadowing
hints meaning to clue the reader to a later event
Genre
type or category of a book
Protagonist
good guy or hero that solves the conflict
antagonist
bad guy, person or thing causing the conflict
euphemism
gentler word substituted for a more harsh or vulgar one