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Reading Finals

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Beowulf theme
Light vs. dark, Courage.
Outsiders theme
love, loyalty, poverty, stereotypes
B. rising a 1
Grendel Fight
B rising a 2
She and Unferth
B rising a 3
Firedrake, Bees, beowulf dies.
O rising a
Pb Jumped, Pb vs. Darry, Pb + J go to park, Bob killed, Run away, windrexville, fire, rumble.
o climax
Johnny + Dally Die, court, Pb sick.
o end
essay
Vengeance
-punishment that is inflicted in return for a wrong
Dreggy
-muddy, filthy
Fen
an inland area of low-lying marshy land, now often drained and cultivated because of its nutrient-rich soil.
Turret
-small tower
Singe
- to burn something
Prostrate
lie prone or stretched out with the face downward or bow very low
Superstition
- irrational fear of the unknown
Malicious
- evil
Sinister
wicked
Indomitable
- invincible
Uncouth
ill mannered
Livid
-very angry
Mead
liquor
Simile
comparison using like or as
Metaphor
comparison not using like or as
(Ex. Stay gold)
Personification
giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.
(Ex. The train sighed as it pulled into the station after a long and hard trip)
Alliteration
repetition of initial consonant sounds
(Ex. The Big Bad Bus)
Foreshadowing
the use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot
Flashback
presents events of the past in the midst of a story in the present
Theme
The idea that the author is writing about
Symbolism
Concrete Object that represents something
irony
the opposite of what is expected
(Ex. The man hated oranges but he was run over by an orange truck)
bonfire
a large outdoor fire
avenge
take revenge for a perceived wrong
vicious
evil, destructive, savage
integrity
moral soundness
coat of mail
armor that protects the wearer's whole body
Restless
worried and uneasy
apprehensive
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
sustenance
a source of materials to nourish the body
Talons
claws
Rank
the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
pandemonium
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
skulked
to move about steathily
havoc
violent and needless disturbance
exploit
use or manipulate to one's advantage
Sere
(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
impudent
improperly forward or bold
subtle
faint and difficult to analyze
incensed
angered at something unjust or wrong
stench
a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
spoor
the trail left by a person or an animal
Vile
morally reprehensible
Obsequious
attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
fetid
having an offensive odor
Fjord
a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs
Plundered
wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value
Funeral pyre
wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
Drive-In
a place, usually a restaurant, where you can drive through to pick something up
nonchalantly
in an unconcerned manner
madras
a light cotton fabric of various weaves
rumble
a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
bickering
a quarrel about petty points
gallant
unflinching in battle or action
aloof
reserved, distant
ornery
having a difficult and contrary disposition
cunning
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
resignedly
to give up or give in; to accept something as inevitable
winced
to flinch;to shrink back or start aside,as from a blow or pain
bleak
offering little or no hope
impersonally
in an emotionally distant manner
elite
a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
reeling
staggering or swaying
contemptuosly
disrespectfully; disdainfully
defiance
intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
ruefully
regretfully
bewildering
causing confusion or puzzlement
doggedly
in a stubborn or persistent way
conviction
an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
detached
not connected
Non-Chalantly
in an unconcerned manner
Eluded
avoided, escaped
Sullen
darkened by clouds
Imploring
pleading; begging
Timber
a beam made of wood
Plasma
the liquid part of blood
Mimic
to imitate
Palomino
a horse of light tan or golden color with cream or white mane and tail
Manslaughter
killing another person without intending to do so.
Genuine
not fake or counterfeit
Recurring
coming back
Aghast
horrified
Numb
so frightened as to be unable to move
Faltering
the act of pausing uncertainly
Quivering
trembling
resemblance
similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
Concussion
any violent blow
Delirious
confusion, disordered speech, hallucinations
Editorial
an article giving opinions or perspectives
Acquitted
found not guilty
Reckless
marked by unthinking boldness