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10 terms

Vocabulary Lesson 2

STUDY
PLAY
prologue
introductory lines of a play; the preface to a literary work; an introductory or preceding event.
conjecture
an opinion without proof; guesswork; to speculate; to guess.
terse
brief and to the point (in writing or speaking); concise.
misanthrope
an individual who dislikes or distrusts other human beings.
allegory
a symbollic story in which people, settings or actions represent ideas or moral qualities.
dissolute
lacking moral restraint; very wicked; immoral; undisciplined.
protagonist
the main character in a story or play; a person who plays a leading or active part in something.
despicable
contemptible; deserving of scorn; vile
incongruous
not suitable or appropriate; not consistent; not conforming to a pattern.
ferocity
the qualitiy or state of being fierce, savage, or relentless.