2/2/18: Vocab Quiz on The Crucible, Blankets, The Princess Bride...
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written declaration made under oath
with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art or mythology
AP (Advanced Placement)
offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Colleges and universities may grant course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examination
influence by slyness
a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
any system of principles or beliefs
something is put in a container and heat it up. As more heat is applied, the impurities burn away, leaving something that is pure leftover. It could also be a difficult test about proving yourself.
informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
a pretrial interrogation of a witness
a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true (religious doctrine)
draw forth (something that is latent or potential) into existence
be or become weak, unsteady, or uncertain
(aka frame tale or frame narrative) a literary technique that sometimes serves as a companion piece to a story within a story
a person who does not acknowledge your god
belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religions (especially Christian) or doctrine
characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole
a contrast between expectations for a situation and what is reality. It can be a difference between what might be expected to happen and what actually occurs
(of a creative work) referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.
the attention of the reader is deliberately focused away from the point. There may be exposition, dialogue, and interior monologue.
how people are influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors; the tendency for people's behaviors or beliefs to conform to those of the group to which they belong
the action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentance
cause to suffer
great in size, force, extent, or degree
The myth itself that in the Puritan religion everything is "pure." There was a right and wrong, Heaven and Hell, God and the Devil, and no room for other interpretation. If something is not pure, then it must be beyond tainted and by means of Satan himself.
literature that uses wit for the purpose of social criticism. Satire ridicules problems in society, government, businesses, and individuals in order to bring attention to certain follies, vices, and abuses, as well as to lead to improvements. Irony and sarcasm are often an important aspect of satire. Satirists also often use juxtaposition, analogy, parody, and double entendre to highlight their points. Utilizing satire may greatly affect the mood and/or tone of the work.
a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression
morally reprehensible (disgraceful)