20 terms

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admirable
remarkable
classic
a work of literature of the highest quality
climax
the most intense, exciting, or important point of a story
delineate
to portray in words; describe or outline with precision
enrich
to improve or make richer
figurative
using figures of speech; symbolic, not literal
imagery
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
improper
incorrect; not proper
literary
having to do with literature
locale
the setting of a written work
myth
a story told in ancient times to explain life and nature
prologue
introduction; preface; an introductory chapter at the beginning of a book or play
scoundrel
a villain
seminar
a conference at which information and opinions are exchanged
stanza
a group of lines that form a unit in a poem
symbolize
to stand for something else
tendency
a natural disposition to move, act. or think in a certain way
translation
something that is expressed in another language
unravel
to work out the problems of or make clear
unsavory
unpleasant; having a bad reputation

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