English Vocabulary (A Rose for Emily, Ghost...)
Terms in this set (51)
advance beyond the usual limit "...garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood..."
Rashness, recklessness "A few of the ladies had the temerity to call ..."
Someone who behaves amorously, and tries to win admiration, without serious intentions; a flirt "...only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps-an eyesore among eyesores."
the state of being perpetual and eternal, without forseeable end "...the dispensation dating from the death of her father on into perpetuity."
To free from any question of guilt or blame "So when she got to be thirty and was still single, we were not pleased exactly, but vindicated ..."
Proud; having or showing an attitude of superiority ". . . cold, haughty black eyes ..."
extremely poisonous, injurious, severe, destructive (often used in relation to a virus) ". . . as if that quality of her father which had thwarted her woman's life so many times had been too virulent and too furious to die."
not admitting passage or entrance; incapable of being affected or disturbed "Thus she passed from generation to generation--dear, inescapable,impervious, tranquil, and perverse.
Having (or resembling) the sound of "s" or the sound of "sh"
Having death as the subject; dwelling on the gruesome; inspiring horror
spread or diffuse through all parts of a place
Sharp, harsh, bitter, irritating, usually in ref. to taste or smell
incapable of being disentangled or untied
lacking in color (and liveliness)
Have a victory in a contest or competition
a person who is very poor
To manage to avoid or get around, especially through cleverness and wit
hinder or prevent, as in dreams and desires; to stand in the way of
being put into an isolated place; being set apart
my ladies; plural of madam
platform that runs along the edge of a harbor or port, similar to a dock, wharf, pier
pure; not mixed with anything else; undiluted
a mansion (manor or castle)
disturbed, troubled, upset, disordered
a bird that sings in the morning (small, brownish)
involving confusion and agitation
declared unfit for use or occupation (as with a home)
to be used to something, to be familiar with something
extreme anxiety, emotional torment
sad; expressing sadness or sounding sad
face or facial expression
ghost or ghost-like presence
monastery or convent (old, church-like building with chains)
idea that there is a secret plot
body suit dancers usually wear
the way you walk
metal cup that sits on your thumb so you don't get cut while sewing
a reference to something, usually an image, that comes up again and again
careful, cautious (judgmental) in a wise way
filling with wind and bulging
an enemy or opponent
extreme anger (chiefly used for humorous or rhetorical effect)
devious or cunning stratagems employed in manipulating or persuading someone to do what one wants.
sly or cunning intelligence
a countless or extremely great number.