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The Importance of Being Earnest Vocabulary

FOR ALL 8TH GRADE ADVANCED LANGUAGE ARTS KIDS AT MOUNT PARAN!!!!
STUDY
PLAY
apolexy
stroke
conduce
contribute
cynical
distrustful of human nature and its motives
domesticity
shortened, farmiliar form
expurgations
removals of objectionable elements
forte
strong point
glibly
nonchalantly, with easy lack of concern
indecorous
unseemly, not proper
invariably
in an unchanging manner
lax
not strict, loose
surmised
guessed
tedious
boring, tiresomely dull
apprehensions
fears
arduous
difficult
chafe
become irritated
chronicle
record
debonnaire
suave (John Busby)
demeanor
outward manner
effeminate
unmanly
emigrating
leaving one's country to live elsewhere
equanimity
the quality of being even tempered under stress
interment
burial
lorgnette
eyeglasses with a handle
machinations
scheming, crafty actions
philanthropic
humanitarian, promoting self welfare
superciliously
in a haughtily scornful manner, disdainfully
apprised
informed
effrontery
disrespectful bolddness
irrevocable
unalterable
ostentatiously
showily
quails
cowers
tutelage
state of being under a guardian
Farce
a broad comedy, dependent on overblown speech, unbelievable situations, exaggerated characters, and sexual innuendoes.
Satire
using humore to expose something or to ridicule someone
Comedy of Manners
a popular form of satirical drama during the English Restoration
Epigram
a short statement or poem with a witty turn of thought or a wittily condensed expression
Irony
a perception of inconsistency, sometimes humorous, in which the significance and understanding of a statement is changed by its context
Pun
an expression that achieves emphasis