Brantley's Vocab Study Cards
Terms in this set (52)
to represent or describe
the point in a literary work at which the chief dramatic complication is worked out
organized for the purpose of doing good
mental or emotional strain; the state of being stretched tight
not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts
having a clear decisive relevance to the matter in hand
describe or portray (something) precisely
stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
not clearly expressed or easily understood; hard to make out or define; vague
an outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality; superficial, or artificial appearance
to say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity
a condensed statement or outline; a brief summary or general survey
having a huge appetite OR having a very eager approach to an activity.
of vital importance; crucial; not to be avoided or evaded; necessary
If something is hypothetical, it is based on possible ideas or situations rather than actual ones
not complete or thorough; affecting or involving only the surface or outside part of something; on the surface
of little value or importance; no value; insignificant
typically used to describe an activity that is too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous; boring
the process of becoming aware of something through the senses; realizing or noticing something that is obscure
literary technique in which two or more ideas, places, characters, and their actions are placed side by side, for the purpose of developing comparisons and contrasts.
a large or excessive amount of (something); a grand abundance
a record of events starting with the earliest and following the order in which they occurred; arranged in the order of time
providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions
outstanding for undesirable qualities; remarkably bad; flagrant
any extreme misfortune bringing great loss and sorrow; disaster
a person who hates, dislikes, mistrusts, or mistreats women; having strong prejudices towards women
having a large and shapely buttocks
existing or being everywhere at the same time; having a large presence; omnipresent
diminish in number or quantity; to use up
one who is opposed to especially technological change; one who fears advancements in technology
Based on a mistaken or false belief; tending to mislead
mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together; 'brotherhood'
marked by or likely to show neglect; failing to take proper or normal care
something of monstrous size, power, or appearance; something enormous
smelling extremely unpleasant; having a heavy offensive smell
having many uses or applications; able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions
The way the audience is to feel when reading a text
message, moral, or life lesson
author's word choice
having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone
relating to an immature, undeveloped, or basic form; elementary
describes a person or wrongful act, especially a crime utterly cruel or wicked
feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm about a situation one typically would
displaying wealth, knowledge, etc., in a way that is meant to attract attention, admiration, jealousy or envy
unnecessary, especially through being more than enough, over the top
ready to accept control or instruction; obedient, compliant
carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection; performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial
not obedient to authority; defiant
capable of being touched or felt; tangible; easily sensed; noticeable
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