23 terms

Ms. G's Quarter 3 WW Test 1

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precocious
intelligent, gifted
procrastinate
put off, delay, postpone
magical realism
refers to a style of writing that often includes exaggeration, unusual humor, magical and bizarre events in a true to life setting
reclusive
withdrawn, solitary, isolated
renovation
transformation, update, replacement
mood
feeling or atmosphere that the writer creates for the reader
resilient
elastic, flexible, pliant, tough
restrained
reserved, calm, controlled, unemotional
meter
repetition of a regular rhythmic unit in a line of poetry, like iambic pentameter -- establishes predictable means of emphasis
sagacity
level-headedness, reasonableness, shrewdness
scrutinize
inspect, examine, study, analyze
monologue (soliloquy)
a speech in which the character speaks his or her private thoughts aloud
spontaneity
impulsiveness, naturalness, artlessness
spurious
false, bogus, specious, imitation
tone
attitude that a writer takes toward a subject
submissive
docile, obedient, passive
substantiate
validate, authenticate, verify
narrative
any type of writing that is primarily concerned with relating an event or a series of events - factual or fantasy - can also be poetry
subtle
delicate, faint, slight, discrete
superficial
surface, shallow, phony, external
paradox
contradictory or absurd statement that may nonetheless suggest an important truth
superfluous
extra, surplus, not required
parallelism
repetition of words, phrases or sentences that have the same grammatical structure or that restate a similar idea