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102 terms

English Spring Exam

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Feign
to make believe: pretend
Supercilious
haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression
Conscientious
meticulous; careful; painstaking; particular
Incredulous
indicating or showing unbelief
Reciprocal
given or felt by each toward the other: mutual
Wan
of an unnatural or sickly pallor; pallid; lacking color
Complacent
pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied
Intimation
to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest.
Facet
one of the small, polished plane surfaces of a cut gem
Cower
to crouch, as in fear of shame
Apathetic
having or showing little or no emotion
Languid
lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow
Strident
making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking
Deft
dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever
Permeate
to pass into or through every part of
Vehement
zealous; ardent; impassioned
Cordial
courteous and gracious; friendly; warm
Impetuous
of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.
Vacuous
without contents; empty
Corpulent
large or bulky or boy; portly; stout
Sporadic
appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional
Valor
boldness or determination in facing great danger,especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery
Denizen
an inhabitant; resident
Jauntily
easy and sprightly in manner or bearing
Rout
a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder
Serf
a person in a condition of servitude, required to render services to a lord, commonly attached to the lord's land and transferred with it from one owner to another
Obstinate
firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose
Exultation
the act of lively or triumphant joy, as over success or victory
Hulking
strong of body
Nebulous
hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
Laudable
deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable
Insidious
dangerous, but in a way that is not obvious
Repose
at a stage of rest (repose of the soul)
Debauch
to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce.
Ingratiate
to establish in the favor or good graces of others especially by deliberate effort deliberate effort
Perturb
to disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; agitate.
Dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy
Desolate
barren or laid waste; devastated: a treeless, desolate landscape.
Elusive
eluding clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define
Portentous
of the nature of a portent; momentous
Irreverent
not reverent; manifesting or characterized by irrevence; deficient in veneration or respect
Vicarious
performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another
Rancor
bitter, rankling resentment or ill will
Formidable
causing fear, apprehension, or dread
Divot
a piece of turf gouged out with a club in making a stroke
Garrulous
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters
Incoherent
without logical or meaningful connection; disjointed; rambling
Conceivable
imaginable
Forlorn
desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or apperance
Laden
burdened; loaded down
dramatic monologue
a poetic form in which a single character, addressing a silent auditor at a critical moment, reveals himself or herself and the dramatic situation
stream of consciousness
a literary technique that reveals the flow of thoughts and feelings of characters through long passages of soliloquy
allusion
a passing reference: oblique or obscure mention
ellipsis
(...) indicating omission
satire
the use of ridicule, irony, to create such an effect
tone
sound with reference to quality, pitch, or volume
iamb (iambic)
a metrical foot consisting of two syllables, a short one followed by a long one
metaphor
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action that it does not literally denote in order to imply a resemblance
simile
a figure of speech that expresses the resemblance of one thing to another of a different category (uses as or like)
imagist poem
expressed the essence of an object, person, or incident without proper explantation
folklore
the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth
1954
the year Hemingway won the Nobel Prize
1949
the year Faulkner won the Nobel Prize
Iceberg Theory
not everything has to be stated- only a fraction of the iceberg floats above the water (patriotic)
Elysian Fields
in greek mythology it is a part of the underworld and a place of reward for the virtuous dead
Bell Reve
her the DuBois sister are from and it means beautiful dream in french
dialect
a particular form of language
pollinate
to transfer pollen from the anthers to the stigma of (a flower)
lacerate
to tear roughly
commiserate
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy
pugnacious
inclined to quarrel or flight readily
desecrate
to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose
transmutation
to change into another nature
phosphorescent
showing the property of being luminous
dwindle
to become smaller
ostentatiously
intended to attract notice
inaudible
incapable of being heard
temerity
reckless boldness
disconsolate
characterized by or causing dejection
wallow
to roll about or lie in water
usurper
to use without authority or right
promontory
a high point of land
transient
lasting only a short time
languish
to be or become weak or feeble
wanton
without motive or provocation
sullen
showing irritation or ill-humor by gloomy silence
homage
special honor or respect show publicly
irony
humorous or mildly sarcastic use of words to imply the opposite of what they normally mean
canon
a list of writings, esp sacred writings, officially recognized as genuine
motif
a distinctive idea, esp a theme elaborated on in a piece of music, literature, etc
onomatopoeia
the formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated, such as hiss or buzz
oxymoron
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Eatonville
where Zora Neal Hurston is from
Pencey
from Catcher in Rye and is Holden's last boarding school he got kicked out off
Louisville
where Daisy is from and is where she meet Gatsby
Valley of Ashes
between Nw York and West Egg, George and Myrtle lived by the TJ Ekcleburg glass billboard, where Daisy killed Myrtle
East Egg
where Daisy and Tom live and where the the money in inherited from their family members (old money people)
West Egg
where Gatsby and Nick live (new money people)
New York City
where Tom and Myrtle have their party their apartment, where Tom and Gatsby get into an augment, where Nick noticed he was 30
Elkton Hills
Holden's second boarding school where is friend jumped out of the window because of bullying
the Everglades
where Jaine and Tea Cake live and where Tea Cake gets bite by a dog
1922
the year Great Gastby took place