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English Level Final Exam Vocab (from wordly wise, Night, poetry vocab, TKAM, and poem authors

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audacious
disposed to venture or take risks
embark
set out on (an enterprise, subject of study, etc.)
lackadaisical
showing little spirit or enthusiasm
pilfer
to steal in small quantities
prudent
showing wise self-restraint in speech and behavior especially in preserving prudent silence
rebuke
an act or expression of criticism and censure
slovenly
untidy, dirty, careless
assimilate
become similar to one's environment
calamity
a serious event causing distress or misfortune
dissension
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
elapse
to pass or slip by (used with time)
imminent
about to happen
lionize
to treat as a celebrity
meticulous
marked by extreme care in treatment of details
holocaust
an act of great destruction and loss of life, extermination of the jews, gypsies, mentally disabled and others by Hitler and the Nazies
desensitization
reduction in emotion-related physiological reactivity
dehumanization
The deprivation of human qualities, rights, or understanding.
genocide
the deliberate destruction of a group of people
assuaged
to lessen or to calm
malevolent
malicious, wicked
nebulous
cloudy, misty, vague
illicitly
unlawfully
contentious
quarrelsome
auspicious
favorable, successful
vigil
religious festival; watch kept during sleeping hours
tentativly
uncertain or unsure
devoid
completely lacking
prowess
superior skill or ability
elucidate
make clear, clarify
irrelevant
having nothing to do with the subject, not related to the matter at hand
impudent
brash, bold, disrespectful, characterized by improper bold behavior
sordid
filthy, dirty (ex. Mr. Ewell)
articulate
expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
accent
emphasis given to a syllable or word
alliteration
repetition of same or similar sounds at the beginning of words
apostrophe
words that are spoken to aperson who is absent or imaginary
assonance
repetition of similar sounds especially vowel sounds
ballad
a songlike poem
blank verse
written in iambic pentameter
consonance
repetition of similar consonant sounds
couplet
a pair or couple of lines, 2 line stanza
Epic
a long serious poem, tells a store of a heroic figure
free verse
no set meter, more of a "moder" style poetry
haiku
Japanese poem of 3 unrhymed lines of 5, 7, and 8 syllables
limerick
humorous rhyme, rhyme scheme aabb
metaphor
comparison of two like things NOT using like or as
meter
pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables
metonymy
one word is substituted for another which it is closely associated
narrative
poem that tells a story
ode
serious and thoughtful poem
onomatopoeia
words are used to imitate the sounds they describe
personification
human attributes are given to an object, animal, or idea
refrain
sound, word, or phrase given throughout a poem
rhyme
same or similar sounds at the end of words
simile
comparison of 2 things using like or as
sonnet
lyric poem that is fourteen lines long
stanza
group of lines that form one of the units of a poem; usually same length
hyperbole
deliberate exaggeration is used for emphasis
Elegy
a sad or mournful poem
Mother To Son
Langston Hughes
The Road Not Taking
Robert Frost
Jabberwocky
Louise Card
Cremation of Sam McGee
Robert Service
O Captain! My Captain!
Walt Whitman
Easter Wahiawa 1959
Kathy Song
There was a Child Went Forth
Walt Whitman
Sometimes I Cry
Tupek Shakur
Acquainted with the Night
Robert Frost
I Like toi See it Lap the Miles
Emily Dickenson
Lochinvar
Sir Walter Scott
Gettysburg Address
Abe Lincoln
I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr.
I Sing America
Walt Witmen
I, too, Sing America
Langston Hughes