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46 terms

STM ENGLISH FINAL VOCAB WORDS

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thou
I or he, she, it
thee
me or him, her, it
thine
mine or his, hers, its
ay
yes
coz
cousin
doth
does
mendicant
a beggar
paean
a fervent expression, or song, of joy or praise
pariah
a social outcast
belabor
to work at something beyond practicality; to overstress
monolithic
massive, uniform, and solid
rudimentary
basic; not refined or well developed
junta
a military group ruling a country after seizing power
stricture
a restraint or limit
acumen
ability to discern or discriminate; shrewdness
concurrent
happening at the same time
impasse
A problem or predicament with no obvious resolution
renege
to break a promise or obligation; revoke
wunderkind
one who excels in a difficult field at an early age
brinkmanship
pushing dangerous situations to the edge of disaster rather than conceding
meritorious
deserving of an award or honor
imperturbable
not easily excited, even under pressure
desecrate
to damage a holy place; to treat with irreverence
pedagogue
a schoolteacher
manifesto
A public declaration of policies or intentions
progeny
offspring; children
amenable
agreeable; responsive to suggestion or advice
pinnacle
a peak or climax
tantamount
of essentially equal value or significance
mollify
to reduce, soothe, or calm
piquant
a strong, stimulating taste
visage
A face or facial expression
notarize
to certify legally
nanotechnology
the use of single atoms and molecules to construct microscopic devices
ineffable
too sacred or great to be described; indescribable
tribulation
an affliction, trouble, or difficult experience
soliloquy
Speech to oneself, a speech given by a character alone on stage
dramatic irony
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't
aside
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
text aids
explanatory features that help you interpret the plays
stage directions
The specific instructions a playwright includes concerning sets, characterization, delivery, etc.
comic relief
A humorous scene or speech intended to lighten the mood
tragedy
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
blank verse
unrhymed verse
iambic pentameter
a poetic meter that is made up of 5 stressed syllables each followed by an unstressed syllable
monologue
speech a character makes to him/herself