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85 terms

LaRose End of Year 2010-2011 w/ Revenge

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apathy
lack of interest or concern
badger
to keep bothering
compel
to force or require something to be done
derelict
neglected, broken down
detriment
damage or harm
inanimate
lacking qualities associated with living things
incentive
something that makes someone want to work harder
robust
strong or vigorous
consecutive
following one after the other in order
lethargically
moving slowly as if exhausted
beseech
to sincerely beg
consternation
amazement or fear that makes one confused
delectable
pleasing the senses of taste
garland
a wreath or chain of leaves and flowers
gratify
to please of satisfy
haughty
showing to much pride in ones self
impetuous
act without thinking; hasty
lavish
much more then enough; very costly
pluck
pull off or pick off; courage or bravery
ponder
in deep thought about; consider carefully
privilege
an advantage given to a person or group
prostrate
lying flat helplessly
rapture
a state of great joy, delight, or love
revelry
noisy merrymaking
whim
a sudden wish to do something without particular reason
represent
to stand for
inherited
to have handed on to one by someone else
candid
completely honest; straightforward
renovate
to make like new again
toil
to work long and hard
confronted
to come face to face with especially with defiance or hostility
blatant
very obvious in an offensive or shameless way.
debut
a first public appearance
aspired
to have a strong desire to get or do something; to seek
arduous
hard to do, requiring much effort
plot
the sequence of events in a story
setting
where and when the story takes place
noun
Person, Place, Thing, or Idea
adjective
describes a noun or pronoun
antagonist
A character or force in conflict with the main character
characterization
description of a character
climax
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
complication
An element of a plot that alters the conflict.
conflict
the problem or problems characters face in a literary work
foreshadowing
the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
imagery
Words or phrases that create images or pictures in the reader's mind.
metaphor
a comparison without using like or as
protagonist
the main character in a literary work
resolution
the outcome of the conflict in a plot
simile
a comparison using like or as
verb
expresses action or state of being
acquire
to gain ownership of something
competent
having the ability to do what is needed
comprise
to form; to make up
correspond
to match or be equal to
illustrious
very famous
incident
an event that happens in real life or in a story
administer
to manage or direct
urgently
to do something with quick action and attention
supervise
to direct or manage activities
ebb
to recede or fall back, pull away from
forage
to search for food or supplies
harass
to trouble or annoy by attacking repeatedly
insulate
to cover with material to keep heat in or out
lethargic
sleepy
maneuver
a skillful move or clever trick
mottled
marked with different colored patches or blotches
murky
dark and gloomy
concur
to be in agreement
allegedly
describing something that is rumored to have happened
sleek
smooth or glossy
wary
on ones guard, watchful
component
any of the more important parts of a whole
conjure
to call forth by magic, or as if by magic
vigilantly
watching very carefully for danger
torment
severe pain or suffering
fragment
a broken or disconnected part
kindled
to set afire or to light
veer
to change direction or course suddenly
wheezing
to breathe with difficulty usually with a whistling sound
illuminated
lit up; made brighter
scrabbled
to scratch or dig frantically with the hands
gradually
happens very slowly over time
tinder
a material that catches fire easily
lurched
moved in an unsteady way