practical; providing an immediate advantage
a particular shade of a given color
threatening; foreboding evil
indecent; humorously obscene
n. a very large number
adj. too numerous to be counted
a practical joke; a trick
a commonplace; earthly and not spiritual
a beginner; one who is unexperienced
a mistaken notion; a misconception
a wild disorder, noise, or confusion
showing early developement, especially mental
to put an end to; to allay or quiet
a person skilled at telling stories
one who deserts one side in favor of another; traitor; outlaw
not fond of talking; usually silent
brief and to the point
full of meaning; concise
not dense or thick; having little substance
having a rich, smoothly flowing sound
the complete work of an artist, composer or writer
rude in speech or behavior; peevish
to grow or reproduce rapidly
a belief or principle held to be true
although; even though
a means by which something is transmitted
a gradual, often unconscious, process of absorption
sought to portray life as faithfully and accurately as possible - "And Episode of War"
Writers attempt to capture the "Local color" of a region by accurately depicting the distinctive qualities of its people and physical environment - "Outcasts of Poker Flat"
outcome of action or event is different from what one expects
use of words to suggest opposite of usual meaning
readers are aware of something a character doesn't know
capture the essence of modern life in both form and content
capture a moment in time, use simple language to provoke emotion or spark imagination
speaker or narrator directly adresses a person or thing
capture the natural flow of people's thoughts
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