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Vocabulary 2011-2012

Vocabulary list to study for Friday quizzes
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connotation
meaning suggested by a word beyond its definition, what a reader believes the word means
simile
comparison using like or as
homophone
a word pronounced the same, but with different meanings (air, heir)
homograph
words that are spelled the same, but have different meanings (bear, bear)
synonym
a word having the same or almost the same meaning as another
antonym
a word having the opposite meanings as another word
realistic fiction
The story presents a problem that could be from anybody's life. They may cover such topics as family situations, peer relationships, and cultural differences
genre
a form or type of literature
setting
when and where a story takes place
main character
the most important figure in a literary work
exposition
the part of the story in which characters, setting, and conflict are introduced
rising action
the part of the story in which events are unfolding and the tension is rising
climax
the most important part of the story; the turning point
falling action
the part of the story in which things are slowing down, things are coming to a close
resolution
the end of the story; loose ends are tied up
tough
strong
gingerly
very careful; cautiously
asset
property or trait that can be of value to you
madras
colorful clothing; a plaid shirt
muttered
spoken in a low , hard-to-hear voice; mumbled
loping
to walk along in bounding steps
vacant
empty
stocky
a person with a sturdy build
hence
for this reason; therefore
unfathomable
not easily understood; unbelievable
rivalry
fierce competition
amor
love
anthrop
man
aster, astr
star
aud
hear, listen
auto, aut
self
bibl
book
bio
life
carn
flesh
chrom
color
chron
time
alliteration
the repetition of initial sounds
onomatopoeia
Sound effect words
personification
giving human-like qualities to non-human things like flowers and wind
cide
kill
cise
cut
cord, card
heart
corp
body
derm
skin
dorm
sleep
flex, flect
bend
equi
equal
dem
people
cycl, cyclo
wheel