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English Exam: Vocabulary

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trans-
across
transgress
to go beyond or over set limits
Transitive
Descibing an action carried from a subject to a verb to an object
translucent
permitting light to pass through, not transparent
transatlantic
crossing or reaching across the Atlantic
Transit
Passage from one place to another
Transcribe
to make a written copy, translate
Transfigure
to change the form or appearance of
transmutation
change of one species to another
beneficence
the quality of being kind or helpful or generous
efficacious
producing or capable of producing desired effects
Facsimile
an exact copy or reproduction
feasible
capable of being accomplished
facile
Done with little effort
suffice
to be enough
Plot
sequence of events
Internal Conflict
Character vs. Self
External Conflict
Character vs. Society,Character vs. Man, Character vs. Nature, Character vs. Supernatural
Antagonist
Works in opposition to the protagonist.
Protagonist
Hero, main person of a story
Theme
Central message/moral/intent of story
Setting
Time and Place
Mood
Feeling generated by words
Symbols
A thing representing another thing
Foreshadowing
The use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
Simile
Direct comparison using like or as
Metaphor
Indirect Comparison not using like or as
Personification
Giving inanimate/animals human actions
Hyperbole
An exaggeration to make a point
Alliteration
Repeated starting sounds in a phrase.
Direct Characterization
The author explicitly descibes the character
Indirect Characterization
Character is characterized through action
Flat Character
Character that is not fully developed
Round Character
A character that is thourougly developed
Static Character
Character that doesn't change in a story.
Dynamic Character
A character that changes throughout the story.
Dialogue
Nationality, accent, dialect, personality, outlook
Possessions
Wealthy, poor, hobbies
Reactions
What's important to the character
Thoughts
Opinions, italics, view
Background
Wealthy, work ethic, values, family
magnus-
great
magnanimous
noble, generous, forgiving
magnate
tycoon, wealthy in business, influential
magnitude
great size, importance
magnificence
amazing
magnify
make greater, bigger
bi-
two
bilateral
of having two or more sides
Bipartisan
supporting two parties
Bilingual
capable of using two languages
Bisect
to split into two
Bifocals
glasses that correct for near and far sightedness
an-/a-
not, without, irregular (root)
anomaly
irregularity
Atheist
not beliveing in god(s)
Agnostic
belief that the human mind cannot find god
anarchy
without rule
Anesthetic
without feeling
com-cor-,col-
with/together (root)
companion
to share "bread" with, a friend
collaborate
to work together
correlate
to relate agree with something
composition
to put together ideas
coherent
sticking together,an orderely relation, logically understandable
path-
feeling, suffering (root)
Sympathy
sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
empathy
understanding and entering into another's feelings
apathy
indifference
antipathy
against, strong dislike
telepathy
communicating from afar
demesne
domain
imperiously
king-like
insular
sheltered
progeny
children, offspring
deft
skilled, handy
reproof
criticism, warning
disconsolate
cheerless, cold, comfortless
vicarious
learning through another's experiences
ignominiously
wretched, hateful, ashamed
arduous
hard, difficult, challenging
malingerer
slacker, shirker
insidious
sinister
inexorable
unstoppable, relentless
obdurate
stubborn, unyielding
celerity
quickness
lugubriously
dismally
convulsive
writhing, spasms
salient
noticeable, defining
callow
cowardly, immature
remonstrance
protest
averred
claimed
voracious
extremely powerful especially in appetite
innocuously
harmless, benign
irresolutely
w/o resolution, undecided
eloquent
articulate, expressive
reverent
admiring, respectful
feigned
faked
transient
temporary, brief
ramshackle
dilapidated
discomfited
confused, annoyed, uncomfortable
pertinacity
persistance
muses
ponders, reflects
palpitant
throbbing, pulsing, able to be felt
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