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English Exam Vocab
extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
a successful womanizer
an opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome
a speech of violent denunciation. a bitter verbal attack
cruel or inflexible in enforcing conformity
taking on different forms
not sensible about practical matters
bitter or scornful
(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude
bad tempered; cross
given to tears or weeping; causing to shed tears; mournful, lugubrious. Sad.
immoderately desire of acquiring wealth
lacking even the rudiments of courage
tending to find and call attention to faults.
a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability. A band of men forming a relationship.
the group following and attending to some important person
relaxing of political tensions
one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement
concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
esprit de corps
the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
to associate in a friendly manner
contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between. A liaison to the military
difficult or embarrassing situation
the text of an opera or other dramatic musical work
the state of being disregarded or forgotten
a burst of gunfire or cannon shot, often as a tribute or salute; a sudden burst of anything; a spirited verbal attack
a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other
a noisy or scolding or domineering woman
a psychiatrist and specialist in the legal aspects of mental illness
a flamboyant deceiver
a scientist who studies insects
a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of diseases of the eye
a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
anything that is restored after suffering great destruction
expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality
one who prophesies doom or disaster; pessimist
displaying superhuman strength or power
first person narrator
a narrator within the story who tells the story from the "I" perspective
the decisive moment in a novel or play
the character who works against the protagonist in the story
a narrator who is able to know, see, and tell all, including the inner thoughts and feelings of the characters
limited omniscient narrator
The third person narrator relates the thoughts and feelings of only one character.
events leading up to the climax
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse
the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
the context and environment in which something is set
Characterized by action or force of ones personality.
A character having no motion or change throughout the story.
A concrete object that stands for something else that is widely recognized by a society or culture (e.g. heart-love, flag-patriotism, dove-peace)
an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance