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Vocabulary- Amer Literature
Accentuate
Accessible
Alacrity
Alleviate
to stress or emphasize; to intesify
able to attain,available
cheerful willingness
to relieve
Accentuate
to stress or emphasize; to intesify
Accessible
able to attain,available
21 terms
Introductory Vocabulary~Amer. Literature
Propriety (n.)
Repine (v.)
Oft (adv.)
Chide (chastise) (v.)
Customs and manners of polite society
To complain
Archaic form of often
To scold
Propriety (n.)
Customs and manners of polite society
Repine (v.)
To complain
10 terms
midterm vocabulary (Amer. Literature)
augment
deploy
gibe
benevolent
to make larger, increase
to position or arrange, to utilize, to form up
to utter taunting words; an expression of scorn
(adj.) kindly, charitable
augment
to make larger, increase
deploy
to position or arrange, to utilize, to form up
20 terms
Early American Literature Vocab (Amer. Lit)
scruple
nominal
copious
pestilential
(noun) feeling of uneasiness or guilt that keeps a person fro…
(adjective) in name but not in reality
(adjective) in large amounts; abundant
(adjective) deadly; poisonous
scruple
(noun) feeling of uneasiness or guilt that keeps a person fro…
nominal
(adjective) in name but not in reality
9 terms
Amer. Literature after Midterm Notes/Key Terms
Stephen Crane
Ambrose Bierce
Charles W. Chesnutt
William Faulkner
The Monster
The Damned Thing
Po' Sandy... The Sheriff's Children
A Rose for Emily
Stephen Crane
The Monster
Ambrose Bierce
The Damned Thing
Amer. Literature, Tri 3, Vocabulary #1
Alliteration
Allusion
assonance
consonance
stylish device: a sentences that has the same first consonant…
indirect ref. to a person, place, or thing of significance.…
2 or more words repeat the same vowel, but start w/ different…
repetitive sounds produced by consonant within a phrase. Ofte…
Alliteration
stylish device: a sentences that has the same first consonant…
Allusion
indirect ref. to a person, place, or thing of significance.…
13 terms
Vocabulary ~ 11th Grade Amer. Lit. Aug. 15-19, 2016
Contrary
Founder
Ideological
Publication
opposite or opposed in character or purpose
someone who sets up, establishes, or provides the basis for s…
based on ideas, beliefs, or doctrines
the act of making public in printed or electronic form; the p…
Contrary
opposite or opposed in character or purpose
Founder
someone who sets up, establishes, or provides the basis for s…
10 terms
Swink Amer Lit vocab 7 terms
Logos
Pathos
Ethos
enumeration
Appeal to logic, reasons and facts
Appeal to emotion and feelings
Appeal to authority or ethics & fairness
listing of main points
Logos
Appeal to logic, reasons and facts
Pathos
Appeal to emotion and feelings
12 terms
Amer Lit WWW Vocab Unit 1
curr
ped
fid
fract
run
foot or child
faith, trust
break
curr
run
ped
foot or child
75 terms
Amer Lit Unit 1-5 Vocab
factious
ignoble
boor
aegis
adj. causing disagreement; belligerent; contentious
adj. dishonorable; shameful; despicable; base
n. a rude or impolite person; buffoon; clown
n. a shield; protection; backing
factious
adj. causing disagreement; belligerent; contentious
ignoble
adj. dishonorable; shameful; despicable; base
28 terms
Amer Lit Vocab List 4 (M&W Unit 2)
communion
contempt
craven
earnest
n., act of sharing thoughts and actions
n., strong dislike, lack of respect
n., coward
adj., serious; sincere
communion
n., act of sharing thoughts and actions
contempt
n., strong dislike, lack of respect
12 terms
Amer. Lit ( Unit 7)
Prim
Pyro
Plu
Trib
First
Fire
More
Pay
Prim
First
Pyro
Fire
12 terms
Unit 6 Amer Lit
bizarre
brusque
cajole
castigate
an adjective meaning extremely strange, unusual, grotesque
an adjective meaning abrupt, blunt, tactless
a verb meaning to coax, persuade through flattery
a verb meaning to punish or criticize severely
bizarre
an adjective meaning extremely strange, unusual, grotesque
brusque
an adjective meaning abrupt, blunt, tactless
12 terms
Amer. Lit ( Unit 6 )
Ecto
Plasto
Agog
Cle
Outer
Molded
Leader
Small
Ecto
Outer
Plasto
Molded
138 terms
Honors Amer. Lit. Midterm
knickerbocker authors (BIC)
knickerbocker authors lived and wrote...
(knickerbocker authors) Writing center…
writing followed a philosophy filled w…
William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Coop…
in and around NYC
nature, nation
brooding romantics
knickerbocker authors (BIC)
William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Coop…
knickerbocker authors lived and wrote...
in and around NYC
12 terms
Amer. Lit ( Unit 8)
Fy
Ocul
Ultra
Oid
Make
Eye
Beyond
Appearance
Fy
Make
Ocul
Eye
12 terms
Amer. Lit (unit 5)
Fort
Osteo
Fus
Ego
Strong
Bone
Pour
I
Fort
Strong
Osteo
Bone
44 terms
Amer Lit Vocab Words
Proselytize
Anathema
Fervid
Eloquence
advocate or promote a belief or course of action
something or someone that one vehemently dislikes
intensely enthusiastic or passionate, especially to an excess…
fluent or persuasive speaking or writing
Proselytize
advocate or promote a belief or course of action
Anathema
something or someone that one vehemently dislikes
18 terms
Amer Lit Vocab 5
Verdant
Appease
predilection
Blasphemy
Adjective... green in color; describes someone who is immature;…
Verb... to calm... There was no way to appease the king when he go…
Noun... tendency to favor something... He had a predilection for B…
Noun... something uttered in an impious manner/against God... The…
Verdant
Adjective... green in color; describes someone who is immature;…
Appease
Verb... to calm... There was no way to appease the king when he go…
11 terms
Amer. Lit - Vocab Unit 11
assertion
exertion
dissertation
disconcert
something declared or stated positively
the use of power and of strength
a formal and long paper, written for a degree at a university…
to upset and confuse
assertion
something declared or stated positively
exertion
the use of power and of strength
50 terms
AMER LIT UNIT 1
Promissory
Acquiesce
inextricable
magnanimity
conveying or implying a promise
to agree or express argument
a manner in capable of being disentangle or untied
extremely liberal and generous
Promissory
conveying or implying a promise
Acquiesce
to agree or express argument
6 terms
Amer. lit (Realism)
Realism: Historical context
Realism: The civil war
Realism: A reaction againist romanticism
Romanticism vs Realism
-Population of the United States is growing rapidly. 76 milli…
-A nation divided... -Interrupts Transcendentalism... -Walt Whitman…
-rejected heroic, adventurous, or unfamiliar subjects... -The ha…
Romanticism ... -Characters larger than life... -Elevated language…
Realism: Historical context
-Population of the United States is growing rapidly. 76 milli…
Realism: The civil war
-A nation divided... -Interrupts Transcendentalism... -Walt Whitman…
10 terms
Amer. Lit Lesson 9
Shrew
Lucrative
Garrulous
Abridged
mouselike animal that eats insects; a bad- tempered, nagging…
profitable; producing money or wealth
talking too much; especially about unimportant things
to shorten the number of words; to condense
Shrew
mouselike animal that eats insects; a bad- tempered, nagging…
Lucrative
profitable; producing money or wealth
10 terms
Amer. Lit Vocab Lesson 8
Comely
Miscreant
Flaunt
Erroneous
having a pleasant appearance; attractive; suitable
a villain; an evildoer;
to show off; to display oneself proudly or conspicuously
false; mistaken; incorrect
Comely
having a pleasant appearance; attractive; suitable
Miscreant
a villain; an evildoer;
60 terms
Vocab Amer Lit
Adament
Ameliorate
Apprehensive
Augur
Urgent attitude inspire of all appeals
To make better
Uneasy or nervous about something
One of a group of ancient roman officials/ people who tell th…
Adament
Urgent attitude inspire of all appeals
Ameliorate
To make better
19 terms
Amer Lit 3
E.E Cummings
Cummings
Frost
Pound
1(a
Bright
Design
Metro
E.E Cummings
1(a
Cummings
Bright
19 terms
Amer Lit I - Vocabulary 7
verdant
acrimonious
acquiescence
premise
adjective... (of countryside) green with grass or other rich veg…
adjective... angry, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behav…
noun (usually followed by to or in)... silent compliance without…
noun... the basis of an argument that helps and supports the con…
verdant
adjective... (of countryside) green with grass or other rich veg…
acrimonious
adjective... angry, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behav…
49 terms
Amer Lit Vocab: TGG
Privy
Levity
Plagiaristic
Marred
sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private)
humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious mat…
copied and passed off as your own
impair the appearance of; disfigure
Privy
sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private)
Levity
humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious mat…
26 terms
amer lit test 1
Bradstreet
Bradstreet
Bradstreet
Bradstreet
The Author to Her Book
Before the Birth of One of her Children
A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment
Upon the Burning of Our House July 10th 1666
Bradstreet
The Author to Her Book
Bradstreet
Before the Birth of One of her Children
10 terms
Amer. Lit Lesson 10
Intangible
Idiomatic
Expletives
Affable
not capable of being touched; not material; vague or not easi…
characteristic of a particular language
an oath or exclamation, usually profane; a word with no meani…
friendly, cordial, pleasant and easy to talk to; showing frie…
Intangible
not capable of being touched; not material; vague or not easi…
Idiomatic
characteristic of a particular language
10 terms
Amer. Lit Vocab Lesson 7
Subservient
Rudiments
Gibes
Bumptious
submissive; obedient; useful or of service, especially as a s…
fundamental principle, rule, or step; an early or undeveloped…
to make mocking remarks; to jeer; to scoff; a derisive remark…
conceited and arrogant; crudely and unpleasantly forward
Subservient
submissive; obedient; useful or of service, especially as a s…
Rudiments
fundamental principle, rule, or step; an early or undeveloped…
20 terms
Amer Lit I - Vocabulary 8
barbaric
intimate
calumny
sidle
adjective... 1. savagely cruel; exceedingly brutal.... 2. primitive…
adjective... 1. closely acquainted; familiar, close.... 2. private…
noun... a false and malicious statement designed to injure the r…
verb... 1. to move sideways or obliquely.... 2. to edge along furti…
barbaric
adjective... 1. savagely cruel; exceedingly brutal.... 2. primitive…
intimate
adjective... 1. closely acquainted; familiar, close.... 2. private…
7 terms
Amer. Lit (Dickinson)
Life
Early Life
life cont.
Death in 1886
-Born in Amherst, Massachusetts to a fairly wealthy family... -E…
-Had access to family library, reading heavily from religious…
Allegedly, Dickinson dressed entirely in white and communicat…
-Emily kept on writing poetry privately.... -"My letters to the…
Life
-Born in Amherst, Massachusetts to a fairly wealthy family... -E…
Early Life
-Had access to family library, reading heavily from religious…
7 terms
Amer. Lit. (Frederick Douglass)
About Frederick Douglass
Autobiography
Reasons for writing an Autobiography
In His Times ...
-Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, who later became known…
-Douglass' most well-known work is his autobiography, Narrati…
-To present the reality of slavery.... -To generate enthusiasms…
-Slaves did not know when they were born and couldn't determi…
About Frederick Douglass
-Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, who later became known…
Autobiography
-Douglass' most well-known work is his autobiography, Narrati…
24 terms
Amer Lit I - Vocabulary 6
contrite
flay
assail
doggerel
adjective... feeling or expressing remorse or penitence; affecte…
verb... 1. to criticize or scold severely and brutally.... 2. to wh…
verb... 1. to attack vigorously or violently; assault.... 2. to att…
noun... 1. comic verse composed in irregular rhythm.... 2. verse or…
contrite
adjective... feeling or expressing remorse or penitence; affecte…
flay
verb... 1. to criticize or scold severely and brutally.... 2. to wh…
20 terms
Amer Lit I - Vocabulary 5
apt
cognizance
wanton
crucible
adjective... 1. having a tendency to do something.... 2. appropriat…
noun... knowledge, awareness, or notice.... example: His _________…
adjective... 1. (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and un…
noun... 1. a place or occasion of severe test or trial.... 2. a met…
apt
adjective... 1. having a tendency to do something.... 2. appropriat…
cognizance
noun... knowledge, awareness, or notice.... example: His _________…
20 terms
Amer Lit Vocab 3 Study
Abomination
Cognizance
Innate
Antagonist
(n) a thing that causes disgust or hatred; a feeling of hatred
(n) knowledge, awareness, or notice; distinctive mark
(adj) existing in one from birth; natural
(n) a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or…
Abomination
(n) a thing that causes disgust or hatred; a feeling of hatred
Cognizance
(n) knowledge, awareness, or notice; distinctive mark
15 terms
Amer. Lit. Week 11 Vocab
Deliberately
Resignation
Sublime
Rudiment
ADV -- in a careful, thoughtful way
N -- submission
ADJ -- of great spiritual value
N -- a basic principle or skill
Deliberately
ADV -- in a careful, thoughtful way
Resignation
N -- submission
12 terms
Amer Lit II: Vocab Roots
ante
anti
antithesis
circumvent
before
against
PoS: noun... Def: opposition, contrast; the direct opposite
PoS: verb ... Def: to manage to get around especially by ingenui…
ante
before
anti
against
20 terms
Amer Lit Vocab 3
Abomination
Cognizance
Innate
Antagonist
(n) a thing that causes disgust or hatred; a feeling of hatre…
(n) knowledge, awareness, or notice; distinctive mark... She to…
(adj) existing in one from birth; natural ... His innate musica…
(n) a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or…
Abomination
(n) a thing that causes disgust or hatred; a feeling of hatre…
Cognizance
(n) knowledge, awareness, or notice; distinctive mark... She to…
17 terms
Amer Lit I - Vocabulary 15
hangry
abibliophobia
serendipity
arithmophobia
adjective... irritable as a result of feeling hungry.... Since I h…
noun... the fear of running out of reading material.... I was fill…
noun... 1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accid…
noun... the fear of math or numbers.... "Every time I open my text…
hangry
adjective... irritable as a result of feeling hungry.... Since I h…
abibliophobia
noun... the fear of running out of reading material.... I was fill…
20 terms
Amer Lit I - Vocabulary 14
engulf
ephemeral
mundane
glib
verb... to swallow up, overwhelm, consume, in or as in a gulf; s…
adjective... lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory.…
adjective... 1. common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.... 2. of or…
adjective... 1. readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficial…
engulf
verb... to swallow up, overwhelm, consume, in or as in a gulf; s…
ephemeral
adjective... lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory.…
20 terms
Amer Lit I - Vocabulary 11
prototype
braggart
hovel
lobotomy
noun... 1. the original or model on which something is based or…
noun... a person who does a lot of bragging.... adjective... bragging;…
noun... 1. a small, very humble dwelling house; a wretched hut.…
noun... the operation of cutting into a lobe, as of the brain or…
prototype
noun... 1. the original or model on which something is based or…
braggart
noun... a person who does a lot of bragging.... adjective... bragging;…
20 terms
Amer. Lit midterm vocab
Apparition
Bulbous
Capris
Congenial
A ghostly figure...
Rounded or swollen
A sudden desire
Having the same tastes, habits, or temperament...
Apparition
A ghostly figure...
Bulbous
Rounded or swollen
28 terms
Amer Lit I - Vocabulary 2
congenial
throng
meditative
accord
adjective... 1. (of a person) pleasant because of a personality,…
noun... a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals.... exa…
adjective... of, involving, or absorbed in meditation or conside…
verb... 1. to be in agreement or harmony; agree.... 2. to grant; be…
congenial
adjective... 1. (of a person) pleasant because of a personality,…
throng
noun... a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals.... exa…
50 terms
Amer Lit Vocab 1 and 2
Groused
Catechism
Sanction
Consecrated
(v) complain; grumble (n) a bird
(n) questions and answers used for the instruction of something
(n) a threatened penalty for breaking the law; official permi…
(v) to make or declare something sacred; dedicate formally to…
Groused
(v) complain; grumble (n) a bird
Catechism
(n) questions and answers used for the instruction of something
11 terms
Amer. Lit. (Whitman)
¨I celebrate myself, and sing myself,…
Whitman: early life
The Journalist, 1844
New Orleans
Whitman
-Born 31 May 1819 near Huntington, Long Island, New York... -Sec…
-Worked for several different newspapers... -Wrote short fiction…
-Lives in New Orleans for 4 months as editor of the Daily Cre…
¨I celebrate myself, and sing myself,…
Whitman
Whitman: early life
-Born 31 May 1819 near Huntington, Long Island, New York... -Sec…
19 terms
Amer Lit Vocab #6
Verdant
Appease
Predilection
Blasphemy
(adj) green with grass or other rich vegetation; to describe…
(v) pacify (someone) by giving in to their demands; relieve o…
(n) a preference or special liking for something; a bias in f…
(n) an act or statement that shows disrespect or irreverence…
Verdant
(adj) green with grass or other rich vegetation; to describe…
Appease
(v) pacify (someone) by giving in to their demands; relieve o…
20 terms
Amer Lit Vocab 4
Perspicacious
Introspection
Dissonant
Resonance
adj. having a ready insight into and understanding of things;…
n. the examination or observation of one's own mental and emo…
adj. lacking harmony, clashing ... The dissonant colors in the…
n. quality in sound by being deep, full; ability to evoke ima…
Perspicacious
adj. having a ready insight into and understanding of things;…
Introspection
n. the examination or observation of one's own mental and emo…
22 terms
Amer Lit Vocab #7
apt
cognizance
wanton
crucible
(adj) having a tendency to do something; appropriate or suita…
(noun) knowledge, awareness, or notice; a distinctive device…
(adj) of a cruel or violent action, deliberate and unprovoked…
(noun) a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other…
apt
(adj) having a tendency to do something; appropriate or suita…
cognizance
(noun) knowledge, awareness, or notice; a distinctive device…
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