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Literature Vocabulary
eddies
contented
chaos
exuded
little whirlwinds
satisfied
complete disorder, confusion
gave off slowly and abundantly
eddies
little whirlwinds
contented
satisfied
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Literature vocabulary
informational text
clarify
biography
autobiography
non fiction writing done to inform or teach you about the nat…
to make something clear or easy to understand
a story of a person's life written by another person
a story of a person's life written by him or herself
informational text
non fiction writing done to inform or teach you about the nat…
clarify
to make something clear or easy to understand
47 terms
Literature Vocabulary
protagonist
antagonist
Plot
conflict
the hero (or the anti-hero) in a story; the character whose q…
the villian of a story, or the character that impedes the pro…
exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion
the problem at the root of the story's action; the tension th…
protagonist
the hero (or the anti-hero) in a story; the character whose q…
antagonist
the villian of a story, or the character that impedes the pro…
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Vocabulary of Literature- Lesson 2
fain
myriad
billow
Conjure
pleased
countless
a wave
summon
fain
pleased
myriad
countless
Literature Vocabulary 1
annotation
close reading
analysis
synthesize
A brief explanation, summary, or evaluation of a text or work…
A careful reading that is attentive to organization, figurati…
Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something
Combining or bringing together two or more elements to produc…
annotation
A brief explanation, summary, or evaluation of a text or work…
close reading
A careful reading that is attentive to organization, figurati…
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Literature Vocabulary
simile
metaphor
skimming
scanning
uses "like" or "as" to compare two things. Example: Waiting f…
the comparison between two unlike things. Example: Community…
reading quickly to find general information
reading quickly to find specific information (a word or fact)…
simile
uses "like" or "as" to compare two things. Example: Waiting f…
metaphor
the comparison between two unlike things. Example: Community…
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Literature Vocabulary
Conflict
Protagonist
Antagonist
Plot
The struggle between the protagonist and the antagonist, arou…
The main character of a story; the character who is meant to…
The character in a story who is working against the protagoni…
The sequence of events that make up a story.
Conflict
The struggle between the protagonist and the antagonist, arou…
Protagonist
The main character of a story; the character who is meant to…
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Literature Vocabulary
irony
protaganist
antagonist
external conflict
A literary device that uses contradictory statements or situa…
the central character in a story
A character or force in conflict with the main character
A problem or struggle between a character and someone or some…
irony
A literary device that uses contradictory statements or situa…
protaganist
the central character in a story
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Literature Vocabulary
Protaganist
Antagonist
character traits
compound sentences
the main character in the story that the reader empathizes wi…
A character who opposes the main character in the story, and…
a word that describes a character's personality (not a feeling)
a sentence that contains at least 2 independent clauses. (sen…
Protaganist
the main character in the story that the reader empathizes wi…
Antagonist
A character who opposes the main character in the story, and…
10 terms
Literature Vocabulary
lines
rhythm
rhyme
speaker
what a poem is made up of; can be a single word, a sentence,…
the beat you hear as you read a poem aloud; this beat is form…
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words, as in thing an…
a voice that "talks" to the readers
lines
what a poem is made up of; can be a single word, a sentence,…
rhythm
the beat you hear as you read a poem aloud; this beat is form…
vocabulary literature
unvanquished
microsecond
mainstream
fiend
not conquered or overcome
one million of a second
the ideas, attitude that are regard as normal or conventional…
an evil spirit
unvanquished
not conquered or overcome
microsecond
one million of a second
Literature Vocabulary
cite
textual evidence
compare
contrast
to quote or show proof
evidence from text to support your ideas and claims
to show how two or more things/ideas are the same
to show how two or more things/ideas are different
cite
to quote or show proof
textual evidence
evidence from text to support your ideas and claims
Literature Vocabulary
Alliteration
Allusion
Anecdote
Antagonist
Repeating a consonant sound in close proximity to others
A reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing i…
A short narrative account of an amusing, unusual, revealing,…
a character in a story or poem who deceives, frustrates, or w…
Alliteration
Repeating a consonant sound in close proximity to others
Allusion
A reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing i…
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Literature Vocabulary
Author
Illustrator
setting
Point of View
Person who writes a story
Person who makes pictures for a book
The context in time and place in which the action of a story…
Perspective from which a story is told.
Author
Person who writes a story
Illustrator
Person who makes pictures for a book
58 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Imagery
Onomatopoeia
Metaphor
Allusion
Describing something using the five sentences.
words that virtually replicate sound.
Comparing two unlike things without using the words like or as.
a reference to a well-known characters, events or things... *Ex:…
Imagery
Describing something using the five sentences.
Onomatopoeia
words that virtually replicate sound.
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Literature Vocabulary
swanky
frumpy
passé
iconoclastic
fancy, elegant, stylish
messy, sloppy, un-stylish, unattractive
out of date, out of style, "so last year"
standing out from the crowd in a positive way
swanky
fancy, elegant, stylish
frumpy
messy, sloppy, un-stylish, unattractive
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Literature Vocabulary
Myth
Archetype
Ethos
Cosmos
Story told over and over again to explain why something is th…
Typical character that represents patterns of human nature (e…
Spirit of a culture, underlying beliefs, customs and practice…
The universe seen as a well ordered whole
Myth
Story told over and over again to explain why something is th…
Archetype
Typical character that represents patterns of human nature (e…
Literature Vocabulary
adulterate
ambidextrous
augment
bereft
to corrupt, to make worse
able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful…
to make larger, increase
deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
adulterate
to corrupt, to make worse
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful…
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Literature Vocabulary
Thwart
Bestow
Procrastinate
Quirky
To prevent someone from accomplishing something.
To give something as a gift.
To set off an event until a later time.
Unusual or peculiar, weird.
Thwart
To prevent someone from accomplishing something.
Bestow
To give something as a gift.
Literature Unit 1 Vocabulary
reproach
conspired
devastated
nonchalantly
Disapproval, criticism
planned together secretly
destroyed; completely upset
to seem uninterested
reproach
Disapproval, criticism
conspired
planned together secretly
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Literature Vocabulary
White Space
Verse
Phrasing
Stanza
The writer wants the reader to pause or be silent for a second.
One line of poetry.
The manner in which something is expressed in words.
A division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same for…
White Space
The writer wants the reader to pause or be silent for a second.
Verse
One line of poetry.
Literature Vocabulary Unit 6
momentous
default
legitimate
militancy
of great importance
TO FAIL TO ACT... failure to pay back a loan
(adj.) lawful, rightful; reasonable, justifiable
the act of aggressively supporting a political or social caus…
momentous
of great importance
default
TO FAIL TO ACT... failure to pay back a loan
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Literature: Rikki Vocabulary
Immensely (adv)... Very great in size or…
Cower (v)... To move back or bend yourse…
Valiant (adj)... Having or showing coura…
Consolation (n)... Something that makes…
Immensely (adv)
Cower (v)
Valiant (adj)
Consolation (n)
Immensely (adv)... Very great in size or…
Immensely (adv)
Cower (v)... To move back or bend yourse…
Cower (v)
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American Literature: Vocabulary
Ignominy
Archaic
Subjugate
Constitution
public shame or disgrace
very old; not useful anymore
To defeat and gain control over; to conquer and gain the obed…
The systems of beliefs and laws by which a country is governed
Ignominy
public shame or disgrace
Archaic
very old; not useful anymore
vocabulary literature
Zealous
Deplorable
Stamina
Solicitously
Intensely devoted and enthusiastic.
Deeply regrettable; unfortunate
Physical or moral strength; endurance.
With an expression of care or concern.
Zealous
Intensely devoted and enthusiastic.
Deplorable
Deeply regrettable; unfortunate
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
Literature Vocabulary
Science Fiction
Author's purpose
Setting
theme
a genre of fiction that often deals with life on another world
the purpose for why the author wrote the story; entertain, in…
the time and place of the action... can develop a specific mood…
the story's message about life
Science Fiction
a genre of fiction that often deals with life on another world
Author's purpose
the purpose for why the author wrote the story; entertain, in…
47 terms
Literature Exam vocabulary
sub
trans
subconcious
subdue
below; under
across; over
the part of the mind's function which you are not aware
to conquer or bring under control
sub
below; under
trans
across; over
Literature Vocabulary
antagonist
atmosphere
character
climax
A character or force that opposes the protagonist, or central…
The emotional quality, or mood, of a piece of writing, especi…
An individual in a literary work
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspe…
antagonist
A character or force that opposes the protagonist, or central…
atmosphere
The emotional quality, or mood, of a piece of writing, especi…
40 terms
Literature vocabulary
(V) To make larger, increase
(Adj) Deprived of; made unhappy throug…
(N) courage in facing difficulties
(adj) not easily moved mentally or emo…
Augment
Berefit
Fortitude
Stolid
(V) To make larger, increase
Augment
(Adj) Deprived of; made unhappy throug…
Berefit
50 terms
Literature Vocabulary
taciturn
vapid
malevolent
predilection
disinclined to talk; silent (1)
not lively; without spirit (1)
having, showing, or arising from ill will, spite, or hatred (1)
a predisposition in favor of something; preference (1)
taciturn
disinclined to talk; silent (1)
vapid
not lively; without spirit (1)
10 terms
American Literature Vocabulary Unit 1
approbation
assuage
coalition
decadence
(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise;…
(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put…
(n) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
(n) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period o…
approbation
(n) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise;…
assuage
(v) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put…
10 terms
American Literature Vocabulary Unit 4
affable
aggrandize
aura
contraband
(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
(v.) to increase in greatness, power or wealth; to build up o…
(n.) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive a…
(n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods. (adj.) illegal, prohibi…
affable
(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
aggrandize
(v.) to increase in greatness, power or wealth; to build up o…
10 terms
American Literature Vocabulary Unit 2
ameliorate
epitome
exhort
infringe
(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
(n.) a summary, condensed account, an instance that represent…
(v.) to urge strongly, advise earnestly
(v.) to violate, to trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
ameliorate
(v.) to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
epitome
(n.) a summary, condensed account, an instance that represent…
10 terms
American Literature Vocabulary Unit 5
amnesty
autonomy
equitable
extricate
(n) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
(n) self-government, political control
(adj) fair, just, embodying principles of justice
(v) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove wit…
amnesty
(n) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
autonomy
(n) self-government, political control
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American Literature Vocabulary Unit 3
abominate
circuitous
commiserate
expedite
(v.) to have an intense dislike or hatred for
(adj.) roundabout, not direct
(v.) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a fee…
(v.) to make easy, cause to progress faster
abominate
(v.) to have an intense dislike or hatred for
circuitous
(adj.) roundabout, not direct
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LITERATURE VOCABULARY
setting
plot
characters
theme,
place where story happens; time when story happens
rising action, climax, falling action
protagonist/antagonist, dynamic/static, round/flst
central idea of a work of literature. Search for meaning; wha…
setting
place where story happens; time when story happens
plot
rising action, climax, falling action
100 terms
The Vocabulary of Literature
latter
dejected
aloof
dissipate
the second
in low spirits
unfriendly
disperse
latter
the second
dejected
in low spirits
12 terms
Literature vocabulary
literature
theme
setting
narrative
(n) - written works (such as poems, plays, and novels) that a…
(n) - the main subject that is being discussed or described i…
(n) - the time, place, and conditions in which the actions of…
(n) - a story that is told or written
literature
(n) - written works (such as poems, plays, and novels) that a…
theme
(n) - the main subject that is being discussed or described i…
18 terms
Literature Vocabulary
antagonist
Metaphor
Protagonist
climax
the character that blocks the "protagonist"; bad guy
Comparison of two unlike things without using like or as
Main character "good guy" or hero
moment of great emotion and intensity, or suspense in a plot
antagonist
the character that blocks the "protagonist"; bad guy
Metaphor
Comparison of two unlike things without using like or as
10 terms
SAT 7 - Vocabulary - American Literature
Choloeric
Circumspect
Circumvent
Clone
hot-tempered; quick to anger
cautious; heedful of situations and potential consequences
to surround; enclose; bypass
an exact duplicate
Choloeric
hot-tempered; quick to anger
Circumspect
cautious; heedful of situations and potential consequences
Vocabulary literature
genre
simile
metaphor
personififcation
type of reading; can vary form non fiction and fictional
comparing two unlike things with the words like, as, and some…
comparing two unlike things- often with a linking verb; frequ…
giving a non human thing human qualities or actions
genre
type of reading; can vary form non fiction and fictional
simile
comparing two unlike things with the words like, as, and some…
21 terms
Literature Vocabulary
author
character traits
central message
characters
person who writes the story for others to read
physical/emotional attributes described with adjectives
the theme or central idea of a story
persons represented in stories, plays, or poems
author
person who writes the story for others to read
character traits
physical/emotional attributes described with adjectives
10 terms
Literature vocabulary
Abet
Coerce
Divulge
Dogmatic
Encouraged by aid
Compel, force
Make known
Strong set of principles
Abet
Encouraged by aid
Coerce
Compel, force
Literature Vocabulary
to overwhelm with noise
to prove the truth of
using what you already know to help yo…
to gain by one's own efforts
deafen
confirm
activating prior knowledge
acquire
to overwhelm with noise
deafen
to prove the truth of
confirm
Literature Vocabulary
Affliction
Moor
Reparation
Vexed
(n) sickness
(n) large area of open uncultivated upland
(n) payment to compensate for wrong doing
(adj) highly annoyed
Affliction
(n) sickness
Moor
(n) large area of open uncultivated upland
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Literature vocabulary
Meanger
Retorted
Warily
Stingiest
Small in quantity very little
Replied sharply came back with
Carefully and cautiously
Most unwilling to spend money cheapest
Meanger
Small in quantity very little
Retorted
Replied sharply came back with
12 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Achievement
Acquire
Debate
Exhibit
something done successfully; something gained by working or t…
to get as one's own
a discussion of reasons for and against something; to discuss…
to show clearly; to put on display; something shown to the pu…
Achievement
something done successfully; something gained by working or t…
Acquire
to get as one's own
14 terms
Literature vocabulary
Nigh
Hence
Offense
Nought
Near
Go away form this place
Harmful act
Nothing
Nigh
Near
Hence
Go away form this place
27 terms
Literature Vocabulary
book
novel
fiction
non-fiction
el libro
la novela
la ficción
no ficción
book
el libro
novel
la novela
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