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20 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Abandon
Blunder
Cancel
Convert
To give up completely.
To make foolish or careless mistake; to move clumsily.
To call off or do away with.
To change from one form to another; a person who has changed…
Abandon
To give up completely.
Blunder
To make foolish or careless mistake; to move clumsily.
22 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Sacrilegious
Espoused
Truant
Bureau
Misusing or showing irreverence for something sacred
Betrothed, Married or Engaged
Absent from work, or school without permission
A chest of drawers, dresser
Sacrilegious
Misusing or showing irreverence for something sacred
Espoused
Betrothed, Married or Engaged
17 terms
Literature vocabulary
Dejected
Strenuous
Amiable
Interim
Sad; depressed; in low spirits
Very active; energetic
Friendly; good natured
The time between events; meantime
Dejected
Sad; depressed; in low spirits
Strenuous
Very active; energetic
13 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Plot
Conflict
Narrator
Surprise Ending
A plan made in secret by a group of people to do something il…
A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one
A character who recounts the events of a novel or narrative p…
Is a conclusion that is unexpected
Plot
A plan made in secret by a group of people to do something il…
Conflict
A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one
61 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Adjacent
Brood
Cater
Culminate
Near, next to, adjoining
A family of young animals. To think over in a worried unhappy…
To satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant.
To reach a high point of development; to end
Adjacent
Near, next to, adjoining
Brood
A family of young animals. To think over in a worried unhappy…
25 terms
Literature Vocabulary
altivo(a)
casarse
con mucha plata
el cordoncillo
arrogant
get married
with much silver
embroidery
altivo(a)
arrogant
casarse
get married
14 terms
literature vocabulary
keen
skittered
gingerly
clenched
sharp
move quickly
carrfuly
gritted
keen
sharp
skittered
move quickly
13 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Liable
Sidekicks
Reputation
Static
likely
Close friend or companions
What most people think about a person or a place
Hissing or crackling sounds,
Liable
likely
Sidekicks
Close friend or companions
12 terms
Literature vocabulary
Veranda
Menace
Reckless
Prolonged
Open porch usually with a roof along the pitside of a building
Threat a troublesome annoying person
Not careful taking chances
Long and drawn out
Veranda
Open porch usually with a roof along the pitside of a building
Menace
Threat a troublesome annoying person
12 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Jabber
Uncanny
Narrate
Kindle
To talk rapidly or unintelligibly.
Mysterious or impossible to explain especially when causing u…
To give an account of (events, etc.) in speech/writing or by…
To set fir to; to ignite; to cause glow; light up; to be stir…
Jabber
To talk rapidly or unintelligibly.
Uncanny
Mysterious or impossible to explain especially when causing u…
14 terms
Literature vocabulary
Imperiously
Progeny
Fastidiousness
Belligerent
Regally
Children
Excessive care
Hostile, aggressive
Imperiously
Regally
Progeny
Children
13 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Liable
Sidekicks
Reputation
Static
likely
Close friend or companions
What most people think about a person or a place
Hissing or crackling sounds,
Liable
likely
Sidekicks
Close friend or companions
13 terms
Literature Vocabulary
liable
sidekick
reputation
static
likely
close friends or companion
what most people think about a person or a place
hissing or crackling sound, such as those from microphone
liable
likely
sidekick
close friends or companion
19 terms
Literature vocabulary
Renowed
Contemptuous
Eminent
Chronic
Famous
Lacking respect for seeing as worthless
Outstanding in performance
Lasting a long time or occurring again and again
Renowed
Famous
Contemptuous
Lacking respect for seeing as worthless
11 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Sequence of Events
Author's purpose
Main Idea
Theme
The order in which actions happen
Authors reason or intent for writing ( To inform, entertain,…
The most important idea in text
The big idea, message, or lesson in a story
Sequence of Events
The order in which actions happen
Author's purpose
Authors reason or intent for writing ( To inform, entertain,…
15 terms
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
10 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Steeled
Benighted
Clime
Ethereal
pertaining to or made of steel.... like steel in color, hardness…
intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened:... overtaken…
climate.
light, airy, or tenuous:... extremely delicate or refined.... heave…
Steeled
pertaining to or made of steel.... like steel in color, hardness…
Benighted
intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened:... overtaken…
37 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Article
Atlas
Autobiography
Bibliography
A complete piece of writing, as a report or essay, that is pa…
A book of maps
A writer's account of some other person's life
A list of the resources used for a written project
Article
A complete piece of writing, as a report or essay, that is pa…
Atlas
A book of maps
20 terms
Vocabulary Literature
Belfry
Conceal
Makeshift
Sparsely
A bell tower attached to a building
To put or place out of sight
Temporary, improvised, put together with limited resources
Aving few or scattered elements
Belfry
A bell tower attached to a building
Conceal
To put or place out of sight
31 terms
literature vocabulary
affect
analyze
evidence
impact
to reproduce a response or reaction
to look at something carefully by attention to its parts
Information collected during a scientific investigation.
influencing strongly
affect
to reproduce a response or reaction
analyze
to look at something carefully by attention to its parts
10 terms
literature vocabulary
ajar
banister
eerie
gnarled
slightly open
railing along a staircase
strange and scary
rough and bent out of shape; twisted
ajar
slightly open
banister
railing along a staircase
15 terms
Literature vocabulary
Deem
Bough
Raucous
Inedible
Judge
Branch of a tree
Loud and roudy
Not fit to be eaten
Deem
Judge
Bough
Branch of a tree
13 terms
literature vocabulary
exposition
foreshadowing
metaphor
simile
a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or the…
be a warning or indication of (a future event).
comparsion that does not use like or as
comparsion using like or as
exposition
a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or the…
foreshadowing
be a warning or indication of (a future event).
20 terms
Literature Vocabulary
dissembler
dissembler
jocund
jocund
one who hides himself or puts on a false appearance
noun; pretender
describes someone who is cheerful and merry
adjective; happy
dissembler
one who hides himself or puts on a false appearance
dissembler
noun; pretender
10 terms
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
Literature Vocabulary
whim
frugally
sentimental
self denial
a fanciful notion or impulse
in a thrifty way; economically
showing or characterized by tender emotions
giving up of one's own desires or interests
whim
a fanciful notion or impulse
frugally
in a thrifty way; economically
23 terms
Literature Vocabulary
arterial
barker
craggy
endure
pertaining to the blood in the pulmonary vein in the left sid…
a person who stands before who stands before a carnival sides…
full of steep, rugged rock; rough, broken, projecting part of…
to bear without resistance; to tolerate
arterial
pertaining to the blood in the pulmonary vein in the left sid…
barker
a person who stands before who stands before a carnival sides…
9 terms
Literature Vocabulary words
paradoxical
emoluments
unanimity
gunwale
a contradictory statement or situation that may still be true
compensation received by virtue of holding an office; salaries
state of total agreement or unity
the upper edge of the side of a boat
paradoxical
a contradictory statement or situation that may still be true
emoluments
compensation received by virtue of holding an office; salaries
20 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Simile
Metaphor
Lyric Poetry
Epic Poetry
Comparisons using "like" or "as".... A comparison of two unlike…
An unlike comparison between two or more things without using…
A short poem in which a single speaker expresses personal tho…
A long narrative poem about the adventures of an almost super…
Simile
Comparisons using "like" or "as".... A comparison of two unlike…
Metaphor
An unlike comparison between two or more things without using…
13 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Authentic
Stately
Embrace
Sheepishly
Real; not fake
Impressive
To hug
With embarrassment
Authentic
Real; not fake
Stately
Impressive
13 terms
literature vocabulary
liable
sidekicks
reputation
static
likely
close friends or companions
what most people think about a person or a place
hissing or crackling sound, such as those from a microphone
liable
likely
sidekicks
close friends or companions
12 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Setting
Exposition
Conflict
Rising action
Where and when a story takes place (time and place)
A brief introduction of the characters,setting ,and opening s…
A struggle between opposing forces; the problem in a story.
Series of main events which lead to the climax.
Setting
Where and when a story takes place (time and place)
Exposition
A brief introduction of the characters,setting ,and opening s…
11 terms
literature vocabulary
imagery
onomatopoeia
metaphor
paradox
describing something using the five senses
using souds:boom,blah
comparing two unlike things
a figure of speech inwhich a statement appears to contradict…
imagery
describing something using the five senses
onomatopoeia
using souds:boom,blah
10 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Consult
Defect
Eminent
Endear
To ask for advice; to seek information
An imperfection; a fault
Well-known; famous
To attract; charm
Consult
To ask for advice; to seek information
Defect
An imperfection; a fault
26 terms
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
55 terms
Literature Vocabulary
admonition
apprehensive
assimilate
chastise
warning
fearful about the future
to take in(information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully
scold,rebuke or reprimand severely
admonition
warning
apprehensive
fearful about the future
13 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Liable
Side Kicks
Reputation
Static
Likely
Close Friends or companions
What most people think about a person or a place
Hissing or crackling sounds, such as those from a microphone
Liable
Likely
Side Kicks
Close Friends or companions
Literature Vocabulary
Setting
Exposition
Conflict
Rising Action
Where and when a story takes place {time and place.
A brief introduction of the characters,setting,and opening si…
A struggle between opposing forces; the problem in a story.
Series of main events which lead to the climax.
Setting
Where and when a story takes place {time and place.
Exposition
A brief introduction of the characters,setting,and opening si…
50 terms
American Literature - Unit Five Vocabulary
conclude
criteria
despite
justify
end
requirements
notwithstanding
validate
conclude
end
criteria
requirements
24 terms
American Literature - Unit Three Vocabulary
element
emphasis
conflict
create
piece
stress
problem
bring into existence
element
piece
emphasis
stress
41 terms
American Literature - Unit Four Vocabulary
apparent
confine
expose
focus
obvious
contain
reveal
concentration
apparent
obvious
confine
contain
American Literature Vocabulary
symbolism
consonance
assonance
unreliable narrator
a reference to a person, event, thing, or outside text that t…
the repetition of consonant sounds
the repetition of vowel sounds
when a first-person speaker might not tell the reader the ful…
symbolism
a reference to a person, event, thing, or outside text that t…
consonance
the repetition of consonant sounds
36 terms
American Literature - Unit One Vocabulary
document
adequate
perspective
discern
written work or evidence
enough
point-of-view
see
document
written work or evidence
adequate
enough
40 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Contemptuous
Entity
Nebulous
Vapid
Scornful or showing contempt
Existance or being
unclear or vague
offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.
Contemptuous
Scornful or showing contempt
Entity
Existance or being
30 terms
Literature Vocabulary
eddies
contented
chaos
exuded
little whirlwinds
satisfied
complete disorder, confusion
gave off slowly and abundantly
eddies
little whirlwinds
contented
satisfied
10 terms
Literature vocabulary
Cessation
Scuttle
Obstruction
Preclude
A halt
To run with short, hurried steps
Something that gets in the way
To make impossible
Cessation
A halt
Scuttle
To run with short, hurried steps
14 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Characterization
Conflict
Theme
Point of View
The art of revealing and developing a character
A struggle between opposing forces
Central message of a story
Perspective of the narrator
Characterization
The art of revealing and developing a character
Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces
9 terms
Literature Vocabulary
personification
hyperbole
autobiography
biography
giving human qualities to something not human
exaggeration in a story
story a person writes about themselves
story written about another person
personification
giving human qualities to something not human
hyperbole
exaggeration in a story
8 terms
Literature Vocabulary
Decorum
Decrepit
Acerbic
Bigot
Noun; behavior in keeping with good taste. ... Synonyms: decency…
Adjective; elderly and infirm. Worn out due to age or neglect…
Adjective; tasting sour or bitter. ... Synonyms: sour, bitter, s…
Noun; a person who is intolerant toward those holding differe…
Decorum
Noun; behavior in keeping with good taste. ... Synonyms: decency…
Decrepit
Adjective; elderly and infirm. Worn out due to age or neglect…
13 terms
Literature vocabulary
Plot
Exposition
Rising action
Sustaining action
The main events of a book, what happens in a story
The part of a novel where background and ongoing conflict is…
Events where the main conflict complicates things
Dealing with conflict flare ups, transitioning after conflict…
Plot
The main events of a book, what happens in a story
Exposition
The part of a novel where background and ongoing conflict is…
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