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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
English 11 Vocabulary: Early American Literature & History
disposition
constitute
tempered
deliberation
someone's personality or general mood
to compose, establish, or set up
made less violent or intense
careful thought or analysis
disposition
someone's personality or general mood
constitute
to compose, establish, or set up
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 Exam Vocabulary
Sulky
Cagey
Cleave
Soldering Iron
(adj.) in a bad or nasty mood, resentful; gloomy
reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion
to split
Tool with an internal heating element used to heat surfaces b…
Sulky
(adj.) in a bad or nasty mood, resentful; gloomy
Cagey
reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion
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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
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American Literature Vocabulary
satire
irony
personification
foreshadow
A literary style used to make fun of or ridicule an idea or h…
A statement that means the opposite of what it seems to mean.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given huma…
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds…
satire
A literary style used to make fun of or ridicule an idea or h…
irony
A statement that means the opposite of what it seems to mean.
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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
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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
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American Literature - Unit Five Vocabulary
conclude
criteria
despite
justify
end
requirements
notwithstanding
validate
conclude
end
criteria
requirements
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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
History of American Literature
Calvinism
Typology
Enlightenment
Early Republic
Major branch of Protestantism that followed the teachings of…
Imagery that is resembling of the life of Jesus Christ
Philosophical and religious movement that dealt with individu…
Starts after the Revolutionary War to the Missouri Compromise
Calvinism
Major branch of Protestantism that followed the teachings of…
Typology
Imagery that is resembling of the life of Jesus Christ
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American Literature - Unit Six Vocabulary
complex
ecomonic
establish
ethnic
difficult
money situation
create
race
complex
difficult
ecomonic
money situation
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American Literature - Unit Three Vocabulary
element
emphasis
conflict
create
piece
stress
problem
bring into existence
element
piece
emphasis
stress
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American Literature - Unit Two Vocabulary
construct
expand
indicate
reinforce
build
get bigger
point out
strengthen
construct
build
expand
get bigger
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Periods of American History & Literature
A New Nation
Puritanism style
Rationalism style
An Expanding Nation
1600-1800... Puritanism & Rationalism
Sermons, personal narratives, plain style, authority of Bible…
Political pamphlets, ornate style, persuasive writing, patrio…
1800-1860 ... Romanticism & Transcendentalism
A New Nation
1600-1800... Puritanism & Rationalism
Puritanism style
Sermons, personal narratives, plain style, authority of Bible…
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American Literature History winter
1. John Smith is remembered for writin…
2. William Bradford is remembered for…
3. What religious spirit underlies Bra…
4. Samuel Sewall is remembered for wri…
"The General History of Virginia"
"Of Plymouth Plantation"
He was an English Puritan - they wanted to purify the church…
"The Diary"
1. John Smith is remembered for writin…
"The General History of Virginia"
2. William Bradford is remembered for…
"Of Plymouth Plantation"
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SAT 6 - Vocabulary - American Literature
camaraderie
canopy
capitulate
carnivore
comradeship; friendship
a covering
to surrender under certain conditions; to give in
a flesh-eating animal
camaraderie
comradeship; friendship
canopy
a covering
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Early American Literature and History
Oral Tradition
Puratinism
Large Forests
Wilderness, Community, and Individualism
The art form of passing stories by spoken word, rather than w…
The primary Religion of the first American colonists.
The new nation's primary natural environment
The three common themes of early American literature.
Oral Tradition
The art form of passing stories by spoken word, rather than w…
Puratinism
The primary Religion of the first American colonists.
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American Literature Vocabulary Three
adulation
adversity
aesthetic
amicable
high praise
misfortune
pertaining to beauty
agreeable
adulation
high praise
adversity
misfortune
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American Literature Mid-Term Vocabulary
abhors
abominable
alacrity
alleviate
scorns; hates
disgusting; loathsome
promptness in responding; eagerness
relieve
abhors
scorns; hates
abominable
disgusting; loathsome
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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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American Literature Vocabulary Unit 6
anomalous
aspersion
brusque
demagogue
(adj.) Abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
(n.) A damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slanderin…
(adj.) Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
(n.) A leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claim…
anomalous
(adj.) Abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
aspersion
(n.) A damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slanderin…
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Early American Literature Vocabulary
peril
habitation
subject to
adversity
great danger of being harmed
the act of living in a place
affected by something in a negative way
a situation in which you have a lot of problems that seems to…
peril
great danger of being harmed
habitation
the act of living in a place
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American Literature Vocabulary Terms
garrulous
conjecture
dilapidated
interminable
talkative
to form an opinion without definite evidence; to guess
fallen into ruin or decay; shabby
seemingly endless
garrulous
talkative
conjecture
to form an opinion without definite evidence; to guess
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American Literature Vocabulary 10
chide
sanctimonious
dichotomy
reticent
(v.) to scold
(adj.) hypocritically holy; making a pretense of religious fe…
(n.) division into two parts
(adj.) shy; unwilling to reveal information
chide
(v.) to scold
sanctimonious
(adj.) hypocritically holy; making a pretense of religious fe…
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American Literature Vocabulary 8
arduous
assuage
banal
cacophony
(adj.) hard and difficult
(v.) to make less
(adj.) dull, unoriginal
(n.) harsh noise, unpleasant sound
arduous
(adj.) hard and difficult
assuage
(v.) to make less
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American Literature Vocabulary 9
apprehension
avuncular
blatantly
coddled
(n.) worry, nervousness
(adj.) acting like an uncle, kindly
(adv.) obviously
(adj.) over-protected, kept warm
apprehension
(n.) worry, nervousness
avuncular
(adj.) acting like an uncle, kindly
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American Literature Vocabulary 6
impetuous
irascible
mercurial
pedagogy
(adj.) impulsive
(adj) easily angered
(adj.) rapidly changing
(n.) the science of teaching
impetuous
(adj.) impulsive
irascible
(adj) easily angered
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American Literature Spring Semester - "American History"
...nun
...dilemma
tenement
monstrous
...修女
...纠结
廉租房
巨大且丑陋的
...nun
...修女
...dilemma
...纠结
10 terms
History American literature
Who wrote the "Essays"
Who wrote "Walden"
Who wrote "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Le…
Who wrote "The Last of the Mohicans"
Emerson
Thoreau
Irving
Cooper
Who wrote the "Essays"
Emerson
Who wrote "Walden"
Thoreau
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African American Literature Vocabulary I
Abscond
Autocratic
Abstract
Bombastic
Leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of…
Of or relating to a ruler who has absolute power.
Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
High-sounding but with little meaning; inflated.
Abscond
Leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of…
Autocratic
Of or relating to a ruler who has absolute power.
History of American Literature
A fresh Start
Riches
Promise
Experiences... Description of country... exp…
what the new world represented (America)
What vast unconquered land promised
America was the land of ...
Adventures and Settlers wrote about
A fresh Start
what the new world represented (America)
Riches
What vast unconquered land promised
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American Literature Vocabulary #5
Amicable
Collaborate
Disdain
Evanescent
(+) adj - characterized by friendship or goodwill.
v - work together on a common enterprise or project.
(-) n - lack of respect; intense dislike.
adj - tending to vanish like vapor
Amicable
(+) adj - characterized by friendship or goodwill.
Collaborate
v - work together on a common enterprise or project.
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American Literature Vocabulary REVIEW
affinity
inordinate
insipid
vagary
A likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship
Excessive
lacking interest or flavor
An extravagant notion or action.
affinity
A likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship
inordinate
Excessive
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Unit 1 American Literature Vocabulary
rhetoric
ansyndeton
polysyndeton
anaphora
the ability to use writing effectively, eloquently, and persu…
ommiting conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses to c…
the use of a conjunction between each word, phrase, or clause…
repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of phra…
rhetoric
the ability to use writing effectively, eloquently, and persu…
ansyndeton
ommiting conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses to c…
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American literature vocabulary test
abdicated
celestial
conjured
eloquence
give up responsibility for
divine or perfect
solemnly called upon
persuasive writing
abdicated
give up responsibility for
celestial
divine or perfect
History american literature
Roots of american literature
Anne Bradstreet
Phillis Wheatley
Beginning of public schools
The earliest form of litersture were sermons and histories
The first colonial poet. She express the joys and hardships o…
And enslaved African in Boston. Her works were of scholarly s…
In America it began
Roots of american literature
The earliest form of litersture were sermons and histories
Anne Bradstreet
The first colonial poet. She express the joys and hardships o…
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American Literature Vocabulary 3
Abstain
Boisterous
Capitulate
Diligent
v. to refrain from doing something.
adj. noisy and lacking in restraining or discipline.
v. to surrender under agree conditions.
adj. quietly and steadily persevering in details.
Abstain
v. to refrain from doing something.
Boisterous
adj. noisy and lacking in restraining or discipline.
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American Literature Vocabulary 8
Arid
Brusque
Condescending
Conovergence
(adj) lacking of sufficient water or rainfall; dry.
(adj) marked by rude or peremptory shortness.
(adj) attitude marked by feeling of superiority towards others.
(n) the coming together of two or more things.
Arid
(adj) lacking of sufficient water or rainfall; dry.
Brusque
(adj) marked by rude or peremptory shortness.
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American Literature Vocabulary
superfluous
parsimony
transcendent
tumultuous
more than is needed; surplus
stinginess; frugality
excelling; surpassing
disorderly; noisy
superfluous
more than is needed; surplus
parsimony
stinginess; frugality
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American Literature Edportal vocabulary
prose
plot
denouement
catharsis
This is basically anything written in language that is not po…
The totality of the narrative's actions, when viewed together…
The way that everything ties up at the end is called the ____…
If there's any kind of strong emotional release at the end of…
prose
This is basically anything written in language that is not po…
plot
The totality of the narrative's actions, when viewed together…
Vocabulary 3 American Literature
Antebellum
Auspicious
Diffident
Euro
Belonging to a period before a war, esp. The American Civil War
Marked by favorable circumstance; prosperous; propitious
Lacking self- confidence; shy; timid; reserved
Of or from Europe; the currency of the European Union
Antebellum
Belonging to a period before a war, esp. The American Civil War
Auspicious
Marked by favorable circumstance; prosperous; propitious
American Literature Timeline History
Settling the colonies, religious revival
Original sin, predestination, Bible is…
The Revolutionary War
First relatively stable time; peaceful
Colonialism & Puritanism
Puritan's 3 Major doctrines
Age of Reason
Romanticism
Settling the colonies, religious revival
Colonialism & Puritanism
Original sin, predestination, Bible is…
Puritan's 3 Major doctrines
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American Literature Vocabulary CLEP
static characters
dynamic characters
motif
posthumous
characters who do not change
characters who experience change/personal growth.
a phrase or image that is repeated throughout the story for e…
published after the author's death.
static characters
characters who do not change
dynamic characters
characters who experience change/personal growth.
Early American Literature Vocabulary
Countenance
Deposed
Rendezvous
Feigned
appearance; especially facial expression
to remove from office
an agreement between two people to meet at a certain place an…
pretended
Countenance
appearance; especially facial expression
Deposed
to remove from office
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American Literature Vocabulary Module #1
accost
affable
approbation
felicity
to approach and speak to
pleasant and at ease
approval; recommendation
state of being happy; something that causes happiness
accost
to approach and speak to
affable
pleasant and at ease
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