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35 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
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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 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…
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…
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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 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
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 - 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
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American Literature - Unit Three Vocabulary
element
emphasis
conflict
create
piece
stress
problem
bring into existence
element
piece
emphasis
stress
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
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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 Two Vocabulary
construct
expand
indicate
reinforce
build
get bigger
point out
strengthen
construct
build
expand
get bigger
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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 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
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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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 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 Three
adulation
adversity
aesthetic
amicable
high praise
misfortune
pertaining to beauty
agreeable
adulation
high praise
adversity
misfortune
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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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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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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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History of American Literature - PLUS
What was Mark Twain's name when he was…
Which of the following books was NOT w…
Whose poems had a revolutionary impact…
Who wrote the first captivity narrative?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
The country of the Pointed Firs
Walt Whitman's poems
Mary White Rowlandson
What was Mark Twain's name when he was…
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Which of the following books was NOT w…
The country of the Pointed Firs
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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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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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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 Vocabulary #1
absolve
adamant
amiable
amoral
(v) to find innocent or blameless
(adj) not giving in; stubborn
(adj) good-natured; friendly and pleasant
(adj) lacking a moral sense; without principles
absolve
(v) to find innocent or blameless
adamant
(adj) not giving in; stubborn
10 terms
American Literature Vocabulary 4
indigence
judicious
loquacious
milieu
(n.) extreme poverty
(adj.) fair and equal
(adj.) talkative; using too many words
(n.) environment, surroundings
indigence
(n.) extreme poverty
judicious
(adj.) fair and equal
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American Literature Vocabulary 5
bucolic
cantankerous
churlish
didactic
(adj.) concerned with the countryside and farming
(adj.) bad tempered
(adj.) ill-mannered
(adj.) intending to teach or give instructions
bucolic
(adj.) concerned with the countryside and farming
cantankerous
(adj.) bad tempered
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American Literature Vocabulary 3
accolade
allusion
ambivalent
belligerence
(n.) praise
(n.) indirect reference
(adj.) unable to decide
(n.) aggression
accolade
(n.) praise
allusion
(n.) indirect reference
10 terms
American Literature Vocabulary 7
apathy
autonomy
desolate
esoteric
(n.) a lack of energy or interest
(n.) self-government
(adj.) lonely; devoid of life; feeling very sad and hopeless
(adj.) obscure
apathy
(n.) a lack of energy or interest
autonomy
(n.) self-government
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AMERICAN LITERATURE VOCABULARY
provoked
appease
constitution
contrivance
enraged; angered
to calm; satisfy
physical condition
scheme; plan
provoked
enraged; angered
appease
to calm; satisfy
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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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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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American Literature Vocabulary 2
curt
demoralize
dilemma
inclination
(adj) Rudely brief when speaking to someone; abrupt
(v) To deliberately destroy or damage
(n) A situation requiring a difficult choice
(n) A tendency, or preference, to think, act, or behave in a…
curt
(adj) Rudely brief when speaking to someone; abrupt
demoralize
(v) To deliberately destroy or damage
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American Literature Vocabulary 3
acclaim
adjacent
elicit
engross
(n) great praise or applause, enthusiastic approval
(adj) close; near (to something)
(v) to increase or intensify
(v) to hold the full attention of; absorb
acclaim
(n) great praise or applause, enthusiastic approval
adjacent
(adj) close; near (to something)
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American Literature 2-1 Vocabulary
foreclose
execute
sacrifice
sullen
verb - to take back property because the money owed for the p…
verb - to do something that you have planned to do or been to…
noun - the act of giving up something that you want to keep e…
adjective - used to describe an angry or unhappy person who d…
foreclose
verb - to take back property because the money owed for the p…
execute
verb - to do something that you have planned to do or been to…
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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
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 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
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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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American Literature Vocabulary A1
Libel
Dispatch
Forsake
Immense
(n.) a statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputatio…
(v.) to send off or out for a purpose
(v.) to give up
(adj.) very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurem…
Libel
(n.) a statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputatio…
Dispatch
(v.) to send off or out for a purpose
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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.
10 terms
American Literature Vocabulary #10
Pragmatic
Pretentious
Querulous
Reclusive
(adj) concerned with practical matters... Synonym: realistic, l…
(adj) making a claim to importance or distinction... Syn: showy…
(adj) habitually complaining ... Syn: critical, fussy, negative…
(adj) withdrawn from society; seeking solitude... Syn: isolated…
Pragmatic
(adj) concerned with practical matters... Synonym: realistic, l…
Pretentious
(adj) making a claim to importance or distinction... Syn: showy…
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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.
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
20 terms
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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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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