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Symbol
an object that represents something
Similie
The comparison of two unlike objects using like
Metaphor
The poet says that something is something else
foreshadowing
clue that something might happen later in the story
personification
the attribution of human characteristics to an inanimate object
foreboding
a sense that something bad will happen
irony
when the character or the events in a story come out in a way that is what is desired, but in a bad way
allusion
to refer to something without actually mentioning it; a reference to something else; to illuminate something; to make clearer
theme
the main idea of a story
plot
the events of a story
fable
legendary/supernatural happenings often of magic
cliche
an expression, idea, or element that has been overused
What is a sentence?
A word group that contains a subject and a verb that expresses a complete thought
What is a subject?
Tells whom or what a sentence is about.
What is a simple subject?
The mains word or word group that tells whom or what the sentence is about
What is a predicate?
Tells something about the subject.
What is a simple predicate (verb)?
The main word or word group that tells something about the subject.
What is a compound subject?
Two or more connected subjects that have the same verb.
What is a compound verb?
Two or more verbs that have the same subject.
What is a declarative sentence?
A sentence that makes a statement and ends with a period.
What is an imperative sentence?
Gives a command or makes a request. Most end with a period. A strong command ends with an exclamation point.
What is an interrogative sentence?
Asks a question and ends with a question mark.
What is an exclamatory sentence?
Shows excitement or strong feeling and ends with an exclamation point.
Noun
A word or word group that is used to name a person, place, thing, or idea
Compound noun
Made up of two or more words used together as a single noun
Common noun
Names any one of a group of persons, places, things, or ideas
Proper noun
Names a particular person, place, thing, or idea
Concrete noun
Names a person, place, or thing that can be perceived by one or more of the sense (sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell)
Abstract noun
Names an idea, a feeling, a quality, or a characteristic
Collective noun
A word that names a group
Pronoun
A word used in place of one or more nouns or pronouns
Personal pronoun
refers to the one speaking (1st person), the one spoken to (2nd person), or the one spoken about (third person)
reflexive pronoun
refers to the subject and functions as a complement or an object of a preposition
Intensive pronoun
emphasizes a noun or another pronoun
demonstrative pronoun
points out a person, place, thing, or idea
abate
v. to become weaker, to decrease
unabated-adj. showing no sign of weakening
acknowledge
v. To admit the existence of.
v.To express recognition or thanks for.
acknowledged adj. Something that brings about a result.
agent
n.1 a person who acts or does business for another
2. something that brings about a result
authority
n. the right to give orders, make decisions, or take action
2. An expect source of information
authorities n. a group of people who have the right to enforce laws
devastate
v. to ruin or destroy completely
devastating adj. causing destruction
devastation n. great destruction
epidemic
n. the rapid spreading of a disease to many people at one time
adj. spreadign rapidly as a disease over one area
estimate
n. a number that is not exact; a careful guess
estimate v. to figure out roughly; to make an approximate calculation
evict
v. to force out of property by taking legal action
impartial
adj. not favoring one side more than another; fair
industroius
adj. hardworking; not lazy
infuriate
v. to make very angry
irrelevant
adj. having nothing to do with the subject
precise
adj. exact; accurate
precision n. exactness
sham
n. something fake or false
adj. not genuine; fake
v. to pretend
trek
n. a long, slow, and difficult journey
v. to travel slowly and with difficulty
astute
adj. wise in a clever or practical way
authentic
adj. genuine; true
authenticity n. the condition of being genuine
authenticate v. to prove that something is genuine
delicacy
n.1 a choice item of food
2. great consideration for the feelings for others
derogatory
adj. expressing low opinion intended to hurt the reputation of a person or thing
devour
v.1 to eat up hungrily
2. to take in eagerly with the eyes or ears
figment
n. something that is made up in the mind but that has no connection to reality
mythical
adj. imaginary; not real
plumage
n. a bird's feathers
predatory
adj1. living by killing and eating other animals
2. living by robbing or stealing from others
predator n. a creature that lives by killing
2. a person who lives by robbing
prior
adj.1 coming earlier in time
2. coming before in order or importance
scavenge
v. to search through or pick over, looking for something that is useful
scavenger n. someone who scavenges
2. an animal that feeds on dead or decaying matter.
slaughter
v. 1 to kill in order to obtain meat
2. to kill people or animals in large numbers or in a cruel way
n. 1 the killing of an animal for food
2. the act of killing on a large scale or in a cruel way
solitude
n. the condition of being alone or at some distance from people
ungainly
adj. moving in a clumsy or awkward way
vulnerable
open to attack; easily injured physically or emotionally
admonish
v.1 to warn
2. to criticize gently
admonition n. a warning
aghast
adj. struck with horror; shocked
annihilate
v. to destroy completely; to reduce to utter ruin
benefactor
n. a person who provides help, especially by giving money
bestow
v. to give as an honor; to present as a gift
devious
adj 1. having many twists and turns; winding
2. sneaky; not frank or honest
devoid
adj. lacking; empty; entirely without
heed
v. to pay attention to
n. attention; notice
heedful adj. paying careful attention
heedless adj. failing to pay proper attention
mortal
n. a human being, especially as contrasted with a god
adj. of or relating to human beings
2 causing death; fatal
3. very severe
muse
v. to think about in a quiet, careful way
pioneer
n. a person who goes before others and opens the way for them to follow
v. to open the way for others
plague
n. 1 a deadly disease that spreads rapidly from person to person
2. anything that causes destruction and suffering
v. to cause suffering or distress
subside
v.1 to sink to a lower level
2. to become quieter or less active
unwitting
adj. not done on purpose; unintended
wrath
n. forceful anger; fury
wrathful adj. very angry
acquire
v. to gain ownership of something; to get by one's own efforts or actions
acquisition n. something that is acquired
antagonize
v. to make an enemy of; to stir up anger or dislike
competent
adj. having the ability to do what is needed
competence n. the ability to do what is needed
comprise
v. 1 to form; to make up
2. to consist of or include
correspond
v. 1 to match; to be equal to
2. to exchange letters with another person
correspondence n. the act of exchanging letters; the letters that are exchanged
dilapidated
adj. in poor condition from neglect or age
illustrious
adj. very famous outstanding
incident
n. something that happens in real life or in a story; an event, often of little importance
inherit
v. 1 to receive something from someone after that person's death
2. to receive as part of one's physical or mental make-up, from one's parents
latitude
n. 1 the distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees
2. a region, as marked in its distance form the equator
3. freedom from strict rules
loath
adj. unwilling; reluctant
maintain
v. 1 to declare something to be true
2. to continue in the same way or condition
3. to keep in good condition
renovate
v. to make like new again
renovation n. the act of renovating; the thing renovated
reprimand
v. to scold in a harsh or formal manner
n. a strong scolding from someone in authority
supervise
v. to direct or mange activities
supervision n. the act of managing or directing
supervisor n. a person who manages or directs activities
adequate
adj. enough; sufficient
administer
v. 1 to manage or direct
2. to give out as treatment or assistance
agitate
v. 1 to disturb or upset
2. to move with an irregular, fast, or violent action.
3. To stir up interest in and support for a cause.
capitulate
v. To give in; to surrender.
citrus
n. 1 A fruit of the family that includes oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes.
2. A tree that produces these fruits.
adj. Of or relating to these fruits or trees.
disrupt
v. 1 To break up the orderly course of.
2. To interrupt; to bring to a temporary halt.
disruptive adj. Causing confusion or disorder.
disruption n. A disturbance that interrupts or causes confusion.
hovel
n. An unpleasant, cramped, and dilapidated place to live.
illiterate
adj. Unable to read or write.
illiteracy n. Inability to read or write.
indifferent
adj. 1 Not concerned about; not caring.
2. Neither very good nor very bad; passable.
menial
adj . of or relating to low-level, humble work
permanent
adj. lasting or expected to last for a long time
respite
n. a period of rest; a pause
strenuous
adj. 1 needing much effort; using a lot of energy
2. very active; vigorous
toil
v. 1 to work long an hard
2. to make one's way with difficulty
n. hard and tiring labor
urgent
adj. needing quick action or attention
urgency n. the need for quick action
addict
n. 1 a person with a very strong desire for something that is habit-forming and sometimes harmful
2. a person who is a vary enthusiastic fan
addict v. to cause someone to have a very strong desire for something
addiction n. the condition of being addicted
addictive adj. likely to cause addiction
aspire
v. to have a strong desire to get or do something; to seek
aspiration n. a strong desire to achieve something; an ambition
bias
n. a preference that prevents one from being impartial; prejudice
v. to cause someone to have prejudice; to influence
blatant
adj. very obvious in an offensive or shameless way
candid
adj. expressed honestly and without holding back unpleasant truths
confront
v. 1 to stand up to; to face boldly
2. to put or bring face to face
confrontation n. a hostile meeting between people who hold opposite views.
debut
n. a first public appearance
v. to make a first public appearance
enroll
v. to sign up to becom a member of some group or activity; to register
enrollment n. the number of people enrolled
fluster
v. to make nervous, embarrassed, or confused
impunity
n. freedom from being harmed or punished
intensify
v. to increase; to strengthen or deepen
intimidate
v. to frighten, especially by threatening someone
intimidation n. the act of intimidating
obnoxious
adj. very unpleasant; disgusting
retort
v. to answer, especially in a quick or clever way
n. a quick or clever reply
stint
n. 1 a period of time devoted to a job or some task
2. a limit or restriction
v. to limit or restrict
beseech
v. to ask earnestly; to beg
consternation
n. amazement or fear that makes one feel confused
delectable
adj. pleasing to the senses, especially to the sense of taste; delicious
garland
n. a wreath or chain of leaves and flowers
gratify
v. 1 to please or satisfy
2. to give in to what is wanted or requested
gratifying adj. pleasing
haughty
adj. showing too much pride in oneself and scorn or contempt or to others
haughtiness n. the state or quality of being haughty
impetuous
adj. inclined to act without thinking; hasty
lavish
adj. 1 much more than enough
2. very costly
v. to give freely or generously
pluck
v. 1 to pull of or out; to pick
2. to remove the feathers from
3. to pull at and let go
n. courage; bravery
plucky adj. brave; courageous
ponder
v. to think about; to consider carefully
privilege
n. a special favor, right, or advantage given to a person or group
privileged adj. given favors or advantages denied to others
prostrate
adj. 1 lying flat
2. lying facedown, especially to show respect
3. completely overcome, weak and helpless
rapture
n. a state of great joy, delight, or love
revelry
n. noisy merrymaking
whim
n. a sudden wish to do something without a particular reason; a fanciful idea
acrid
adj. sharp, irritating, or bitter to the sense of taste or smell
casualty
n. a person killed or injured in a war or accident
congested
adj. 1 overcorwded; filled too full
2. filled with fluid
congestion n. 1 the condition of being overcrowded
2. the condition of being filled with fluid
cope
v. to manage problems or difficulties successfully
headlong
adj. with great speed or force; reckless
adv. recklessly; without time for careful thought
hurtle
v. to move with great force and speed
impede
v. to get in the way of; to interfere with the movement of
impediment n. an obstacle; something that gets in the way
inevitable
adj. bound to happen; unavoidable
initiate
v. 1 to put into effect; to bring into use
2. to take in as a member
initiation n. 1 the act of beginning
2. the ceremony or process that makes one a member
irate
adj. very angry; furious
lax
adj. 1 not strictly enforced; undemanding; careless
2. not tight; loose
negligent
adj. failing to take proper care of or to give proper attention to
negligence n. the quality, state, or act, of being negligent
smolder
v. 1 to burn slowly without bursting into flames
2. to exist in a hidden state before bursting into the open
stringent
adj. strict; severe
throng
n. a large number of people gathered together; a crowd
v. to gather or move in large numbers
crease
n.
A line made by pressing, folding, or wrinkling
dredge
n.
Any of various machines equipped with scooping or suction devices and used to deepen harbors and waterways and in underwater mining
eaves
pl.n.
The projecting overhang at the lower edge of a roof
chalk
NOUN:
A soft compact calcite, CaCO3, with varying amounts of silica, quartz, feldspar, or other mineral impurities, generally gray-white or yellow-white and derived chiefly from fossil seashells.
A piece of chalk or chalklike substance in crayon form, used for marking on a blackboard or other surface.
Games A small cube of chalk used in rubbing the tip of a billiard or pool cue to increase its friction with the cue ball.
A mark made with chalk.
Chiefly British A score or tally.
TRANSITIVE VERB:
chalked, chalk·ing, chalks
To mark, draw, or write with chalk: chalked my name on the blackboard.
To rub or cover with chalk, as the tip of a billiard cue.
To make pale; whiten.
To treat (soil, for example) with chalk.
heave
v.
To raise or lift, especially with great effort or force
spawn
n.
The eggs of aquatic animals such as bivalve mollusks, fishes, and amphibians.Offspring occurring in numbers; brood
bronze
n.
Any of various alloys of copper and tin in various proportions, sometimes with traces of other metals
witch
n.
A woman claiming or popularly believed to possess magical powers and practice sorcery
squint
v.
To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight.To look or glance sideways
which
pron.
What particular one or ones
wrath
n.
Forceful, often vindictive anger
exponent
n.
One that expounds or interprets.One that speaks for, represents, or advocates
czar
n.
A male monarch or emperor, especially one of the emperors who ruled Russia until the revolution of 1917.A person having great power; an autocrat
detachment
n.
The act or process of disconnecting or detaching; separation
haunch
n.
The hip, buttock, and upper thigh in humans and animals
dogmatic
adj.
Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.Characterized by an authoritative, arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles.
flaunt
v.
To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly
ecstatic
adj. very happy
haunt
v.
To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the form of a ghost or other supernatural being.To visit often; frequent
inducement
n.
Something that helps bring about an action or a desired result; an incentive
acumen
n.
Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight
pursuant
adj.
Proceeding from and conformable to; in accordance with
allurement
n.
fascination; charm
attendant
n.
One who attends or waits on another
amusement
n.
The state of being amused, entertained, or pleased
compensate
v.
To offset; counterbalance
abusive
adj.
Characterized by improper or wrongful use
afloat
adv.
In a floating position or condition
perusal
n.
a reading
bemoan
tr.v.
To express grief over; lament
bestow
tr.v.
To present as a gift or an honor
ensue
intr.v.
To follow as a consequence or result
abreast
adv.
Side by side
imbue
tr.v.
To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade
postpone
tr.v.
To delay until a future time; put off
abridge
tr.v.
To reduce the length of (a written text); condense
attempt
tr.v.
To try to perform, make, or achieve
amidst
adj. in or into the middle of
dilute
tr.v.
To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water
What’s the standard for stop & frisk?
The standard for a stop & frisk is articulable and reasonable suspicion.
recluse
n.
A person who withdraws from the world to live in seclusion and often in solitude
austere
adj.
Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave
refute
tr.v.
To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof
revere
tr.v.
To regard with awe, deference, and devotion
eclipse
n.
The partial or complete obscuring, relative to a designated observer, of one celestial body by another
awry
adv.
In a position that is turned or twisted toward one side
extinct
adj.
No longer existing or living
beguile
tr.v.
To deceive by guile; delude
inflict
tr.v.
To deal or mete out (something punishing or burdensome)
deprive
tr.v.
To take something away from
decrease
intr. & tr.v.
To grow or cause to grow gradually less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity
appease
To bring peace, quiet, or calm to; sooth
repeal
tr.v.
To revoke or rescind, especially by an official or formal act
harangue
n.
A long pompous speech, especially one delivered before a gathering
despise
v. To regard with contempt or scorn
assign
tr.v.
To set apart for a particular purpose; designate
prescribe
v.
To set down as a rule or guide; enjoin
demise
n.
Death.The end of existence or activity; termination
appeal
n.
An earnest or urgent request, entreaty, or supplication
sarcasm
n.
A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound
extreme
adj.
Most remote in any direction; outermost or farthest
assessment
n.
The act of assessing; appraisal
impeach
tr.v.
To make an accusation against
decrepit
adj.
Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.
disguise
tr.v.
To modify the manner or appearance of in order to prevent recognition
defendant
n.
The party against which an action is brought
angelic
adj. of or belonging to angels
replenish
v.
To fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to
appendix
n.
An appendage.A collection of supplementary material, usually at the end of a book
resentment
n.
Indignation or ill will felt as a result of a real or imagined grievance.
surrender
.To give up or give back (something that has been granted)
concurrent
adj.
Happening at the same time as something else
dilemma
n.
A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or mutually exclusive
acquittal
n.
Judgment, as by a jury or judge, that a defendant is not guilty of a crime as charged
embellish
tr.v.
To make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate
commitment
n.
The act or an instance of committing,
embezzle
tr.v.
To take (money, for example) for one's own use in violation of a trust.
abhorrent
adj.
Disgusting, loathsome, or repellent.Feeling repugnance or loathing.Being strongly opposed.
redundant
adj.
Exceeding what is necessary or natural; superfluous
allotment
The act of allotting
Who is the main character in The With of Blackbird Pond?
Katherine (Kit) Tyler
Who does Kit go to stay with in CT?
Her uncle matthew, aunt rachael, and cousins mercy and judith
who does kit love?
nat eaton
Who Wrote the Catbird Seat?
James Thurber
Who Wrote hte Necklace
Guy de Maupeaseant
WHat is the setting of the necklace?
paris france
late 1800s
Who wrote the sniper?
Liam O'Flaherty
What is the setting of the sniper?
Dublin, Ireland
early 1900s
Who Wrote African Morning
Langston Hughes
What is the setting of African Morning
Africa along the Niger River
1920s to 1950s
Who wrote The Tell Tale Heart?
Edgar Allen Poe
What is the setting of the tell tale heart?
19century late 1800s
Who Wrote the Lottery?
Shirley Jackson
What is the setting of the lottery?
Late 1800s
Poor port of France
Who Wrote Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Salman Rushdie
Who is hte main character in haroun and hte sea of stories
Haroun Khalifa
What is the setting of Haroun and hte Sea of Stories
The sad city in Alifbay