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Narative Essay
relates a series of events. Has action, confilcts and resolution. Can be real or historical.
Descriptive essay
presents a picture or impression of a subject. uses sensory imagery
Persuasive essay
attempts to influence peoples ideas or actions.
1. truths, facts, statistics
2. statements of authority
3. personal experience

emotional and ethical appeal
Exposition
Explains a subject or topic
1. illustration- uses concrete examples to show an abstract example
2. compare and contrast- show how items are alike and different using well chosen detail
3. cause and effect- examines reasons why something happens or condition exists. then shows how it was resolved
4. Process analysis- directions ie. how to make a sandwich
ambivalent
Exhibiting or feeling emotions
narcissistic
Excessive love or admiration of oneself
masochistic
The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from being humiliated or mistreated, either by another or by oneself
gregarious
Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable
aesthetic
Characterized by a heightened sensitivity to beauty
ecstatic
Being in a state of ecstasy; joyful or enraptured
virtue
Moral excellence and righteousness; goodness
squalor
of wretched or filty condition
edify
To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement
sentimental
Affectedly or extravagantly emotional
malapropism
Ludicrous misuse of a word, especially by confusion with one of similar sound
ostensible
Represented or appearing as such
articulate
Endowed with the power of speech
perfunctory
Done routinely and with little interest or care
precarious
Dangerously lacking in security or stability
propensity
An innate inclination; a tendency
edify
To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement
stoic
One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain
contemptuous
Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful
affinity
A natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship
spiritual
Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material
ominous
Of or being an omen, especially an evil one
precocious
Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude.
avaricious
immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy
ostracized
to be excluded from a group
illustrious
well known and very distinguished
ablutions
a cleansing of the body
prudent
Wise in handling practical matters; exercising good judgment or common sense
covetous
Excessively and culpably desirous of the possessions of another
exalted
To raise in rank, character, or status; elevate: exalted the shepherd to the rank of grand vizier.
ascetic
a person who renounces material comforts and leadt a life of austere self-dicipline, especially as an act of religious devotion
ennui
Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; boredom
sage
Having or exhibiting wisdom and calm judgment
fester
To undergo decay; rot
emanated
To come or send forth, as from a source
onerous
Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome
venerable
worthy of reverence, especially by religious association
indolent
Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy
ardent
expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate
irksome
causing annoyance and bother
insipid
Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull
renounce
to give up
courtesan
a woman prostitute whose clients are members of a royal court or of high social standing
tenacity
The state or quality of being tenacious
inertia
Resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or change
assiduous
Constant in application or attention; diligent: an assiduous worker who strove for perfection
misanthropist
one who hates or mistrusts human kind
griffins
a fabulous beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion
penetralium
the most private or secret parts (of a building)
sundry
various; miscellaneous
stalwart
having or marked by imposing physical strength
morose
sullenly melancholy; gloomy
aversion
a fixed, intense dislike; repungnance: formed an aversion to crowds
impertinence
the quality or condition of ebing impertinent, especiall:a. insolence b. irrelevance
actuate
to put in motion or action; activate
phlegm
sluggishness
tempest
a violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail or furious agitation
laconic
using or marked by the use of few words
churlish
boorish or vulgar
haughty
scornfully and condescendingly proud
assiduity
persistent application or diligence; unflagging effort
moors
broad open area of land
sagacity
the quality of being discerning, sound in judgement, and farsighted; wisdom
austere
severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave
taciturn
habitually untalkative
ensconcing
to settle (oneself) securely or comfortably
virulence
extremely infectious, malignant, or poisonous. Used of a disease or toxin
copious
yielding or containing plenty; affording ample supply
vapid
lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull
listeless
lacking energy or disinclined to exert effeort; lethargic
obtrusive
thrusting out; protruding
dilapidation
to bring or fall into a state of partial ruin, decay, or disrepair
waxed
any of various natural, oily or greasy heat- sensitive substances
lachrymose
weeping or inclined to weep; tearful
vagabond
a wanderer; a rover. Nomadic
tenacious
holding or tending to hold persistently to something, such as a point of view
caprice
an impulsive change of mind
peevish
discontented. ill-tempered
curate
a cleric, especially one who has charge of a parish
vociferated
to utter (something) or cry out loudly and vehemently, especially in protest.
Coxcomb
a conceited dandy; a fop
prognosticate
to predict according to present indications or signs; foretell
antipathy
a strong feeling of aversion or repugnance
gait
a particular way or manner of moving on foot