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abstract
not relating to concrete objects but expressing something that can only be appreciated intellectually
acquiesce
to accept without protest
affirmation
statement asserting something to be true
aghast
shocked, often in horror
annotation
explanatory side note usually in books
benign
not harmful
beseech
to ask as if pleading
catalyst
someone or something that speeds up a process
catechism
way of understanding through question and answer (relating to religion)
clef
a range of musical notes and their accompanying symbols
constituent
part of a whole
contemplation
long consideration
devise
to plan or invent
diagesis
fictional space in which a narrative takes place
diction
word chocie in a sentence
discourse
formal or written discussion
dour
gloomy
emigrate
to leave one country and move to another permanently
emit
to give off
ensue
to come after (time)
entropy
the dispersment of energy overtime
ethos
characteristic spirit odf a community, culture or era
furtive
secretive
hydraulic
operated by water
implied author
constructor of the narrative, person telling the story
inimitable
not able to be immitated. unique.
invective
having to do wit an insult
iridescent
of lustrous appearance
lethargy
drowsiness, lack of energy
logos
word, meaning or content
metronome
instrument that marks exact time by a repeated tick
motif
reoccuring theme or symbol
mythos
events of a story in the order in which they are told
narratology
the study of narrative structures
omit
to leave out
opine
to voice ones opinion outloud
parallelism
the act of two characters who progress along the same lines
pathos
quality that arouses an emotional response
penultimate
second to lsat
phosphorescent
still giving off light even after the source is gone
precambrian
geologic era of the oldest man
progression
movement forward
prolepsis
flash forward
proverb
short statement that assumes a general truth
recede
to go backwards
regression
movement backwards
rue
to feel a sense of remorse for
scanty
barely sufficient
syntax
ordering of words within a sentence
transcendentalism
philosophical movement that stressed the role of divinity in nature