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86 Cards in this Set

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ascetic
extremely self disciplined and severe
parapet
low wall or railing
palpable
easily felt or touched
amentities
comforts and convienences
imprudent
unwise
deplorable
regrettable, very bad
scrutinized
looked at carefully
expedient
something contrived or used to meet an urgent need
abyss
a bottomless gulf or pit, anything unfathomable cavity or chasm or void extending below
placid
undisturbed, calm, tranquil
disposition
personality or temperament
garish
too bright
sullen
gloomy
furtively
stealthily as if to avoid being seen or heard
deft
skilled in quick sure and easy way
types of conflicts
man vs. man
man vs. society
man vs. nature
man vs. self
exposition
the opening of the story where the characters, conflicts/complications, setting and tone are usually introduced
rising action
action is at its peak
denouement
a french word for "untying the knot" the resolution occurs at the end of the story
setting
the when and where the story takes place
protagonist
the central character in the story (can be a person, animal or nature
antagonist
force in the story that is in conflict with the protagonist
point of view
the person the author has chosen to tell the story
theme
the central idea or underlying meaning about the story
irony
a contrast between what is expected and what really happens
tone
the overall feeling that the writer wants the reader to feel (how the writer feels about the subject)
mood
the feeling that a piece of writing arouses in a reader
fourth stage of the writing process
proofreading and publishing
first stage of the writing process
prewriting
second stage of the writing process
writing a draft
disposition
personality or temperament
garish
too bright
sullen
gloomy
furtively
stealthily as if to avoid being seen or heard
deft
skilled in quick sure and easy way
types of conflicts
man vs. man
man vs. society
man vs. nature
man vs. self
exposition
the opening of the story where the characters, conflicts/complications, setting and tone are usually introduced
rising action
action is at its peak
denouement
a french word for "untying the knot" the resolution occurs at the end of the story
setting
the when and where the story takes place
third stage of writing process
evaluating and revising
what you do in first stage of writing process
choose a purpose, subject, and audience
what you do in second stage of writing process
put ideas down on paper
include new ideas you discover as you write
what you do in third stage of writing process
make judgments about content, organization and style
make changes to improve the draft
what you do in fourth stage of writing process
correct errors in grammar, usage and mechanics
share writing
common noun
names any one of a group of persons, places or things and is not capitalized
proper noun
names a particular person, place or thing and is always capitalized
concrete noun
an object that can be perceived by the senses
abstract noun
names an idea, a feeling, a quality, or a characteristic
compound noun
two or more words used together as a single noun
the parts of a compound noun may be written as one word, as two or more words, or as a hyphenated word
collective noun
noun that names a group or collection of things
pronoun
a word used in place of a noun
reflexive pronoun
refers to other nouns in the sentence
relative pronoun
helps to define who and whose things are
interrogative pronoun
a question word
demonstrative pronoun
a pronoun that points out things
antecedent
the word a pronoun refers to
verb
a word used to express an action or a state of being
linking verb
serves as a link between two words
transitive verb
an action verb that has a receiver
intransitive verb
verb that doesnt have a receiver
verb phrase
when a verb is more than one word because of helping verbs
adjective
a word that describes or modifies a noun or pronoun
adverb
a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
circumspect
careful, cautious
efface
to wipe out, to keep oneself from being noticed
predispose
to incline to beforehand
unbridled
uncontrolled, lacking in restraint
dissolute
loose in one's morals or behavior
feint
a deliberately deceptive movement, a pretense
lucrative
bringing in money, profitable
terse
brief and to the point
adherent
a follower, supporter, attached, sticking to
exorcise
to drive out by magic, to dispose of something troublesome, menacing or oppressive
trite
a commonplace, overused, stale
arduous
hard to do, requiring much effort
fated
determined in advance by destiny or fortune
revile
to attack with words, call bad names
arbitrary
unreasonable, based on one's own wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness
morose
having a gloomy or sullen manner, not friendly or sociable
rebut
to offer arguments or evidence that contradict an assertion, to refute
ghastly
frightful, horrible, deathly pale
sardonic
grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
superfluous
excedding what is sufficient or required, excess
adjective
a word that describes or modifies a noun or pronoun
adverb
a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb