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Abridge
To make shorter
S: shorten, condense, abbreviate
A: expand, enlarge, augment
Adherent
A follower, supporter/attached, sticking to
S: Disciple
A: opponent, adversary, critic, detractor
Altercation
an angry argument
S: Quarrel, dispute, squabble
A: agreement, accord
Cherubic
resembling an angel portrayed as a little child w/ a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
S: angelic, seraphic, beatific
A: impish, devilish, diabolic, fiendish
condone
to pardon or overlook
S: ignore, wink at, turna blind eye to
A: Censure, condemn, disapprove, deprecate
dissent
to disagree/disagreement
S: differ, dispute
A: agree, concur/ unanimity, harmony
eminent
famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
S: illustrious, renowned
A: obscure, nameless, unsung, lowly, humble
Exorcise
to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing or oppressive
S: expel, dispel
Fabricate
to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
S: put together, devise, contrive, concoct
A: take apart, undo, destroy, demolish
Irate
angry
S: incensed, infuriated,enranged, livid
A: calm, composed, cool, unruffled
Marauder
a raider, plunderer
S: looter, pirate, freebooter
obesity
excessive fatness
S: serious overweight, extreme corpulence
A: emaciation, guantness, scrawniness
pauper
an extremely poor person
S: destute person
A: millionaire, tycoon
Pilfer
to steal in small quantities
S: filch, rob, swipe, purloin
rift
a split, break, breach
S: crack, fissure, gap, cleft
A: reconciliation
Semblance
a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
S: appearance, air, aura, veneer, facade
A: dissimilarity, contrast, total lack
surmount
to overcome, rise above
S: conquer, triumph over
A: be vcanquished, be defeated, succumb to
terminate
to bring to an end
S: conclude, finish, discontinue
A: begin, commence, initiate
trite
commonplace; overused, stale
S: banal, hackneyed, corny
A: original, novel, fresh, innovative
usurp
to seize and hold a position by force orw/o right
S: seize illegally, commandeer, supplant
climax
the moment in a play, novel, short story, or narrative poem at which the crisis reaches its point of greatest intensity and is thereafter resolved. it is also the peak of emotional response from a reador or spectator and usually the turning point in action. it usually follows or overlaps with the crisis, though some use the 2 terms synonymously.
tone
the author's feeling about a book's subject
mood
a feeling or emotion of the reader during a specific description, setting, or characteriztion to tell what sets the mood. it has to do with the atmosphere of the book.
context
a way for you to understand what a word means
setting
the time and place in which a story is held; physical and social context is used to create the atmosphere
social context
assuming things about people or relationships by events or dialouge or thoughts
physical context
assuming the setting based on the literature
suspense
the anxiety and anticipation of a reader or audience as to the outcome of a story. it usually occurs when danger is presented to a character with whom we have formed an attachment
Story plot diagram
introduction, inciting moment, rising action, climax, falling action, conclusion/resolution/denouement
Introduction
beginning, mood, tone, characers, setting, etc.
inciting moment
one event that causes other major events to occur
rising action
events that lead to the climax
fallinga ctno
events taht occur as the result of the clmiax
cresolution
end, resolves character's ocnflict
Irony
the contrast between what is expected or what appears to be and what actually is
irony of situation
a happening opposite of what is expected/intended
verbal irony
contrast between what's said and meant
dramatic irony
the reader knows more than the character
meter
rhythm of a poem based on number of syllables in a line and their accents, described by patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables.
alliteration
initial sound of words are repeated in close succession
assonance
vowel in word matches one in nearby word, but diff. surrounding consonant sounds
rhyme
2 words sound alike, vowel sound the same, initial consonant diff
metaphor-
comparison w.o like or as, identify one object or idea w. another
simile
comparison w. like or as, one concrete and one abstract element
couplet
a pair of rhyming verse lines usually of the same length
dialouge
spoken between characters
drama
perforances where actors impersonate ctions and speech of fictional or historic characters for entertainment
exposition
exposition or argument of a subject
foreshadowing
events that hint at future events
monolouge
extended speech delivered by one person to others or alond on stage, directed at the audience
personification
figure of speech whre animals, ideas, or inatimate objects are given the characterizations of a person
plot
patterns of events in a story
pun
an expression created by humor using to meanings of the same word
soliloquy
a dramatic speech delivered by one character alone on stage, directed at the audience, revealing of inner thoughts or feelings
tragedy
serious play representing a disastrous downfall of a protagonist
oxymoron
figure of speech that fuses two contradictory ideas
double entendre
word or expression capable of two interpretations, with one sexual
allegory
symbolic use of names or actions in order to make generalizations about mankind(stereotypes)
allusion
reference to a famous person, place, work of art, piece of literature, or event