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illusory
not real, based on false ideas
Verbal Irony
When we say one thing but mean the opposite.
situational irony
when an occurance is not just surprising, its the opposite of what we expected to happen
dramatic irony
when the reader, or in a play, the audience knows what will happen to a character, but the character does not.
satire
writing that uses ridicule and often irony to bring about social reform
Theme
the theme of a story reveals something about the way people act, what they value, and what they believe in.
fecund
fertile, producing abundantly
skirted
passed around rather than through. also means missed narrowly or avoided.
zealously
fervently; devotedly
indiscriminately
w/o making carefuly choices or distinctions; randomly
ethreal
light and delicate; unearthly
cleaving
splitting
posterity
decendents or all future generations
renounce
give up, especially by formal statement, reject
compulsory
required, enforced
caprice
sudden notion or desire
audible
capable of being heard
abrasive
scraping, rubbing, wearing away. irritating or harsh
contemplative
thoughtful
deluded
mislead; fooled; decieved
portals
gates or doorways, especially large impressive ones
impediment
obstacle; something that slows or prevents movement or progress
alleviated
reduced, made easier to bear or deal with
inevitable
certain to happen, unavoidable
cache
safe place for storing or hiding things
foreboding
feeling that something bad is about to happen
untenable
incapable of being defended, maintained, or occupied