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temerity
boldness
pliable
bendable
cogent
forceful
tentative
hesitant
expunge
erase
venal
open or marked by bribery
opulent
wealthy
virulent
poisonous
extol
praise
stolid
unresponsive and dull
insidious
treacherous
impervious
not affected or hurt by
converge
to come together
bereft
made unhappy through a loss
urbane
refined in manner or style
infallible
free from error
supercilious
proud and contemptuous
clemency
mercy
quintessence
the purest form or essence of
dearth
lack or scarcity
officious
meddling
indomitable
unconquerable
brandish
wave about or flourish
artifice
skillful or ingenious device, clever trick or skill
repose
rest
bequeath
pass on through inheritance
craven
cowardly
meticulous
pays great attention to details
adroit
skilled
altruistic
unselfish
tragedy
a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a seriuos or somber theme, typically that of a great person destined through a flaw of character or confict with some overpowering force, as fate or society, to downfall or destruction
tragic hero
a literary character who makes an error of judgement or has a fatal flaw and external forces, brings on a tragedy
iambic pentameter
the most common meter in English verse. It consists of a line ten syllables long that is accented on every second beat. (ex. Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice")
blank verse
Verse consisting of unrhymed lines, usually of iambic pentameter. It was most commonly used in the 16th-17th centuries and includes stressed and unstressed syllables
sonnets
a 14-line verse form usually having one of several conventional rhyme schemes
motif
a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc. especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work. (ex. witches in Macbeth)
theme
the message of a composition
modernism
The deliberate departure from tradition and the use of innovative forms of expression that distinguished many styles of the arts and literature of the 20th century.