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Spontaneously
happening without external cause
Passionate
capable of strong emotion
Prominent
widely know; projecting out
Lagoon
body of water separated from the sea or ocean by sand bar
Intimidated
frightened
Incredulous
unbelieving
Apprehension
dread
Conch
large spiral shell
Motif
recurrent theme
Decorous
conformity to social conventions
Hayrick
a rack for holding hay on a wagon
Inscrutably
unbelievingly
Riotous
uncontrollable revelry
Unintelligibly
unable to understand
Clamorous
with loud protest
Opalescence
creamy iridescence
Impending
approaching
Myriad
vast number
Compel
force (verb)
Irrelevance
not relating to real life, not useful
Untrodden
not walked upon (adj.)
Derisive
scornful (adj.)
Insuring
to make provisions
Anonymous
having unknown name withheld
Trod
step/walk upon (verb)
Traverse
cross over
Impassable
incapable of being passed over (adj.)
Distinguish
distinct
Casually
informally (adj.)
Inquisitive
curious
Verisimilitude
details which make literature seem real
Allegory
lit. on two levels surface
Universalism
applies to all people, all places, all times
Symbol
concrete thing represents abstract idea
Allusion
references to other lit., history, mythology, religion
Dialogue
conversation between two people
Dialect
speech of a particular area
Imagery
representation of the sense simile/metaphor experience
Characterization
how a character is introduced and developed
Foreshadowing
hint of what’s to come
Irony
opposite of what’s expected
Juxtaposition
comparison
Paradox
seemingly contrary statement
Connotation
feeling associated with words
Denotation
dictionary meaning