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PLOT
a series of events arranged to produce a definite sense of movement toward a specific goal.
EXPOSITION
introduces us to the setting, characters, and situation.
INCITING MOMENT
an event that sets the conflict in motion
RISING ACTION
obstacles or complications that the central character must overcome
CRISIS
the moment of greatest suspense
FALLING ACTION
details come together preparing us for the final moment of suspense
FINAL MOMENT OF SUSPENSE
complete resolution of the conflict
dénouement (French word that means untying)
end of the plot in which all the complications are finally unraveled.
GREAVES
pieces of armor for the lower legs
TARGET
a piece of armor worn to protect the throat
ASSAYED
tried
RUDDY
having a healthy, red complexion; not pale
STAVES
sticks large enough to be helpful when walking
plural form of "staff"
SPOILED
took all the treasure and good from; plundered
WELLADAY
Alas!
WIZENED
shriveled and dried up
MORDANT
caustic; satiric; biting
KENNING
comprehension
KEENING
giving a mournful wail in grief for someone who has died
DIFFIDENTLY
with reserve or self-distrust; shyly
LAMBENT
glowing softly
STEAN
steal
LODGEMENT
deposit
BOSSES
heightened portions
STEADINGS
the various ancillary buildings found on a farm
SLATTERN
filthy; unkempt; disheveled
HAGGARD
area for haystacks; haystacks are also known as "ricks"
TRUCULENTLY
in a ferocious manner; savagely
ACOLLEEN
an affectionate term similar to "lass" in Scottish; literally "girl"
DRAGOONING
forcing someone into a course of action
SPAWN
literally "offspring"; usually implies undesirable or evil parentage; a term used to express contempt
SPHINXLIKE
mysterious
ADULATION
excessive flattery
GAITERS
buttoned coverings for instep and ankle
TAX
strain
REMUNERATIVE
well-paying
UNIMPEACHABLE
unquestionable
PLATE
silver
STARTED
jumped
TURF
horseracing
BLACKGUARD
villain
AVERT
avoid
TENEABLE
reasonable
DESULTORY
rambling
DOUBLE CARRIAGE-SWEEP
circular drive
GREEN-GROCER
produce man
LUMBER-ROOM
storeroom
INSCRUTABLE
difficult to understand or fathom
SOUND
probe
CRAVAT
necktie
SIDEBOARD
buffet
RUDE
simple
LETHARGY
dullness
INTERVIEW
conversation
THRILLING
shuddering
COMPROMISING
implicating
LIFE-PRESERVER
blackjack
CHAFFERING
haggling
VACUOUSLY
stupidly; without meaning
TRUCULENT
savage; cruel
PUGILIST
boxer
ANTIPATHY
extreme dislike
REDOLENT
having or emitting an odor
RUSE
action or device used to confuse or mislead
TILBURIES
open carriages with two wheels and a seat for two people
CARIOLES
small open one horse carriages that have two wheels
ROULADE
drum roll
FAUTEUIL
armchair
CREDENCE
belief
CHICANERY
trickery