English Vocabulary

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Created Oct 30, 2011
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Plaintive
 
Sounding sad and mournful.  
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Allusion
 
A reference to a familiar event from history, mythology or the Bible.
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Parable
 
A story designed to teach a lesson. Usually has references to the Bible.
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Prodigal
 
wasteful or recklessly extravagant
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Allegory
 
A play, story or movie in which the apparent meaning of the characters is used to symbolize...
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Sporadic
 
Scattered; Isolated
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Austere
 
Serious; Grave; Solemn. Stern or severe in manner.
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Fissured
 
Become split; A crack.
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Sullenly
 
Gloomily; Dismal; Morose
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Dogged
 
Persistent, Determined.
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Rebuff
 
A rejection; refusal.
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Ululating
 
Howling;
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Aeons
 
An indefinitely long period of time; ages.
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Reproach
 
To find fault with; to blame.
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Stolid
 
Showing little or no emotion.
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Animated
 
excited; full of spirit; vigorous.
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Carmine
 
A vivid red color.
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Perturbed
 
Disturbed; agitated.
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Gauche
 
Lacking social grace; awkward. Socially awkward.
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Climax
 
The highest point of emotional intensity in a story; the point where the result of the conflict...
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Antagonist
 
The force that opposes the protagonist.
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Protagonist
 
The main character of which the story develops around.
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Conflict
 
The struggle between two opposite forces (usually protagonist and something else)
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Antecedent action
 
The significant event that takes place before the story.
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Mood
 
The prevailing feeling created by a story.
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Dilemma
 
A choice between two negative alternatives.
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Epiphany
 
A moment of significant realization by the protagonist, usually at the end of the story.
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Fantasy
 
A highly exaggerated or improbable story. As a rule, fantasical events, characters are not...
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Fiction
 
An imagined or invented narrative.
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Plot
 
The storyline or organization of events within a story.
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Point of View
 
Perspective from which a story is told.
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Artistic Unity
 
Events develop a conflict; nothing is extreneous. Follow a united pattern..
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Suspense
 
A literary device that arouses curiosity within the reader.

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