English Vocabulary

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

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