• Vocabulary List  *=Required Academic Vocabulary

    1. suspense n. a feeling of excitement about what may happen 
    2. cite: v. to quote as evidence for an argument or statement 
    3. idiom n. a regional figurative expression ex. a penny for your thoughts, barking up the wrong tree 
    4. context n. the parts of something written or spoken that come before and after
    5.  plot n. a series of related events 
    6. conflict n. problem or struggle between opposing forces 
    7. climax n. the turning point or highest point in the action of a story 
    8. resolution n. part of the story where the problem is solved 
    9. theme n. central idea or message of a literary work 
    10. setting n. time and place of the action 
    11. prudence n. careful good judgment that allows someone to avoid danger or risk
    12.  debunking v. to expose as being false 
    13. plausible adj. having the appearance of truth or reason 
    14. *parameter n. a rule or limit that controls what something is or should be
    15. resignation n. an accepting, unresisting attitude 
    16. querulous adj. complaining in an annoying way 
    17. neurotic adj. worrying in a way that is not healthy or reasonable 
    18. *access v. the right to enter, obtain from a storage device 
    19. *hence adv. as a result (used to introduce a logical conclusion) 
    20. *capacity n. power to learn or retain knowledge 
    21. *dimension n. aspect of something, measure of something 
    22. *promote v. contribute to the progress/growth of 
    23. *scheme v. to make plans, especially for something wrong/illegal 
    24. *option n. one of a number that is chosen 
    25. *compensate v. to make payment to 
    26. peripheral adj. relating to the edge of something 
    27. correlation n. the relationship between things that happen or change together
    28. detached adj. not emotional or connected 
    29. myriads n. countless 
    30. ominous adj. suggesting that something bad is going to happen 
    31. languidly adv. slowly, lacking spirit 
    32. caricature n. a character with exaggerated characteristics (in comedy exaggerated an exaggerated character trait)
    33. pallid adj. lacking color or life 
    34. mortification n. a sense of humiliation or shame 
    35. incredulous adj. not able or willing to believe
    36. impudent adj. very rude 
    37. *constrain v. to hold back, restrict 
    38. contrast v. to show differences when compared 
    39. *implement v. to put a decision or plan into effect 
    40. vexed adj. difficult or frustrating to deal with 
    41. dissemble v. to hide true feelings or opinions 
    42. dissever v. to divide 
    43. voluminously adv. with great size or extent 
    44. attribute n. a quality that is characteristic of someone or something
    45. *entity n. a thing with distinct and independent existence 
    46. subsequent n. following in time order 
    47. *integrate v. to combine in order to become whole 
    48. *fundamental adj. serving as an essential part/component 
    49. *mechanism n. the technical aspects or process of doing something           
    50. *hence adv. as a result 
    51. adjournment n. the act of suspending or postponing 
    52. buoyancy n. the power to float or rise or cheerfulness 
    53. juncture n. a point in time or the act of joining 
    54. lamentable adj. regrettable, unfortunate 
    55. rigor n. strictness, severity, harshness 
    56. sweltering adj. uncomfortably hot 
    57. preoccupied adj. completely engrossed in thought, absorbed 
    58. genre n. a category of literature ex. suspense, historical 
    59. first person point of view n. the story is narrated by a character, use of I, we, and me.
    60. third person point of view n. the story is told by someone not involved in the action 
    61. omniscient adj. knowing everything 
    62. dramatic irony n. where something is known to the audience but unknown to the characters 
    63. situational irony n. when something is strange or funny because it is the opposite of what was expected 
    64. verbal irony n. when what is meant is the opposite of what is said 
    65. stanza n. group of lines in a poem  
    66. reflection n. a fixing on the thoughts on something; careful consideration
    67. anatomy n. a study of the structure or internal workings of something
    68. sage n. a profoundly wise person 
    69. antagonist n. a person who opposes another; villain 
    70. fable n. a story that conveys a moral, typically with animals 
    71. conundrum n. a confusing or difficult problem 
    72. relevant adj. connected with the matter at hand
    73. perspective n. a point of view 
    74. implicate v. to show that someone is involved in something
    75. *impose v. to force something unwelcome to be accepted
    76.  *amend v. to correct or make better 
    77. *deduce v. to conclude by reasoning 
    78. *apathetic adj. showing little or no emotion or interest
    79. empathy n. understanding of another’s feelings 
    80. *mandatory adj. required by rule 
    81. *acquiesce n. to agree reluctantly but without protest 
    82. rhythm n. a repeated pattern of sounds 
    83. figurative language n. expressions with meaning different from the literal ex. metaphor, simile, personification 
    84. onomatopoeia n. words that are sounds ex. boom, buzz, pop
    85. dialogue n. conversation between two or more 
    86. alliteration n. the repetition of consonant sounds at the start of nearby words
    87. assonance n. repetition of vowel sounds at the start of nearby words
    88. personification n. giving something that is not living, human qualities
    89. analyze v. to examine in detail 
    90. archetype n. a recurrent symbol or theme in literature 
    91. connotative adj. the meaning that a word suggests or implies
    92. denotative adj. the literal meaning of a word 
    93. standardized adj. changed to be similar and consistent 
    94. implemented v. to fulfill; perform; carry out 
    95. mitigated v. to lessen in force or intensity 
    96. humility n. a modest or low view of one’s importance 
    97. naive adj. lacking experience, judgement, or information; unsophisticated
    98. components n. parts; elements 
    99. atrocities n. extremely wicked or cruel acts 
    100. scruple n. a moral or ethical standard that retrains actions
    101.  civil adj. relating to ordinary citizens; not rude 
    102. stately adj. impressive in appearance, manner or size 
    103. dilapidated adj. reduced to partial ruin or decay from age, wear, or neglect
    104.  conventional adj. used an accepted by most people 
    105. deceptive adj. tending to mislead by false appearance or statement
    106.  scorn n. open dislike and disrespect 
    107. wrath n. extreme anger 
    108. propensity n. a strong natural tendency to do something
    109.  grudgingly adv. done in unwilling or doubtful way 
    110. inference n. a logical conclusion based on textual evidence
    111. foreshadow v. using clues that hint at what will happen later 
    112. allusion n. a reference to a well-known person, place, event, or work 
    113. symbol n. an object, a person, or a place that stands for more than just itself 
    114. ethos n. an appeal to ethics to convince someone of the character of the persuader 
    115. pathos n. an appeal to emotions as a way of convincing an audience of an argument
    116. logos n. an appeal to logic as a way of persuading an audience 
    117. simile n. a figure of speech where two unlike things are compared using like, as, or resembles (often used to creat imagery)
    118. imagery n. language that causes people to imagine pictures 
    119. dialect n. the way people from a particular region speak 
    120. utopia n. an imagined ideal or perfect society 
    121. dystopia n. an imagined society where everything is unpleasant 
    122. tone n. the attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience 
    123. primary source n. an original document or object that was created at the time under study ex. photograph, letter, recordings 
    124. secondary source n. a source that interprets and analyzes a primary source ex. articles, textbooks 
    125. ode n. a lyric poem which expresses respect or love for something or someone 
    126. satire n. the use of irony, sarcasm, and ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices
    127. hyperbole n. obvious and intentional exaggeration 
    128. analogy n. the act if comparing two things that are alike in some way
    129.  elegy n. a lyric poem of reflection, typically for the dead 
    130. allegory n. a story where characters and events are symbols of ideas about human life or politics 
    131. diction n. the way in which words are used in speech or writing 
    132. euphemism n. a mild expression substituted for one that is considered too harsh “to pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.” 
    133. toil v. work extremely hard
    134. impetuous adj. done quickly and without thought
    135. somber adj. sad and serious
    136. resonate v. to have particular meaning or importance for someone
    137. impelled v. to drive or urge forward
    138. omnipotence n. the state of having great or unlimited power
    139. wafted v. to carry lightly or smoothly through air or over water
    140. stifling adj. suffocating
    141. ardor n. great warmth of feeling; passion
    142. proprietors n. the owner of a business
    143. explicitly adv. fully or clearly expressed, leaving nothing implied
    144. exulting v. to show or feel lively or triumphant joy