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english vocabulary

vocabulary english words

TermDefinition
motif A recurring theme
Eccentric Covert, sly, secretly
3rd person omniseient using "he/she" to tell what the character is thinking: "he thought..."
imply To indicate or suggest
martyred A person who endures great suffering for a belief
enmity A feeling of hostility; hatred
mortification Humiliation or shame, injured pride
infer To derive by reasoning
ebullience exhilaration, high spirits
furtive irregular, erratic, peculiar, or odd
indignation Strong displeasure at something unjust
direct characterization tells audience personality of character
compelled To force or drive to a course of action
mime portraying a character, mood, idea, or narration by gestures
strident harsh sound, grating
hiatus a break in work
errant straying from the proper course
tumult violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob
inscrutable impossible to understand or interpret
seductive tempting and attractive, enticing
vicissitudes a change of circumstances or fortune
compulsion the action or state of forcing or being forced to do something
opaque not able to be seen through, not transporant
declivities a downward slope
rapt completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing
tacit understood or implied without being stated
perceptible able to be seen or noticed
riotous marked by or involving public disorder
blatant (of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly
belligerence aggressive or warlike behavior
chastisement the act of scolding or punishing someone
impalpable unable to be felt by touch
myriad a countless or extremely great number
appalled greatly dismay or horrify
malevolent having or showing a wish to do evil to others
ravenous extremely hungry
imagery visually descriptive or figurative language
jeer speaking in a rude manner
decorum dignified behavior
ludicrous so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous.
lament to feel or express, regret
reverence deep respect for someone or something.
Created by: AleenaRobbins17