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midterm vocab

english 9

TermDefinition
luminous reflecting light or radiating; shining, bright
catalyst a person or thing that precipitates an event
initiate to start or begin something
archetype a very typical example of a certain person or thing or an original that has been imitated
bestow to give or present a gift
capricious something or someone subjected to unpredictable behaviour
conquistador a spanish conqueror in the 16th century in peru
tether a rope or chain that is used to tie things
evocative evoking is bringing back a memory
incessant to continue without stopping
pacify agitation or exitement
chivalrous courteous and gallant towards women
cursory hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed
obscure not discovered or known about
metamorphis a change in form from nature to human
diverse showing a great deal of variety
elusive difficult to find or achieve remember or recall
awe a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder
allude/ allusion make a reference to something historical/literary/biblical
illusion imagining/having a visual- that is not actually there
Created by: skyeball