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Lit Exam Q1

Furtive secretive, shy
Attributes qualities; characteristics
Disdain dislike for something/one, thought of as unworthy or beneath one, scorn
Conciliation act of overcoming hostility; truce
Feigned protected, put on false apperence
Pensive deep in serious thought often about matters of a sad nature
Mused said thoughtfully
Attire clothes
Abruptly Suddenly; without warning
Parody closely imitates an author's style in order to produce a comic effect
Prediction is based on events and characters and own experience to reasonably guess what might happen
Gnaw cause constant discomfort, pain, or trouble to
Subsided decreased in activity or intensity
Curdled soured
Delicacy fitness of structure, quality, or form
Insolently with offensive rudeness
Science Fiction is fantasy that has its basis in scientific fact or fiction that is accepted as fact for the purpose of the story (usually takes place in the future)
Drawing Conclusions careful readers draw their own accurate conclusions based on info provided by the author
Judgements and Decisions careful readers make judgements that lead to decisions about the characters in a story; readers recognize the judgements/decisions that the characters make
Integrity moral uprightness; honesty; sincerity
Plot locate on a map/diagram; chart
Avid eager; enthusiastic
Transcripts written copy
Vapor tiny particles suspended in the air, such as mist/smoke
Covert secret; hidden
Emitted sent forth; gave off
Immense very large; huge
Optical relating to senses of sight
Virtually in almost every way, practically
Fact vs. Nonfact strategic readers must tell the difference between facts (proven) and non facts (which are statements made to create the impression of being fact)
Anecdote stories within a story; authors use them to make a point, entertain, or describe
Evidences and Sources of Info to determine truth of what you read, you need to study evidence given in what you're reading; you need to know if what the source of what you read is creadible
Grueling very difficult; exhausting
Stout having courage; brave; strong
Ruefully with sorrow/regret
Implements tools
Unsion union, as when two or more voices speak as one
Stern severe/strict; grim/forbidding
Delusion false idea; belief
Gruesome causing horror, disgust, or fear
Poignant deeply moving or sad
Parasites people who live off others for their own gain but give nothing back
Foreshadowing authors sometimes give readers clues to prepare them for future events in the story; they provoke interest and involve the reader in the plot
Reflective given to or showing serious or careful thinking
Assent agreement
Optimistic inclined to look on the bright side
Antagonism active opposition or hostility
Incisive penetrating or sharp
Incriminate suggest or show someone's guilt
Legitimate logically correct/valid
Idiosyncrasy unusual distinguishing characteristics of an individual such as mannerism or peculiarity
Contorted twisted out of shape
Converging coming together/trending to come together at a place
Inference writers don't always tell readers exactly what a character thinks; we must find clues in the story(text) and use our own experience to read between the lines to figure out accurately what the character is thinking
Summarize a process we use to check our understanding of what we read; it is a brief statement of the most important events/ideas
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