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English vocab


humility a modesty or limited/low view of one's own importance
permeate throughout, soaked penetrate
tenacious determined, go-getting, relentless, never gives up
intricate detailed, specific, finely described (patterned) (spider web)
defiant indignant, rebellious
reluctant hesitant, fearful, unsure
grave dead serious
barrage a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area, to (verb)bombard (someone) with something
fledgling a young bird learning to fly, a person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped intuition(noun) a sixth sense or gut feeling
proponent someone who is "for" or fighting FOR a cause (opposite of against--con)
intuition a sixth sense or gut feeling
facade the face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street or open space, front, facing outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality.
redundant no longer needed, superfluous(extra), omitted without loss
conspicuous overt, obvious, sticks out
vigilant watchful, aware
auspicious promising, favorable, giving a sign of future success
obstinate stubborn
methodical logical, analytic, efficient, following structure or form
defiant angry, stubborn, aggressively resisting
punctilious showing great attention to detail or correct behavior
compel force or oblige (someone) to do something , urge, pressure
despise feel contempt or a deep repugnance for
justify show or prove to be right or reasonable , explain, support, give reasons for
jeer make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice , mock, ridicule, insult
retaliate make an attack or assault in return for a similar attack , reciprocate, get back at
infraction a violation or infringement of a law, agreement, or set of rules
scion a detached living portion of a plant (such as a bud or shoot) joined to a stock in grafting and usually supplying solely aerial parts to a graft, a descendent
prominent well known, in the public eye
relentless tenacious, go getting, incredibly determined
dilapidated decayed, deteriorated, or fallen into partial ruin especially through neglect or misuse
vehement intensely emotional, deeply felt, marked by forceful energy
Dialect accent,slang talk
Allusion reference to bible
mood emotional established in the reader
tone authors
problem/solution locked out of my house/climbed in the window--structure
accomplice a helper or partner in a criminal act
alibi an excuse (truth or lie) regarding where a person was during a crime
alias an alternate identity
avarice greed
deduction a process of thinking, figuring out a puzzle by pulling the pieces apart and reassembling them
eccentric odd, quirky, out of the norm...
gaunt sunken faced
motive a reason for an act
pseudonym a fake name used by a writer for various reasons
scrutinize to study carefully
sleuth a detective
swanky rich, but old rich, like antiques, etc
irony -the unexpected.... verbal (like sarcasm) dramatic(when the reader knows information that a main character in a story doesn't situational.
foreshadowing a literary device used to give the reader hints to an upcoming, significant event. Usually this carries a negative connotation, but sometimes good events may be foreshadowed too
red herrings misleading clues planted by the author in a plot to throw the reader off track. These are used to draw the reader into the story.
*sources references, where you find your information
domain .org .edu .gov .com .net
tilde a small wavy hyphen found in a web address which designates a personal website
paraphrasing taking the idea and "translating" it into your own words or voice
summarizing taking a lot of information and CONDENSING it into 1 or 2 sentences
internal citation OR parenthetical citation (Jones 42 ) pointing out to the reader where you got
website a location connected to the Internet that maintains one or more pages on the World Wide Web.
database a large amount of information stored in a computer system in such a way that it can be easily
thesis claim, point, opinion
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