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Vocab Midterm

2017-18 School Year Nawrocki Vocab Midterm

TermDefinition
Capitulate Verb- Surrender under agreed conditions
Torpid Adj.- Slow and apathetic
Disquietude Noun- Feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
Gratitude Noun- A feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
Folly Noun- Foolish or senseless behavior
Prodigious Adj.- So great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
Repine Verb- To express discontent
Glut Verb/Noun- Supply with an excess of; overeat or eat immodestly; the quality of being so abundant that prices fall
Hurlyburly Noun- Noisy disorder and confusion
Flout Verb- Scorn or show contempt for
Harbinger Noun- Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone; a sign of things to come
Gall Verb/Noun- Bitterness of spirit
Compunction Noun- Causing or feeling regret, guilt, or remorse
Largess Noun- The bestowal of gifts or the gifts themselves
Mettle Noun- Courage and fortitudes; the courage to carry on
Prate Verb- To speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly
Cleave Verb- To adhere closely; to remain faithful
Incarnadine Verb- To make blood red
Equivocate Verb- To use vague or ambiguous language, especially in order to avoid speaking directly or honestly
Clamour Noun- A loud and harsh or strident noise
Symbolism The use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities
Adaptation A written work that has been recast in a new form
Satire A technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness
Horatian Nice, gentle satire where the audience can laugh at themselves
Juvenalian Harsh, bitter satire with the intention to hurt or offend
Caricature (Hyperbole) Distortion for emphasis or exaggeration
Diatribe (Invecture) Direct attack without irony or sarcasm
Parody Imitation which evokes amusement
Irony The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite
Verbal irony When the speaker's words are the opposite of what is intended
Litotes A form of understatement that involves making an affirmative point by denying its opposite
Reductio ad absurdum A satire technique where the author agrees enthusiastically with the basic attitudes or assumptions he satirizes and by pushing it to an extreme, makes fun of it
Rhetoric The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing
Logos A logical argument that appeals to reasoning
Ethos An appeal to ethics
Pathos An emotional appeal
Antithesis The opposition of ideas, words, or phrases against each other that express conflict
Meter A regular pattern of unstressed and stressed syllables in lines of poetry
Scansion The action of scanning a line or verse to determine its rhythm
Iambic Pentameter Meter with ten syllable lines with five iambs (unstressed, stressed)
Catalectic Trochaic Tetrameter Rapid meter consisting of four feet of trochees (stressed, unstressed)
Aside The part of an actor's lines supposedly not heard by others on the stage and intended only for the audience
Dramatic Irony A plot device when the audience has knowledge that the character does not
Soliloquy An utterance by a person who is talking to themself or is disregardful to others present
Stichomythia Dramatic dialogue characterized by brief exchanges between two characters each of whom usually speaks one line of verse during a scene of intense emotion
Double-entendre A word or expression used in a given context that can be understood in two ways
Pun A play on words
Chorus The group of actors in Greek drama who collectively comment on the action of the play
Situational Irony What happens is the exact opposite of what was planned or expected
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