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Collection Two

The Thrill of Horror

TermDefinition
convention a practice or procedure widely used by a group; a custom
predict to tell about in advance, especially on the basis of special knowledge
psychology the study of mental processes and behaviors
summary a condensed, or shorter, report that includes the main points of a text or event
technique the systematic or orderly procedure by which a task in accomplished
conceive to think of an idea
parallel to have comparable or similar parts
dissimulation a hiding of one's true feelings
sagacity sound judgement
stifle to smother
crevice a narrow crack
audacity shameless daring or boldness
scantlings small wooden beams supporting the floor
suavity graceful politeness
vehemently to do something with intense emotion
hypocritical a person who is false or deceptive
gesticularion energetic gestures of the hands or arms
dissemble pretend
accessible easily approached or entered
putrid foul-smelling or rotten
assailed attacked
travesty a bizarre imitation
abomination a disgusting thing
peril something that is dangerous
condole to express sympathy or sorrow with someone
fate a power that is thought to determine the course of events
frivolous inappropriately silly
notorious infamous, widely known
speculate guess
malicious intentionally harmful
forshadow the writer's hints and clues that suggests events that may occur
tone the author's attitude towards a subject, reader, or character
mood the atmosphere or feel of the story; the overall feeling you get as the reader when you read a story
symbolism a person, place, object that has meaning in itself, but suggests other meanings as well
irony when the outcome or action is unexpected or opposite of what you would expect
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