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Huck Critical

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

adroit (adj.) quick or skillful adept in action or thought
contrive (v) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
culmination (n) a final climatic stage
discordant (adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring, lacking in harmony, conflicting
farcical (adj.) broadly or extravagantly humorous
genteel (adj.) marked by refinement in taste and manners
idyllic (adj.) pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity
implicit (adj.) implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations
insoluble (adj.) impossible to solve or fix; unable to be dissolved
junxtapose (v) place side by side
luster (n) the visual property of something has shines with reflected light
nadir (n) the lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair
nascent (adj.) coming into being; in early development stages
obeisance (n) a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission, deference, homage
odious (adj.) deserving or causing hatred; detestable; hateful
paradigm (n) model; example that serves as a model; pattern
pejorative (adj.) having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect
platitude (n) a trite or obvious remark
poignant (adj.) affecting or moving the emotions; a poignant scene
psyche (n) the human soul, spirit, or mind
rogue (n) 1. a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel 2. a playfully mischievous person; scamp
seminal (adj.) highly original and influencing the development of future events (a seminal work of criticism)
transgress (v) pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
vanabond (n) a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
whimsical (adj.) given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious; playful; unpredictable
pernicious (adj.) causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful
Created by: Elijher
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