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English Mid- Term

Adverse unfavorable or antagonistic in pupose or effect
audible capable of being heard
avarice instiable greed form riches
cacophony harsh discordance or sound
congenital of or containing to a condition present at birth
derive to recieve or obtain from a source or origin
Duration the length of time something continues or exist
equate to regard,treat, or represent as equivalent
frenzy extreme mentel agitation
insipid without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities
belligerent warlike;given to waging war
jovial endowed with or characterized by a hearty, joyous humor or spirit of good fellowship
meloncholy a gloomy state of mind
obstinate firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion
omnipotent almighty or infinate in power, as god
replenish to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking
sullen showing irritaion or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve
taut tightly drawn; tense; not slack
irony unexpected twist
foreshadowing hints of things to come
initial action backround information before plot begins
climax high point of story
dramatic irony when the audience knows what charcters do not
pun word or phrase with double meaning
satire make light of a serious issue
universal theme theme everyone can relate to
internal conflict a decsion made by characters
theme main idea/moral of story
sonnet 14 line poem
couplet 2 line in poem
soliloquy a single character shares his thoughts with audience
quatrain 4 lines in poem
thesis statement` main idea of an essay
topic sentence main idea of a paragraph
imagery visual images from writing
phyme scene pattern of rhyme
metaphor compare without like/as
hyperbole to exaggerate
alliteration to repeat begining constanant sound
onomatopoeia the sound a word makes
tone to change volume of speakinhg
poise mental composure, to remain calm
clarity clearness of voice
contempt the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean
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