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LA vocab

Cadaver (noun) a dead body, esp. a human body to be dissected; corpse
Cascade (noun) a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface
Clinical (adj) extremely objective and realistic; dispassionately analytic
Clotting (verb) to cause to become blocked or obscured
Coagulate (verb) to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal
Collagen (noun) The fibrous protein constituent of bone, cartilage, tendon, and other connective tissue. It is converted into gelatin by boiling
Conduit (noun) A means by which something is transmitted: an arms dealer who served as a conduit for intelligence data
Contagious (adj) capable of being transmitted by bodily contact with an infected person or object: contagious diseases
Corrugated (adj) to wrinkle, as the skin or face
Culmination (noun) a final climactic stage; "their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development"
agitation Extreme emotional disturbance; perturbation
aloof Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
apparition A ghostly figure; a specter
benefactor One that gives aid, especially financial aid
cope to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties
genealogy A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree
moor A broad area of open land, often high but poorly drained, with patches of heath and peat bogs
obsession A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion
palatial Of the nature of a palace, as in spaciousness or ornateness
plaintive Expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy
Eradicate to root out; destroy utterly
Inflammation a localized protective reaction of tissue to irritation, injury or infection characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function
Hideous repulsive, especially to the sight; revoltingly ugly
Dexterity skill and grace in physical movement; mental skill or adroitness; cleverness
Negotiate to confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement
Havoc widespread destruction; devastation
Belligerent inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive
Meander to move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction
Demoralize To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten
Epic an extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary hero
Exposition dialogue, description, etc., that gives the audience or reader the background of the characters and the present situation.
Protagonist the main character of a play or story and is sometimes used interchangeably with hero
Denouement Literally, 'unknotting.' The final unraveling of a plot; the solution of a mystery; an explanation or outcome
Conflict The struggle that grows out of the interplay of two opposing forces. Conflict provides interest, suspense, and tension
Climax the turning point in the action, the crisis at which the rising action reverses and becomes the falling action
Dynamic character A character who changes during the course of the story
Static character A character who remains the same throughout the story
Flat character A character who is only minimally described, a one-dimensional character
Round character A character who is very well described and has many sides or dimensions to his personality
Dialogue the conversation between characters in a novel, drama, etc.
Grammar The use of identical or equivalent syntactic constructions in corresponding clauses or phrases.
Personification A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as having human form, as in hunger sat shivering on the road or flowers danced about the lawn.
Simile A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by “like” or “as.”
Slant Rhyme A partial or imperfect rhyme, often using assonance or consonance only, as in dry and died or grown and moon. Also called half rhyme, near rhyme, oblique rhyme.
Sonnet A 14 line verse form usually having one of several conventional rhyme schemes.
Speaker The person who is (assumed to be) speaking.
Symbol Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible
Tone The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
Theme an implicit or recurrent idea; a motif
Assonance The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, especially in stressed syllables, with changes in the intervening consonants, as in the phrase tilting at windmills
Engender (v) to bring into existence; give rise to.
Vitiate (v) to reduce the value or impair the quality of.
Pacify (v) to ease the anger or agitation of.
Dearth (n) a scarce supply; a lack.
Indolence (n) being disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy.
Marred (adj.) damaged, especially disfiguring damage.
Indolent (adj.) disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy
Supercilious (adj.) feeling or showing haughty disdain
Squander (v) to spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate
Ardent (adj.) expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate
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