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Austin LA Midterm

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Metaphor A word or phrase that draws a comparison between two things.
Simile Description that compares one thing to another using the words like or as
Conflict the major struggle between characters or between opposing forces
Characterization the method used by an author to develop a character
point of view the perspective from which the story is told
apparition (n) a ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance
articulate (v) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; to fit together into a system; (adj) able to use language effectively; expressed clearly and forcefully
attribute (n) a quality or characteristic belonging to or associated with someone or something; (v) to assign to. credit with; to regard as caused by or resulting from
collaborate (v) to work with, work together
detriment (n) harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss or damage
divergent (adj) going in different directions; different from each other; departing from convention, deviant
epitaph (n) a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone
facetious (adj) humorous, not meant seriously
incapacitate (v) to deprive of strength or ability; to make legally ineligible
invalidate (v) to make valueless, take away all force or effect
ornate (adj)elaborately decorated; showily splendid
perceptible (adj) capable of being grasped by the senses or mind
predatory (adj) preying on, plundering or piratical
prodigious (adj) immerse; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree
promontory (n) a high point of land extending into water
repercussion (n) an effect or consequence of some action or event, result; an echo or reverberation
scapegoat (n) a person or thing carrying the blame for others
stoical (adj) self-controlled, not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain
turncoat (n) a person who switched to an opposing side or party
vigil (n) a watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
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