Unit 1 English

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  1. Temperance
    total abstinence from alcoholic drink
  2. infernal
    extremely annoying or unpleasent
  3. abolitionist
    an antislavery campaigner in the 18th and 19th centuries
  4. afoot
    in the process of happening
  5. cunning
    clever or artful in a way that is intended to deceive
  6. confound
    to puzzle or confuse somebody
  7. oppression
    to subject a person or a people to a harsh or cruel form of domination
  8. frivolous
    lacking in intellectual substance and not worth serious consideration
  9. haughty
    behaving superior, condescending, or arrogant way
  10. divining
    connected with, coming from, or caused by God or a god or goddess
  11. dissipating
    to fade or disappear, or make something do this
  12. sublime
    so awe-inspiringly beautiful as to seem almost heavenly
  13. histronic
    overdramatic in reaction or behavior
  14. muse
    to think about something in a deep and serious or dreamy and abstracted way
  15. brazen
    showing or expressing boldness and a complete lack of shame
  16. contrite
    deeply sorry for having behaved wrongly
  17. perish
    to die, e.g. because of harsh conditions or an accident
  18. languish
    to undergo hardship as a result of being deprived of something, typically attention, independence, or freedom
  19. wallow
    to take pleasure or be immersed in something in a self-indulgent way
  20. soliloquy
    the act of speaking while alone, especially when used as a theatrical device that allows a character's thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
  21. calamity
    a disastrous situation or event
  22. hue
    a color or shade of a color
  23. congregation
    a group of people who have gathered for a religious service
  24. resolution
    the process of resolving something such as a problem or dispute
  25. ponderous
    lumbering and laborious in movement
  26. providence
    the wisdom, care, and guidance believed to be provided by God
  27. Air
    to make a public utterance
  28. stealthiest
    done quietly, slowly, and cautiously in order to escape notice
  29. blithely
    causally indifferent
  30. inclination
    a feeling that pushes somebody to make a particular choice or decision
  31. dramatic irony
    an audience knows more bout a character's situation than a character does
  32. archetypes
    a recurrent narrative design, symbol, motif, character types, images, and themes which are in a wide variety of works of literature, myths, dreams, and even social rituals.
  33. Stages of the Hero's Journey
    • 1. birth
    • 2. call to adventure
    • 3. Helpers/mentors
    • 4. crossing the threshold
    • 5. tests
    • 6. helpers
    • 7. climax
    • 8. flight
    • 9. return
    • 10. elixir
    • 11. home
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Unit 1 English
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