Literature Final

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Literature Final
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  1. architect
    n. a person who designs plans for the contstruction of building or other structures
  2. desperate
    adj. in a sate resulting from a loss of hope; having a great need.
  3. Glimpse
    v. to glance at; to see briefly, n. a brief quick view
  4. sacrifice
    n something offered to the gods; something given up for something of greater value. v to offer something; to give up something of value for something else.
  5. betray
    v. to deceive; to turn against someone
  6. eternal
    adj existing forever; everlasting
  7. victims
    n. a person who is injured; one who suffers from some loss
  8. realm
    a kingdom; an area
  9. districts
    n a defined area or region; a geographical or political division
  10. victorious
    adj. having gained a victory; winning
  11. descriptive
    adj. concerned with describing; presented in detail
  12. flourish
    • v. to thrive; to succeed; to wave aboutj;
    • n. anything done in a showy way.
  13. terrain
    n. the ground or a piece of ground; a piece of ground for some use.
  14. abundant
    adj. plentiful; more than enough
  15. establish
    v. to set up; to bring about; to prove
  16. survey
    • n. a detailed study;
    • v. to inspect or review in detail; to view or consider
  17. possesses
    v. to have something; to have as an attribute or quality.
  18. barrier
    n. something that prevents passage; a blockade; anything that separates.
  19. prehistoric
    adj. before recorded history.
  20. desirable
    adj. worth wanting or having; worthwhile; pleasing, attractive
  21. architect: blueprint
    PO
  22. Betray: Deceive
    S
  23. Ceremony: Wedding
    C
  24. district:Section
    S
  25. Eternal: temporary
    A
  26. Fragrant: Rose
    CQ
  27. idle - busy
    A
  28. house - building
    AO
  29. composer: symphony
    PO
  30. Staples:join
    F
  31. build: construct
    S
  32. tight: loose
    A
  33. work: labor
    S
  34. autumn: season
    C
  35. dock: lake
    L
  36. sculptor: statue
    PO
  37. Ignite: Put out
    A
  38. Quarantine: isolation
    S
  39. Scheme: Plot
    G
  40. Victim: Suffer
    PA
  41. Abundant: Plentiful
    S
  42. Descriptive: Detailed
    S
  43. Desirable: Disgusting
    A
  44. Dramatic: Dull
    A
  45. Extraordinary: Unusual
    S
  46. Flourish: Display
    S
  47. Possess: have
    S
  48. Prehistoric: Ancient
    S
  49. Satisfy: disappoint
    A
  50. Terrain: Ground
    S
  51. Ambitious: Content
    A
  52. Arid: wet
    A
  53. Counterfeit: Fake
    S
  54. Envy: jealosy
    S
  55. Exclaim: Say
    D
  56. Ornamental: Shrub
    A
  57. Reign: King
    PA
  58. Solitary: Loner
    S
  59. transparent: glass
    CQ
  60. Wardrobe: Outfit
    L
  61. Alliteration
    Ex. Why not waste a wild weekend at Westmore Water Park?
    Repetition of the same letter or sound within nearbywords. Most often, reeated initial consonants.
  62. Dialect
    ex. "We ain't never had no callers in all years we've been living here"
    distinct vocabulary spoken in a specific region. May reveala person's social/economic class.
  63. Dialogue
    ex. "Yellow spotted Lizards are freaky," said Stanley
    "I really don't want to bitten," replied his friend
    a conversation between two or more character
  64. Foreshawdoing
    Ex. Stanely Yelnats had never been to camp before
    The technique of hinting about something tht has not yet happened, but will come later in the story; may be subtle hints or clues; used to build suspense
  65. Hyperbole
    Ex. Stanley screamed with the force of 10,000 eagles
    Extreme exaggeration to make a point
  66. Imagery
    Ex. Stanely was a thin,quiet boy, who wreaked of onions
    Words and phrases that trigger the five senses (most are visual). The writer paints a picture using words
  67. Metaphor
    Ex. The sky was a beautiful painting of blue and green
    Direct comparrison between two unlike things that have something in common without using any words of comparison (saying one things IS or WAS another)
  68. Onomatipoeia
    Ex. The train went Chug-a-chug,a-chug-a-chug- a....whoooo-whooo!
    The use of words to imitate sounds
  69. Oxymoron
    Ex. bittersweet, jumbo shrimp, deafening silence
    words used in together that are opposite in meaning or suggestion
  70. Personification
    Ex. The rattlesnake had the eyes of a criminal
    Giving human qualities to an objuect,animal,or idea
  71. Simile
    Ex. The sky was like a roaring river. She was as pretty as a picture.
    Indirect comparison between two unlike things using LIKE or AS

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