Card Set Information
n. a person who designs plans for the contstruction of building or other structures
adj. in a sate resulting from a loss of hope; having a great need.
v. to glance at; to see briefly, n. a brief quick view
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.
v. to deceive; to turn against someone
adj existing forever; everlasting
n. a person who is injured; one who suffers from some loss
a kingdom; an area
n a defined area or region; a geographical or political division
adj. having gained a victory; winning
adj. concerned with describing; presented in detail
v. to thrive; to succeed; to wave aboutj;
n. anything done in a showy way.
n. the ground or a piece of ground; a piece of ground for some use.
adj. plentiful; more than enough
v. to set up; to bring about; to prove
n. a detailed study;
v. to inspect or review in detail; to view or consider
v. to have something; to have as an attribute or quality.
n. something that prevents passage; a blockade; anything that separates.
adj. before recorded history.
adj. worth wanting or having; worthwhile; pleasing, attractive
idle - busy
house - building
Ignite: Put out
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.
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.
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
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
Ex. Stanley screamed with the force of 10,000 eagles
Extreme exaggeration to make a point
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
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)
Ex. The train went Chug-a-chug,a-chug-a-chug- a....whoooo-whooo!
The use of words to imitate sounds
Ex. bittersweet, jumbo shrimp, deafening silence
words used in together that are opposite in meaning or suggestion
Ex. The rattlesnake had the eyes of a criminal
Giving human qualities to an objuect,animal,or idea
Ex. The sky was
a roaring river. She was
Indirect comparison between two unlike things using LIKE or AS