English Final

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English Final
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  1. opportunism
    practice of using any oppertunity available to achive ones purpose
  2. idealism
    idealism seeing world in an ideal/perfect way , rather then as real or practice of ideals/beliefs
  3. dramatic foil
    a character who highlights the personality of another character through contrast
  4. dramatic irony
    occurs when a characters words have a larger meaning then the character realizes
  5. fate
    the invisible force or powr that is supposed to determine the course of events of human lives
  6. tragic hero
    anadmirable figure ( protagonist) whos downfall is caused by a character flaw
  7. tragedy
    a serious play in which ruin of a character is inevitable , tragic flaw leads character to downfall
  8. omens and portents
    things or events regarded as signs of futrue good or bad luck
  9. dramatic conventions
    techniques that substitue for reality to give the audience more info. then they would have
  10. blank verse
    iambic pentameter that does not rhyme
  11. tarrry
    to delay in coming or going , to linger
  12. ominous
    threatening
  13. corroborate
    confirm
  14. rhetoric
    using words effectivly in speech & writing
  15. elucidate
    explain
  16. contentious
    argumentative
  17. assuage
    relieve
  18. auspicious
    favorable
  19. predilection
    preference
  20. fawning
    groveling
  21. wryly
    mockingly
  22. exigent
    emergency
  23. chastise
    punish
  24. abridge
    shorten, disminish
  25. crestfallen
    dejected
  26. recumbent
    lying down
  27. gravity
    seriousness
  28. writhed
    struggled
  29. reprehensible
    wrong
  30. averted
    to turn around
  31. belligerent
    hostile
  32. vulgar
    offensive to good taste
  33. bewildered
    puzzled
  34. contaminate
    cause impurity, pollute
  35. mirth
    gladness and marriment, usually w/ laughter
  36. condescend
    treat others as inferior
  37. flourish
    thrive
  38. rectitude
    righteousness
  39. acquiesce
    accept, give in
  40. plaintive
    mournful
  41. vanquish
    conquer, overpower
  42. ascend
    to move upward , to rise from a lower station
  43. clamor
    loud noise
  44. bequeath
    to hand down, to give or to leave in a will
  45. portentous
    forewarning
  46. unassailable
    undisputable ; not able to attack w/ success
  47. alchemy
    medievel chemisty trying to change metals into gold
  48. acrimonious
    harsh , biting
  49. succinct
    briefly stated
  50. pestilence
    epidemic disease
  51. nebulous
    hazy , indistinct
  52. indignation
    anger
  53. retorted
    answered
  54. replicate
    copy
  55. contorted
    twisted
  56. reverence
    honor, treat w/ respect
  57. convert
    hidden
  58. apprehensive
    nervous
  59. pugnacious
    aggressive
  60. soliloquy
    lenghty speech by character on stage what shows there inner thoughts , outloud no other character hears
  61. aside
    lines spoken to another character or oneself / heared by audience but not by characters on stage
  62. pragmatism
    a method of conductiong political affairs by using practicle means to meet immediate needs

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