Vocab 2

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Vocab 2
2010-10-30 19:52:11

Chains Vocab
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  1. Antagonist
    Makes conflict for the protagonist
  2. Antithesis
    a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else
  3. Connotation
    an idea or feeling that a word invokes person in addition to its literal or primary meaning
  4. Denotation
    the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests
  5. Archetype
    a very typical example of a certain person or thing
  6. Metaphor
    comparing two things without using like or as

    a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable

    i.e. love is a rose
  7. Citadel
    a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city
  8. Collaborate
    work jointly on an activity, esp. to produce or create something
  9. Decree
    an official order issued by a legal authority
  10. Grope
    feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands
  11. Hover
    remain in one place in the air
  12. Jostle
    push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly, typically in a crowd
  13. Laggard
    a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others
  14. Servile
    having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others
  15. Bonanza
    a situation or event that creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune, or profits
  16. Revert
    return to (a previous state, condition, practice, etc.)
  17. Preclude
    prevent from happening; make impossible
  18. Vigil
    a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep,
  19. Discordant
    disagreeing or incongruous
  20. Churlish
    rude in a mean-spirited and surly way