English 11 SEM Vocabulary

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English 11 SEM Vocabulary
2010-12-19 22:18:33
English Eleven Semester Exam Vocabulary

English Eleven Semester One Exam vocabulary
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  1. ambivalent
    The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea. Uncertainty or indecisiveness as to which course to follow.
  2. bethrothed
    engaged to be married
  3. congenital
    Being or having an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent or inveterate: "the congenital American optimism that denies conflicts and imagines all stories having happy endings"
  4. intrepid
    Resolutely courageous; fearless
  5. wistful
    Pensively sad; melancholy
  6. expletive
    An exclamation or oath, especially one that is profane, vulgar, or obscene
  7. furor
    A general commotion; public disorder or uproar
  8. intangible
    Incapable of being perceived by the senses
  9. laconic
    Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise
  10. reciprocate
    To give or take mutually
  11. subterfuge
    A deceptive stratagem or device
  12. tawdry
    Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance. Shameful or indecent
  13. sortie
    An armed attack, especially one made from a place surrounded by enemy forces
  14. imagery
    The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas
  15. dramatic monologue
    A literary, usually verse composition in which a speaker reveals his or her character, often in relation to a critical situation or event
  16. protagonist and antagonist
    The protagonist is the main character of the storyThe antagonist is any character in conflict with the protagonist
  17. setting
    The time, place, and circumstances in which a narrative, drama, or film takes place
  18. theme
    An implicit or recurrent idea
  19. allusions
    The act of alluding; indirect reference: Without naming names, the candidate criticized the national leaders by allusion
  20. stream of consciousness
    A literary technique that presents the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur
  21. characters and characterization
    Representation of a character or characters on the stage or in writing, especially by imitating or describing actions, gestures, or speeches
  22. archetype
    An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype