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Callahan vocab set

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Revere (v)
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To show devoted deferntial honor to
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Candid
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Honest
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Mood
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Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
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Tone
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Attitude a writer takes toward the audience, a subject, or a character
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Conflict
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The struggle between opposite forces
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Archetype
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Very old patterns or images that recur over and over again in literature, plots characters, animals, or settings
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obscure
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Not readily understood or clearly expressed
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Enigma
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something hard to understand or explain
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Temperate
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Marked by moderation
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Eccentric
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Deviating from an established or usual pattern or style
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Resolution
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the settling of the main/primary conflict in a piece of literature
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Imagery
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Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
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Villain
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The evil person in a piece of literature that seeks to bring about destruction/despair
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Suspense
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A feeling of anxious uncertainty about the outcome of events.
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Flashback
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When the action in a work stops and the reader is returned to some previous timepiece or event
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Foreshadowing
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the use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
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Denouement
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The final resolution or clarification of a dramatic or narrative plot.
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figurative language
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writing or speech not meant to be taken literally
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Dialect
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The form of a language spoken by people in a particular region or group
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Dialogue
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Conversation between characters
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Inevitable (adj)
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Incapable of being avoided or evaded
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Innovate
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To make changes; do something in a new way
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Provincial
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lacking sophistication, narrow-minded
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Discernment
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The quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure
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Futile
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Serving no useful purpose
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Disdain
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The feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded to as unworthy or inferior
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Abstract
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Disassociate from any specific instance; difficult to understand
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relevant
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bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent
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Climax
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The high point of interest or suspense in a story
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impartial
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unbiased, fair
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Denounce (verb)
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To pronounce especially publicly to be blameworthy or evil
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apathy (n)
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Lacking feeling or emotion
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spurious
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not genuine, not true, not valid
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Protagonist
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the main character in a literary work
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Rising Action
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The events leading or the story’s climax
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Antagonist
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the character who works against the protagonist in the story
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Irony
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A contrast between expectation and reality
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Narrator
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Person telling the story
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Discriminate
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To mark or perceive the distinguishing or peculiar features
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Anomaly
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deviation from the common rule
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virulent
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full of malice; objectionably harsh or strong; extremely poisonous or venomous
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scrutinize
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To examine closely and minutely
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discord
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lack of agreement or harmony
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repudiate
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to refuse to have anything to do with; to disown
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diligent
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characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort
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superficial
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of, relating to, or located near the surface
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contempt
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the act of despising; the state of mind of one who despises; disdain
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Lucid
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characterized by clear perception or understanding; rational or sane
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aesthetic
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responsive to or appreciative of what is pleasurable to the senses
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prodigal
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wasteful or recklessly extravagant
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Audience
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Those reached by books, magazines, newspapers, etc.
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elaboration
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expanding on an idea by giving more detail
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etymology
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The history of a linguistic form
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Genre
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A category or type of literature
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Fiction
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Prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events
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nonfiction
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prose writing that presents and explains ideas about real people, places, objects or events
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Sarcasm
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criticism that appears to be praise
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short story
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A brief work of fiction
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Title
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The distinguishing name of a written, printed, spoken, or filmed production
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verbal Irony
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When something is said and something opposite or nearly opposite is meant
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Augment
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To make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense
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Complacent
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contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned
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Guile
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Deceitful cunning
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Squander
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to spend extravagantly or foolishly
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Incessant
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Continuing or following without interruption; unceasing
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Laudable
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Worthy of praise; commendable
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Deter
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to turn aside, discourage, or prevent from acting
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redundant
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Characterized by similarity or repetition
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infamous
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having a reputation of the worst kind, notoriously evil
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provacative
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serving or tending to excite or stimulate
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bibliography
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a list of all the sources used in preparing a speech
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complication
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a situation or detail that complicates the main thread of the plot
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Humor
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Amusing descriptions, exaggerations or sarcastic remarks used to make readers laugh
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Ironic
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expressing, containing or constituting irony
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local color
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specific details that are unique characteristics of a certain area or location
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Novel
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A long work of fiction that explores characters in conflict
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Parable
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a short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle
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Prose
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The ordinary form of written language (not poetry, drama or song)
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situational irony
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The unexpected event ~ an interesting surprise or coincidence
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verisimilitude
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the appearance of truth; probability; likelihood
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Depravity
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A corrupt act or practice
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Gravity
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dignity or sobriety of bearing; importance, significance
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Banal
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Lacking