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The opponent(s) of the hero of the novel or story.
A piece of dialogue intended for the audience and supposedly not heard by the other actors on stage.
The purging or purification of the emotions through the evocation of pity and fear, as in tragedy
A decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot.
A dramatic work that is light and often humorous or satirical in tone and that usually contains a happy resolution of the thematic conflict.
A humorous or farcical interlude in a serious literary work or drama, especially a tragedy, intended to relieve the dramatic tension or heighten the emotional impact by means of contrast.
The events following the climax of a drama or novel in which such a resolution or clarification takes place.
The solution or the final action that completes the unraveling of the plot in a play,: “In the dénouement of many tragedies, the main character dies.”
Deus ex machina
A god introduced into a play to resolve the entanglements of the plot.
Deus ex machina
an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, esp. as a contrived plot device in a play or novel.
A short postscript to any literary work, such as a brief description of the fates of the characters in a novel.
A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.
The flaw in character which leads to the downfall of the protagonist in a tragedy.
extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance
a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.
An excess of ambition, pride, etc., ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin.
In medias res
In or into the middle of events or a narrative.
A dramatic soliloquy.
An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
The hero of the novel or story.
A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.
A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances.
A flaw in the character of the protagonist of a tragedy that brings the protagonist to ruin or sorrow.
-Drama involoving important character caught in catastophic circumstances
-Produced in Greece
statement of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and witty manner
- To qualify as an aphorism it is necessary to......????
of or relating to slang or regional dialect, used in familiar everyday conversation
-in writing, and informal style that reflects the way people spoke in a past time or place
"My friends abetted my mom when planning my surprise party."
to encourage, assist, or support; usually in wrong doing
"Mother Theresa had an altruistic mindset throughout her entire life."
(adj.) showing an unselfish concern for others
"For many years the US has had antipathy towards Cuba."
A deep feeling of dislike
" The wealthy have a stereotype for being avarice when it comes to their lifestyle and wants."
A greedy desire
"As the girl looked around at the other students' papers on her table, she realized that she had the highest grade and rubbed it in everyone's' faces."
Having an arrogant attitude or a HAUGHTY disregard for others
"The Bedford Community showed sincere commiserate for the students after the death of their fellow school mates."
to express sorrow for
"The bully constantly denigrated Billy's weight whenever he had to run in gym class."
To say very critical and often unfair things about someone.
"The very first time Ian tried to sing his voice cracked and the entire class derided the moment for weeks."
Express contempt for, ridicule
"Some people are afraid to make a mistake and embarrass themselves while others have a droll attitude and have fun."
having a humorous, whimsical, or odd quality
"A poor diet will cause enervation."
weakness, loss of energy
"The very first time I serve an ace will be epoch."
Interval of time for a memorable event
"Whenever Rebecca elliptically explains how to do a task I never feel that I heard all of the directions."
using few words and therefore hard to understand
"When it comes to taxes I become insular to the whole idea."
limited in knowledge or perspective
"The government is inveterate towards alterative ideas."
Long-established and unlikely to change
"A paean facial expression was seen on Nick's face as he got a strike for the first time."
an expression of joyful praise
"Katherine quit Shrek due to her paltry attitude."
Synonyms: mean, inferior
"This winter we became parsimonious after the propane price significantly increased."
stingy, miserly; meager, poor
"I have a penchant feeling towards reading."
strong leaning; fondness; liking
"Every weekend my family and I show our piousness by attending church."
devoted to religion
"Experiencing death is poignant for anyone."
keenly distressing to the feelings
"Whenever Mr. Smith thinks he is being funny, he is actually being sardonic."
Sarcastic and mean at the same time
"Some old people are sweet and caring while others are curt and scathing."
very harsh; bitter
"As I looked around the palace I noticed all of the antiques must be sumptuous due to their detail and placement."
of a size or splendor suggesting great expense
"Every weekend my dad gives a tithe to Mt. Carmel church."
Tax paid to church
"After the ACT my mind was a place of vacuity."
Vacant; empty; without contents
Synonyms: Absence of thought
def: (adj.) showing an unselfish concern for others
sent: A few skimpy corporate pensions were paid, but they were offered as much as departure incentives designed to promote business efficiency as expressions of ___.
def: a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion.
sent: The author's ___ and prejudices are obvious.
sent: The corporate world is plagued by ___ and a thirst for power.
def: Casual; Carefree and nonchalant; arrogant; disregard; a gallant gentleman
sent: We could all tell before the wedding that Phil had a(n) ___ attitude toward marriage.
def: express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize
sent: The players ___over their loss in the championship game.
def: criticize unfairly; disparage
sent: Her story ___ him as a person and as a teacher.
def: to speak ill of
sent: My brothers ___ our efforts, but were forced to eat their words when we won first place.
def: curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement.
sent: The ___ little man has a peculiar sense of humor.
def: a feeling of being drained of energy or vitality; fatigue
sent: A poor diet will cause ___.
def: a period of time in history or a person's life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.
sent: The development of the steam engine marked an important ___ in the history of industry.
def: (of speech or writing) so as to be difficult to understand.
sent: The writer has a(n) ___ style.
def: ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience.
sent: A(n) ____ community is not accepting of new ideas.
a song of joyful praise or exultation; a fervent expression of joy or praise
You could hear the paean ringing loudly from the church.
def: a song of joyful praise or exultation; a fervent expression of joy or praise
sent: His retirement party featured many ___for his long years of service to the company.
def: (of an amount) small or meager.
sent: The hotel's shabby, outdated exercise room was its ___ attempt at a health spa.
def: unwilling to spend money or use resources
sent: Mr. Krabs is ___.
def: a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something
sent: He has a(n) ___ for adopting stray dogs.
def: devoutly religious
sent: Most pastors are ___.
def: evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
sent: The photograph was a(n) ___ reminder of her tough childhood.
def: in a sarcastic manner
sent: She was ___mocking him.
def: splendid and expensive-looking
sent: Her coach purse looked ___.
def: one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the church and clergy
sent: In the old days, all members of the church were required to pay a(n) ___.
total lack of ideas; emptiness of mind. The state of being vacuous.
I sat in the classroom drowning out the teacher's voice in my own vacuity.
def: lack of thought or intelligence; empty-headedness
sent: Full of excitement, I listened to my first student sermon – only to be taken aback by its ___.
def: having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.
sent: He has a(n) ___ tendency to tell some very tall tales.
attendance of court
Ending a connection or relationship
Synonym: Terminate, break off
-Negative people need to amend their attitudes.
-As I was writing my essay I knew it was coarse. Unfortunately it was the final draft.
refers to a lack of quality
-Some of the new girls have cognizance ideas about tennis.
knowledge, warness, or notice
-In medieval times, the courtiers assisted the king & queen during royal court trials.
companion of king/queen who attends court
Synonym: supreme court
- Kendra threatened to speak out if the group of girls continued to make derisive comments about the new student.
(adj) Expressing contempt, ridicule, or scorn
- Those who have dissolute behavior towards the elderly do not have respect.
-My opponent glowered at me as I served my third ace of the match.
To look or stare with annoyance
-Sometimes older siblings can be imperious towards their younger siblings.
- As soon as the girl realized she had made a terrible mistake she was forced to implore for forgiveness.
to beg urgently for aid or mercy
-I was mortified when I reached the center of the circle and fell flat on my face.
-DJ was so obsequious to please the "popular" crowd that she died her hair pink.
Showing a willingness to fall in with the wishes or will of another
synonym: eager to obey
persona non grata
- Jolie's persona throughout the movie was not the same as her actual personality.
Uneccavtable or unwelcome person
- Katie had a grata presence about her while she talked about her soothing ride on the cruise.
-My neighbors are revelers when they drink too much.
-When in the presence of the tabernacle I was always taught to be reverential.
(adj) showing honor or great respect
- Immediately entering the room anyone could have told me that he had a supercilious stature about him just because he was the star athlete.
showing arrogant superiority
-Because she always kisses up to the teacher, Janice is considered the sycophant in first period.
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