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English Vocab.

AB
odysseya quest
museuman exhibition dedicaated to art
anthropomorthichuman caracteristics to non-human things
hubrisoverbearing pride; arrogence
omniscientknowing all things
omnipresentpresent everywhere at once
mentora trusted counselor or guide
chaoscomplete disorder/confusion
musiccombining tunes into a structured composition
atlasa book of maps
herculeanstrong
mercurialquick to change
cereala breakfast made from grain
martialwar like
volcanoa mountain where molten lava rises
titanicbig
chronologyarangement of events in the order of time that they occured
jovialhappy
panicfrenzy
mythologyall of the Greek gods/godesses/stories combined into one body
foilan opposite
themethe main idea
comedyan amazing show, play, or book having a happy ending
symbolan object representing something else
vicissitudesunexpected shifts
unaffectednot changed
somnolencethe quality or state of being drowsy
wakefulnessthe state or being awake
clamoruproar
simpletonfool
bewilderedconfused by excess information
patronizinglyto treat in a condensing manner
apothecarypharmasist
solicitudethe state of being anxious
extemporaneousimpromptu
unaccountablycannot be explained
pliancythe state of flexibility
rapturethe state of ecstasy
furlougha leave of absence esp. from the army
melancholysaddness and depression of spirits
toadyto flatter
piousdevout
subjugatedconquered
solemnityserriosness
fleetingpassing quickly
semblanceshowy/ likeness
autoritativecharacterized by absolute obedience to authority
indulgentlykindly of leniantly
avidgreedy
solidarityunity
anguishmental or physical pain
blasphemyprofanity toward God
defiancegoing against authority
supressto keep from being known, to hold back
compulsoryrequired
pungentsharp sensation taste or smell
solcitiousshowing care or concern
stridentharsh/ shrill/ grating
meekpatient and mild
menancingthreatening
rumagedto search throughlly
cryptichidden/ mysterious
sheenbrightness/ luster
obliviousforgetfull
deftlyskillfully
insidioustreachery or slyness
falling action/ denoumentthe action occuring after the climax
resolutionthe conclusion
rising actionthe part of the story building up to the climax
climaxthe turning point/ the point of greatess intense
expositionthe intro. to the story, tells about characters/ setting/ pov
flashbacka halt in the story going back to a prior event
p.o.v.the relationship between the narrator of the story and the characters in it
allegorysomething w/ great symbolic meaning
allusiona reference back to another literary work
triggering actionthe part of the story where the readers attention is grabbed
vignettea literary sketch
episodicoccuring in occasions
foreshadowinghints of the future
ironycontrast between what seems to be real and what really is


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