1. Imagery
    the use of description that makes something easy to imagine
  2. Thesis Statement
    Is the main proposition that a writer attempts to support in a piece of writing
  3. adjust rate to purpose
    change pace to fit what you are reading
  4. Topic Sentence
    States the paragraphs main idea; other sentences provide supporting details
  5. defy
    to boldly oppose or resist
  6. volatile
    difficult to define or pin down
  7. opaque
    hidden; difficult or impossible to understand
  8. rationalize
    to make explainations for ones behavior
  9. inevitable
    that which cannot be avoided or prevented
  10. author's purpose
    write to persuade; inform; entertain; express
  11. labyrinth
    a maze
  12. gen
    birth; race; produce
  13. mort
  14. central idea
    main thought; theme
  15. analyze
    examine closely
  16. scale
    to climb up or over; ascend
  17. searing
    hot enough to burn; char; scorch
  18. cavernous
    deep or vast cavern or large cave
  19. pinnacle
    a peak; a pointed top
  20. ven/vent
  21. complex
    interconnected parts
  22. melancholy
    sad; depressed
  23. brusquely
    in an abrupt, sudden manner
  24. reserve
    self-restraint in the way on looks
  25. terr
  26. perpetual
    continuing without interruption
  27. chronological order
    events are presented in order in which they happen
  28. replete
    abundantly supplies
  29. improvised
    to put together with little preparation or planning
  30. interrogation
    a official or formal questioning
  31. summon
    to send for; call
  32. vigilant
  33. refuge
    a source of comfort in times of trouble
  34. meddle
    to intrude or interfere
  35. contradiction
    denial; an expression that is opposite to
  36. summary
    to briefly retell the main idea of a piece of writing in ones own words
  37. hydra/hydro
  38. irretrievaldy
    permanantly; in a manner that cannot be reversed
  39. aer
  40. listless
    lacking energy
  41. recuperation
    a return to health or strentgh; recovery
  42. patronize
    to go to as a customer
  43. dowdy
    out of style; shaggy
  44. novelty
    to quality of being new
  45. barricade
    a structure that blocks passage
  46. ineptitude
    clumsiness, lack of competence
  47. denounce
    to condemn; to criticize
  48. unravel
    to undo; come apart
  49. astr/aster
  50. spir
  51. memoir
    a form of autobiographical writing in which a writer describes events in his or her life
  52. junct
  53. theme
    message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader
  54. bio
  55. ravage
    serious damage or destruction
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