Some Vocabulary

  1. ambivalence / ambivalent
    NOUN: the uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused byinability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire tosay or do two opposite or conflicting things.
  2. vestige
    NOUN: a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is nolonger present or in existence: A few columns were the lastvestiges of a Greek temple.
  3. modicum
    NOUN: a moderate or small amount: He hasn't even a modicum of commonsense.
  4. surrealism
    NOUN: a style of art and literature developed principally in the 20thcentury, stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance ofimagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chanceeffects, unexpected juxtapositions, etc.
  5. stoic
    adjective: of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded byZeno, who taught that people should be free from passion,unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint tounavoidable necessity.
  6. pragmatic
    adjective: of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practicalconsiderations.
  7. condescending
    adjective: showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity orsuperiority: They resented the older neighbors' condescending cordiality.
  8. elliptic
    adjective: (of speech or writing) expressed with extreme or excessiveeconomy; relieved of irrelevant matter: to converse inelliptical sentences.
  9. elegiac
    adjective: expressing sorrow or lamentation: elegiac strains.
  10. utilitarian
    adjective: having regard to utility or usefulness rather than beauty,ornamentation, etc.
  11. glean
    VERB: to learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little orslowly.
  12. disparage
    VERB: to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle: Do notdisparage good manners.
  13. scrim
    NOUN: Theater . a piece of such fabric used as a drop, border, orthe like, for creating the illusion of a solid wall or backdropunder certain lighting conditions or creating asemitransparent curtain when lit from behind.
  14. penitant
    adjective: feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing anddisposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite.
Card Set
Some Vocabulary
some mid-term vocabulary