english vocab

  1. Abomination
    a thing that causes disgust or hatred
  2. Allusion
    • incidental mention of something, 
    • either directly or by implication
  3. Augur
    foresee or predict certain actions
  4. Base
    the bottom support of anything
  5. Callous
    having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others
  6. Calumny
    • the making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone's reputation
    • lying
  7. Compact
    joined or packed together
  8. Conflict
    to come into disagreement
  9. Conjure
    make (something) appear unexpectedly
  10. Content
    in a state of peaceful happiness.
  11. Contention
    heated disagreement
  12. Contentious
    likely to cause an argument
  13. Covenant
    an agreement to do or not do something specified
  14. Defamation
    the injuring of a person's good name or reputation
  15. Demonic
    resembling, or characteristic of demons or evil spirits
  16. Dialogue
    conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie
  17. Dissembled
    conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs
  18. Dramatic Exposition
    a dramatic story
  19. Dramatic Irony
    • irony that is inherent in speeches or a 
    • situation of a drama and is understood by 
    • the audience but not grasped by the 
    • characters in the play
  20. Extended Metaphor
    comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph
  21. Fetish
    • an object regarded with the embodiment or habitation of a 
    • potent spirit
  22. Gibbets
    to hang on a gibbet.
  23. Idle
    not working or active
  24. Idol
    • an image or other material object 
    • representing a deity to which 
    • religious worship is addressed.
  25. Incant
    chant or intone
  26. Inequity
    lack of fairness or justice
  27. Iniquity
  28. Irritating
    causing annoyance
  29. Ken
    one's range of knowledge or sight
  30. Licentious
    unprincipled in sexual matters
  31. Logical Fallacy
    a false or mistaken idea in ones logic
  32. Malign
    evil in nature or effect; malevolent
  33. Mock
    tease or laugh at in a scornful
  34. Parochial
    of or relating to a church parish
  35. Partisan
    a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person
  36. Perjury
    the voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised under oath :  false swearing
  37. Potent
    having great power, influence, or effect
  38. Predilection
    a bias in favor of something
  39. Prodigious
    impressively great in extent, size, or degree
  40. Quail
    to feel afraid and often to show your fear in a way that can be clearly seen
  41. Rankling
    continue to be painful
  42. Revulsion
    a sense of disgust and loathing
  43. Sniveling
    cry and sniffle
  44. Stage Directions
    instruction to an actor or director, written into the script of a play
  45. Taunt
    a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone
  46. Theme
    the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic
  47. Verbal Irony
    • irony in which a person says or writes 
    • one thing and means another, or 
    • uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning.
  48. Wrath
    extreme anger
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