Vocabulary
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100

Lacking power, vigor, vitality
What is anemic?

100

The moment in the plot that begins the rising action.
What is a complication?

100

The name for the type of phrase that should precede a quotation.
What is a signal phrase?

100

The term used to describe the slaves' impulse to run to freedom in Chamiouseau's "The Old Man Slave and the Mastiff."
What is the surge?

100

The unintended consequence of Prohibition.
What is a robust black market for alcohol developed, controlled by criminal gangs?

200

A trace of something that is no longer present or in existence.
What is a vestige?

200

An image, object, character, situation, theme, or word that an author uses repeatedly through a work.
What is a motif?

200

(In an analytical essay) sentences that expand, clarify, and support your main idea, before you delve into specific examples.
What are support sentences?

200

The two proofs of his past that Gatsby initially shows to Nick.
What are the metal from Montenegro and the picture from his Oxford days?

200

The main crop cultivated by plantations on Martinique.
What is sugar cane?

300

Showing arrogant superiority and disdain for others you deem unworthy
What is supercilious?

300

A state of relative order at the beginning of a story (unless it starts in media res).
What is equilibrium?

300

(In an analytical essay) what should precede your thesis in an introduction, but follow your establishment of thematic or historical context.
What is a brief summary of your text?

300

The character who has been "privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men."
Who is Nick Carraway?

300

The ideology behind the social organization of most kibbutz (at least originally).
What is socialism or communitarianism?

400

Donkeys are often described in this way
What is obstinate?

400

When the emotions of a character are conveyed onto the details of the setting.
What is projection?

400

A punctuation mark that precedes an explanation, an exemplification, or a list.
What is a colon?

400

The difference in costume between Sam and Willie in "Master Harold"... and the Boys.
What is Sam is wearing a white waiter's coat?

400

The year the all-white National Party government in South Africa started enforcing and systematizing Apartheid laws.
What is 1948?

500

The teacher hid his malevolent intentions behind nebulous instructions. This is an example of...
What is subterfuge?

500

A story in which character or objects all have a one-to-one correspondence with what they represent in a web of symbolism.
What is allegory?

500

(In an analytical essay) what should come at the end of a body paragraph.
What is concluding analysis that rephrases your main point for the paragraph?

500

The final sentence of Colum McCann's "Everything in this Country Must."
What is "what a small sky for so much rain"?

500

The year the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began (presaged, perhaps, by the excess of the "Roaring Twenties").
What is 1929?