English Literature

English Literature

English Literature Vocabulary Week 9 The young girl acted coy around her crush.

coy bashful or shy to attract attention Synonyms allure, bashful, clever, coquettish,

cunning, evasive, hesitating, kittenish, modest, quiet, reserved, shy, skittish, sly, still, timid, unassertive The thieves decided to meet at a

covert location. covert Secret or hidden Synonyms

camouflaged, clandestine, concealed, confidential, covered, disguised, guarded, harbor, hidden, hush-hush, incognito, insidious, masked, private, refuge, secret, sheltered, undercover, underhanded

Shakespeares play, Macbeth, centers around three crones/ witches.

Crone Hag; withered old woman Synonyms beldam, hag, ugly, woman

The movie, Lake Placid, has an ironic name considering the lake was not peaceful. placid

Calm, peaceful Synonyms calm, collected, composed, even, gentle, mild, peaceful, quiet, serene, still, tame, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled

The crux of the case occurred when the victim gave her testimony.

crux Crucial point Synonyms basis, core, crunch, difficulty, essence, gist, problem

The Civil War was a schism between the north and the south.

schism A split or division Synonyms breach, break, discord, disharmony, disunion, division, separation, split

Some of the smallest creatures can show dauntless attributes. dauntless

Brave Synonyms aweless, bold, brave, courageous, daring, fearless, lionhearted, unafraid, valiant, valorous

The executive was accused of nepotism when his nephew received a promotion.

nepotism Favoritism to relatives The boy put on a facade of innocence around his parents.

facade A front; a superficial appearance Synonyms disguise, fake, front, guise, mask, veneer

The girl was chastised for lying to her parents. chastise

To punish or scold Synonyms accuse, admonish, beat, berate, blame, chasten, correct, discipline, flog, lash, pummel, punish, ream, rebuke, reprove, scold, scourge, spank,

strap, taunt, thrash, whip

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