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  1. a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
  2. deep-seated boils
  3. the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
  4. a humorous play on words
  5. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
  6. ruinous; gained at too great a cost
  7. in an initial stage; not fully formed
  8. useless; hopeless; ineffectual
  9. v. to steal, oft. In violation of a trust
  10. a degree or grade of excellence or worth
  11. story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
  12. speak pompously, dogmatically
  13. come into the possession of
  14. charming in a rustic way; naturally peaceful
  15. distress or suffering resulting from a cruel or unjust threatment or misfortune, a trying experience.
  16. falsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; slanderous
  17. a cursed, detested person
  18. launch an attack or assault on
  19. an omen or sign
  20. aristocratic or well-bred people
  21. scoffing at, mockery, ridicule
  22. the atmosphere of an environment
  23. ready and fluent in speech; thoughtless, insincere
  24. being present everywhere at once
  25. (theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
  26. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
  27. filth; degradation; sordidness
  28. fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; scathingly harsh
  29. incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
  30. to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface)
  31. instinctive; relating to the internal organs
  32. a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
  33. inclined to keep silent; reserved
  34. exceptionally bad or displeasing
  35. (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama
  36. (of something written or painted) still in existence
  37. full of or showing high-spirited merriment
  38. very idealistic; impractical; caught up in romantic notions
  39. lacking in insight or discernment
  40. acknowledge defeat
  41. to punish severely; to criticize severely
  42. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  43. discussion, usually between enemies
  44. avoiding waste
  45. An adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish.
  46. relevant, appropriate, pertinent
  47. the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
  48. not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course
  49. made of brass; shameless, impudent
  50. make repayment for or return something
  51. complete denial of all established authority and institutions
  52. concerned with secular rather than sacred matters
  53. skillful in physical movements
  54. incapable of being expressed in words
  55. the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
  56. righteousness by virtue of being pious
  57. overbearing pride or presumption
  58. hag; ugly old woman
  59. used of idealized country life
  60. a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
  61. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
  62. cowardly; a coward
  63. something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
  64. introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation
  65. A problem or predicament with no obvious resolution
  66. a person who is rejected (from society or home)
  67. apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
  68. polite, refined, or elegant
  69. brief and to the point
  70. filled with truth and accuracy
  71. a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man
  72. silly, empty of meaning or value
  73. ask for or request earnestly
  74. injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
  75. indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; omen
  76. a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
  77. one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
  78. a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
  79. an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety
  80. lacking piety or reverence for a god
  81. comical in an odd or whimsical manner
  82. tending to favor or bring good luck
  83. someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
  84. low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation
  85. to comply passively; to accept; to assent; to agree
  86. cure-all; remedy for all diseases
  87. having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
  88. (n.) distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
  89. an irritable petulant feeling
  90. a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
  91. an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
  92. unnecessary and unwarranted
  93. the principal character in a work of fiction
  94. restless, hard to manage, balky
  95. A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
  96. symbolism; the part signifies the whole, or the whole the part (all hands on board)
  97. the purest and most concentrated essence of something
  98. (n.) a rule of conduct or action
  99. Overly submissive and eager to please
  100. cause to be confused emotionally
  101. a cry of sorrow and grief
  102. a face, especially one that expresses feelings
  103. a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing; can also be a choral song in devotion of Dionysus
  104. a rapidly spreading and usually fatal disease
  105. calmness of temperament; composure
  106. morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
  107. beg persistently and urgently
  108. compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
  109. hackneyed, trite, commonplace
  110. believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate
  111. gladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter
  112. characteristic of acting or a stage performance
  113. anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's qualities
  114. greed; desire for wealth
  115. ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly
  116. the appearance conveyed by a person's face
  117. leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
  118. substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
  119. worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
  120. an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
  121. a self-serving flatterer, a brownnoser
  122. consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story
  123. Incapable of being overcome or defeated
  124. charge falsely or with malicious intent
  125. a clensing or purging that releases emotions
  126. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  127. form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
  128. disdainfully or ironically humorous
  129. small particle, speck
  130. a character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes
  131. a cord worn around the neck to hold a knife or whistle
  132. hatred, ill-will
  133. to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.
  134. innocent and naive
  135. to deceive, to mislead, to persuade with charm
  136. intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
  137. of questionable authenticity
  138. celestial being: angel
  139. generous and understanding and tolerant
  140. earnest or urgent request
  141. one who leads an immoral life
  142. in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
  143. A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
  144. a code that knights adopted in the late Middle Ages; requiring them to be brave, loyal and true to their word; they had to fight fairly in battle
  145. vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
  146. address to an absent or imaginary person
  147. emotionally hardened
  1. a Avarice
  2. b Disdain
  3. c Laconic
  4. d Harbinger
  5. e Cherubim
  6. f Cosset
  7. g Dramatic Irony
  8. h Visage
  9. i Pun
  10. j Anathema
  11. k Truculent
  12. l Gentry
  13. m Panacea
  14. n Motif
  15. o Droll
  16. p Satire
  17. q Prowess
  18. r Hamartia
  19. s Metonymy
  20. t Extant
  21. u Histrionic
  22. v Concede
  23. w Countenance
  24. x Futile
  25. y Lanyard
  26. z dithyramb
  27. aa Pious
  28. ab Iconoclast
  29. ac Carbuncles
  30. ad Maim
  31. ae Germane
  32. af Dionysus
  33. ag Apocryphal
  34. ah Bequeath
  35. ai Esoteric
  36. aj Pestilence
  37. ak Purblind
  38. al Temporal
  39. am Pedantic
  40. an Exposition
  41. ao Entreaty
  42. ap Sloth
  43. aq Callous
  44. ar Discombobulate
  45. as Reverberate
  46. at Enmity
  47. au Deft
  48. av Mirth
  49. aw Glib
  50. ax Magnanimous
  51. ay Compunction
  52. az Banal
  53. ba Squalor
  54. bb Allusion
  55. bc Catharsis
  56. bd Restive
  57. be Brazen
  58. bf Obsequious
  59. bg Ineffable
  60. bh Sycophant
  61. bi Soliloquy
  62. bj Protagonist
  63. bk Piety
  64. bl Dirge
  65. bm Epigraph
  66. bn Persona
  67. bo Inchoate
  68. bp Martinet
  69. bq Synecdoche
  70. br Lament
  71. bs Tragic Hero
  72. bt Parley
  73. bu Ingenuous
  74. bv Assail
  75. bw Craven
  76. bx Beguile
  77. by Choler
  78. bz Apostrophe
  79. ca Courtliness
  80. cb Supplication
  81. cc Hubris
  82. cd Crone
  83. ce Fatalistic
  84. cf Importune
  85. cg Narrative
  86. ch Arbiter
  87. ci Portent
  88. cj Inculcate
  89. ck Derision
  90. cl Gratuitous
  91. cm Auspicious
  92. cn Beseech
  93. co Sardonic
  94. cp Frugal
  95. cq Tragedy
  96. cr Requite
  97. cs Allegory
  98. ct Pariah
  99. cu Purloin
  100. cv Inane
  101. cw Castigate
  102. cx Tribulations
  103. cy Epitaph
  104. cz Reprehensible
  105. da Conceit
  106. db FOIL
  107. dc Chivalry
  108. dd Secular
  109. de Idyllic
  110. df Abominable
  111. dg Nihilism
  112. dh Caliber
  113. di Arcane
  114. dj Adamant
  115. dk Libertine
  116. dl Jocund
  117. dm gnome
  118. dn Besmirch
  119. do Enjambment
  120. dp Insuperable
  121. dq Pyrrhic
  122. dr Duress
  123. ds Fen
  124. dt Ubiquitous
  125. du Juxtaposition
  126. dv Acquiesce
  127. dw Quintessence
  128. dx Veracity
  129. dy Reticent
  130. dz Calumnious
  131. ea Visceral
  132. eb Impious
  133. ec Mote
  134. ed Precept
  135. ee Chaste
  136. ef Irony
  137. eg Calumny
  138. eh Equanimity
  139. ei Anachronism
  140. ej Quixotic
  141. ek Pontificate
  142. el Accrue
  143. em Bucolic
  144. en Denouement
  145. eo Angst
  146. ep Impasse
  147. eq Ambiance