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Vocabulary Week 2 E1 – VQ2. The Most Dangerous Game. E1 VQ2 WORD LIST. tangible ( adj ): perceptible by the senses, especially the sense of touch; concrete vs. abstract dank ( adj ): unpleasantly cool and humid palpable ( adj ): capable of being felt

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Vocabulary week 2 e1 vq2

Vocabulary Week 2E1 – VQ2

The Most Dangerous Game


E1 vq2 word list

E1 VQ2 WORD LIST

tangible(adj): perceptible by the senses, especially the sense of touch; concrete vs. abstract

dank (adj): unpleasantly cool and humid

palpable(adj): capable of being felt

flounder(v): to move or to walk with great effort or difficulty

palatial(adj): relating to or being a palace

cultivated(adj): no longer in the natural state; educated; cultured

debacle(n): a sudden and violent collapse

refectory(n): a communal dining-hall (usually in a monastery)

ardent(adj): characterized by intense emotion; passionate

imprudent (adj): not wise; showing no care

surmount (tv): to triumph over (an obstacle); to deal with (something) successfully

bewilderment(n): confusion resulting from failure to understand


Literary terms

Literary Terms

  • *antagonist (n) - the character in conflict with the main character

  • *protagonist (n) - the main character

  • *figurative language (n)- something not meant to be taken literally

  • *simile (n)- a comparison between two unlike things using “like” or “as”

  • *metaphor (n) – comparison of two unlike things using the verb “to be” and not using like or as

  • *situational irony (n) – an unexpected twist in a story

  • *imagery (n) –description that appeals to the reader’s senses.

  • *foreshadowing (n) – clues to future events in a story.

  • *suspense (n)- a created feeling of uncertainty about the outcome in a story

  • *mood (n)- feeling or atmosphere


Tangible adj

tangible(adj)

DEFINITION: perceptible by the senses, especially the sense of touch

Synonym:

concrete

touchable

Antonyms:

abstract

conceptual

Ex. Sometimes I think evil is a tangible thing—with wave lengths, just as sound and light have.


D ank adj

dank (adj)

DEFINITION: unpleasantly cool and humid

Synonym:

muggy

Antonym:

arid

Ex. “Can’t see it,” remarked Rainsford, trying to peer through the dank tropical night that was palpable as it pressed its thick warm blackness in upon the yacht.


Palpable adj

palpable(adj)

DEFINITION: capable of being felt

Synonym:

detectable

Antonym:

concealed

Ex. “Can’t see it,” remarked Rainsford, trying to peer through the dank tropical night that was palpable as it pressed its thick warm blackness in upon the yacht.


Flounder v

flounder(v)

DEFINITION: to move or walk with great effort or difficulty

Synonym:

stumble

Antonym:

stabilize (oneself)

Ex. The hunter floundered through the deep brush of the forest.


Palatial adj

palatial(adj)

DEFINITION: relating to or being a palace

Synonym:

spacious

Antonym:

common

Ex. His eyes made out the shadowy outlines of a palatial chateau; it was set on a high bluff, and on three sides of it cliffs dived down to where the sea licked greedy lips in the shadows.


Cultivated adj

cultivated(adj)

DEFINITION: no longer in the natural state; educated; cultured

Synonym:

refined

Antonym:

unsophisticated

Ex. In a cultivated voice marked by a slight accent that gave it added precision and deliberateness, he said, “It is a very great pleasure and honor to welcome Mr. Sanger Rainsford, the celebrated hunter, to my home.”


Debacle n

debacle(n)

DEFINITION: a sudden and violent collapse

Synonym:

disaster misfortune

Antonym:

opportunity

fortune

Ex. “After the debacle in Russia I left the country, for it was imprudent for an officer of the Czar to stay there.”


Refectory n

refectory(n)

DEFINITION: a communal dining-hall (usually in a monastery)

Synonym:

lounge

Antonym:

N/A

Ex. There was a medieval magnificence about it; it suggested a baronial hall of feudal times with its oaken panels, its high ceiling, its vast refectory tables where twoscore men could sit down to eat.


Ardent adj

ardent(adj)

DEFINITION: characterized by intense emotion; passionate

Synonym:

avid

fierce

Antonym:

apathetic

unenthusiastic

Ex. He was a very rich man with a quarter of a million acres in the Crimea, and he was an ardent sportsman.


Imprudent adj

imprudent (adj)

DEFINITION: not wise; showing no care

Synonym:

unthinking

risky

Antonym:

attentive

vigilant

Ex. “After the debacle in Russia I left the country, for it was imprudent for an officer of the Czar to stay there.


Surmount tv

surmount (tv)

DEFINITION: to triumph over (an obstacle); to deal with (something) successfully

Synonym:

conquer

Antonym:

fail

Ex. The general smiled the quiet smile of one who has faced an obstacle and surmounted it with success.


Bewilderment n

bewilderment(n)

DEFINITION: confusion resulting from failure to understand

Synonym:

disorientation

Antonym:

clarity

Ex. Rainsford’s bewilderment showed in his face.


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