Death of A Salesman Vocab Act Flashcards

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trepidation
fearful
dast
dares
drummer
salesman
empyrean
highest heaven
raucous
loud, disorderly
Gene Tunney
Boxer
Jack Benny
comedian
befuddle
to confuse; perplex
laconic
using minimum words
Turkish Bath
steam room
Carte Blanche
unlimited privaleges
coolie (offensive)
an unskilled laborer
mercurial
fickle, quickly, changing, moody
utter
to express with words
smoker
car on a train
ignoramus
an extremely ignorant person.
Enthralled
Totally captivated, enchanted, or charmed.
salvation
preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty, or evil
debilitation
to make weak or feeble
indignant
feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base:
insinuate
to suggest or hint slyly:
incarnate
personified; given a human form to
Structure
The play's structure resembles a stream of consciousness account.
monotnous
tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
primp
to dress or adorn with care.
initiate
to begin, set going, or originate:
Stolid
Not showing much emotion, stotic. "He is a _________ man, in his sixties, with a mustache and an authoritative tie.
audacity
boldness or daring, at time with arrogant disregard for appropriateness of safety. An audacious idea can be a good thing- bold, new, fearless, pathbreaking; audacious behavior can also be insulting.
peremptory
given no opportunity for denial or refusal
premium
amoutn paid or payable for an insurance policy
implacably
not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable:
verge
the edge, rim, or margin of something:
dormer
a vertical window in a projection built out from a sloping roof.
Befuddled (adj.)Befuddle (v.)
Confused, mixed up or made stupid
mystify
to perplex (a person) by playing upon the person's credulity; bewilder purposely.
subside
to sink to a low or lower level.
When was the play written?
Death of a Salesman: 1949
saccharine
of the nature of or resembling that of sugar:
philandering
(of a man) to make love with a woman one cannot or will not marry; carry on flirtations.
sotto voce
in a low, soft voice so as not to be overheard.
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