1st Semester Exams- Bessias Vocabulary- English 9 Flashcards

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covenant
a contract or promise between people
androgynous
having both male and female characteristics
omniscient
all knowing
genesis
birth, beginning
firmament
the sky, the expanse of heavens
hallowed
holy
bondage
slavery or involunarty servitude
eloquent
characterized by appropriate or forceful expression
discomfited
to feel uneasy, discomfort
sabbath
day or rest
samaritan
a charitable person
disciples
jesus' followers
prophetic
having the function or powers of being a prophet
blasphemy
something said or done that shows dispresect for religion
behests
order, command, required faith
rancour
hatred, malice
mysticism
Rumi uses concrete things to make understandable. The theory that a knowledge of God or immediate reality is attainable through the use of some human faculty that transcends (or goes beyond) intellect and does not use ordinary human perceptions or logical processes.
Intermediary
a person or thing that acts as a link between another person of thing.
Sheikh
a religious leader, in the Sufi branch of Islam
Malice
intension or desire to do evil
Caliph
is a religious Muslim secular leader with political power
Pyre
a heap of combustible material, esp one for burning a corpse as part as a funeral ceremony.
dominion
control; rule; area of influence
iniquity
Injustice; wrong or wicked action or situation
Surah
Chapter of the Quran
Exodus
Leaving
Steadfast
fixed in direction, unchanging
righteous
moral, right
sojourn
a temporary stay; to stay for a time
insignia
a badge or distinguishing mark
valor
boldness and determination in facing great terror
lament
to feel or express sorrow or regret
cicada
any large homopterous insect of the family Cicadidae,
requiem
the Mass celebrated for the repose of the souls of the dead.
transistor
a semiconductor device that amplifies, oscillates, or switches the flow of current between two terminals by varying the current or voltage between one of the terminals and a third: although much smaller in size than a vacuum tube, it performs similar functions without requiring current to heat a cathode.
muezzin
a muslim prayer-caller
archetype
a common theme/dilemma that is found many types of writings and all societies
motif
a reoccuring theme/object in a text
metaphor
a comparison using without using like or as
simile
a comparison using like or as
imagery
words evoking the 5 senses: taste, touch, smell, sight, auditory
symbol
anything that stands for or represents something else
tone
how the author puts his words
paraphrase
to rewrite a poem or other piece of writing line by line using the same tone and themes
narrative
consisting of or characterized by the telling of a story , a poem that tells a story
juxtapose
placing/putting two diffferent things next to each other
parallelism
phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other
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