Reading Flashcards

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blurted
said suddenly without thinking
scald
to burn hot liquid or steam
Clenched
grasped or closed tightly
Autograph
A person's signature written in that person's own handwriting
fare
The cost of a ride on a bus, train, airplane, ship or taxi
permission
Consent or agreement from someone in authority
Mournful
feeling, expressing, or filled with grief or sorrow
decency
the state or quality of good behavior
sympathy
the ability to share the feelings of another or others
equality
the quality or condition of being equal
artifacts
anything made or altered by humans, such as tools or objects of daily life
dedicated
set apart
Exhibits
a public showing or shows or reveals
Tyrant
a person who uses power or authority in a cruel or unjust way
patriots
people who love and enthusiastically support their country
inspect
to examine closely and carefully
instruct
to provide with knowledge, information or skill, to teach
navigation
the art or science of figuring out about the position and course of boats, ships and aircraft
governor
the person elected to be the head of a state government of the United States or of a territory
stark
bare
specimens
items or parts typical of a group
scoured
cleaned, cleared or worn away
murky
dark or cloudy
dormant
temporarily quiet or not active
Character
a person or animal in a story
Setting
where and when the story takes place
inferences
you take clues the author gives you and combine them with the information you already know and make an inference
Idiom
an expression that cannot be understood from the words alone ex. He put his foot in his mouth
Adages
homophones
words that sound the same but have different meanings
plot
events that make up the story
climax
turning point of the story
conflicts
man v. man man v. society man v himself man v nature
Simile
metaphor
hyperbole
alliteration
personification
writers use figures of language to state ideas in vivid and imaginative ways applying human qualities to nonliving things
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