Vocab 5a (9th)

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Vocab 5a (9th)

  1. 1. Vocabulary 5A  1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Allusion Conflict Digression Epic Omen. Parable 7. Paradox. 8. Detained 9. Enchantress 10.Surpass 11.Sustain 12.Marrow
  2. 2. Allusion  - noun reference to another work, usually a seminal work. The poem “Ithaca” makes an allusion to the famous Greek epic, “The Odyssey.”
  3. 3. Conflict  – noun struggle between two opposing forces. A batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies often prevents conflict from arising when the children get home from a tiring ball practice.
  4. 4. Digression  – noun departure from the central topic.  I wanted to talk about how to make the ignition start, but the conversation digressed into what happened at last weekend’s tournament.
  5. 5. Epic  – noun long narrative poem. The Epic of Gilgamesh centers around friendship and a king in Ancient Mesopotamia.
  6. 6.  Omen – noun prophetic sign, indication of future events. When a black cat crossed my path, I knew that bad omen had cursed my day.
  7. 7. Parable  – noun moral or religious story. One of the most famous parables from the bible is the story of the prodigal son.
  8. 8. Paradox  – noun something contradictory or absurd. The paradox of science is that its success in understanding nature has created problems for its understanding of human nature.
  9. 9. Detained  – verb (past) delay the progress; hold in custody I was detained in airport customs, because I had changed my flight at the last minute.
  10. 10. Enchantress  – noun charming, magical woman. The enchantress cast a spell on me and made me act like a chicken.
  11. 11. Surpass  – verb exceed expectations; go beyond somebody’s ability. Mike commented that although he expected the party to be good, it actually surpassed even his expectations.
  12. 12. Sustain  – verb nourish somebody; support something from below. The bread and watery soup sustained the starving convict until he could escape from his prison.
  13. 13. Marrow   – noun soft tissue inside bones; the essence. I felt the cold of the icy wind down to the marrow of my bones.

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