Review World Literature Section D
Vocabulary • Please be able to spell, write, define, and use all the vocabulary words in a sentence.
Genetic • of relating to genes or heredity, of or relating to genetics.
Perseverance • steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state; especially in the spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
Ceremonial • relating to or used for formal events of a religious occasion.
Prodigy • a person, especially a child or person having extraordinary talent or ability; something marvelous, wonderful or remarkable.
Tribal • of or characteristics of a tribe or tribes.
Subverted • to overthrow (something established or existing) to cause the downfall, or ruin, or destruction of; to undermine the principles of.
Float • rest or move on or near the surface of a liquid without sinking.
Submissively • inclined or ready to submit; unresistingly or humble obedient.
Biographies • an account of someone’s life written by someone else.
Epics • a long poem, typically derived from oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of.
sullen • bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy.
Complicated • make (something) more difficult or confusing it to be more complex.
Extrinsic • not part of the essential nature of someone or something coming or operating from outside; comes from outside an individual; motivating external factors that provides rewards or satisfaction.
Explicate • to analyze and develop (an idea or a principle) in detail; to analyze (a literary work) in order to reveal its meaning; to give a detailed explanation of.
Scowl • an angry or bad-tempered expression; to contrast the brow in an expression of displeasure; to exhibit a threating aspect.
ambiguous • capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways; open to more than one interpretation; having double meaning.
incite • to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action.
Composure • a calmness or repose especially of mind, bearing, or appearance; self-controlled state of mind.
Intellectual • appealing to or engaging the power of knowing as distinguished from the power to feel and to will; the capacity for knowledge.
Impediment • any physical defect that obstructs the progress of easy speech by the means of an obstacle.
Semiliterate • able to read and write on an elementary level; able to read but unable to write; having limited knowledge or understanding.
Merit • claim to respect and praise; excellence; worth something that deserves or justifies a reward or commendation.
Superman and Me • Title • Author • When it appeared in The Los Angeles Times • Summarize the essay • I might give you quote and ask you to explain what was the purpose of it.
9/11 • What is it referring to and describe what happened. • The Man Who Saw It Coming Clip • Rick Rescorla • Who was he, what did he do, what did he predict, and how did he come to this conclusion.
In Praise of the F Word • Title • Author • When was it published • Summarize
Education • Be able to answer questions about your own education.
Actively Read • What are Quack Marks • Be able to actively read something using Quack Marks.
The Journey of Human self discovery • Be able to answer questions about your own journey.