List of Vocabulary for Unit Literature.
Reserved /riˈzərvd/ - slow to reveal emotion or opinions: he is a reserved, almost taciturn man.
Diffident /ˈdifidənt/ - modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence: a diffident youth.
Extravert (n,adv) - /ˈɛkstrəvəːt/ - an outgoing, socially confident person. Psychology a person predominantly concerned with external things or objective considerations.
Manual /ˈmanjʊ(ə)l/ - relating to or done with the hands: manual dexterity
Compendium /kəmˈpɛndɪəm/ - a collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject, especially in a book or other publication: an invaluable compendium of useful information about language
Anthology /anˈθɒlədʒi/ - a published collection of poems or other pieces of writing: an anthology of European poetry
Momoirs /ˈmɛmwɑː/ - an account written by a public figure of their life and experiences, typically for politicians or military men: a revealing passage from Khrushchev’s memoirs
Journal – /ˈjərnl/ a daily record which you do each day; an academic publication with new theories or reporting research published at regular intervals: Some scientist would not like to be published.
Diary /ˈdīərē/ - book in which one keeps a daily record of events and experiences: I resolved to keep a diary of events during the war
Blog /bläg/ - a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis: I will write about it in my travel blog; verb (blogs, blogging, blogged) it’s about a week since I last blogged
Evocative (scenes) /iˈväkətiv/ - bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind: powerfully evocative lyrics
Wry (humour) /rī/ - humour in the face of a bad situation: I saw a combination of wry humour and evocative scenes on his face.
Lugubrious setting /ləˈg(y)o͞obrēəsˈsetiNG// - rather dark and gloomy situation: he would be in a lugubrious setting.
Chilling /CHil/ - horrify or frighten (someone): the city was chilled by the violence.
Macabre /məˈkäbrə, -ˈkäb/ disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury: a macabre series of murders
Enigmatic tale /ˌenigˈmatik/ – powerful story that makes you interested: yesterday I read an enigmatic story about vampires.
Vivid insight /ˈvɪvɪd/ - producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind: memories of that evening were still vivid.
Whirlwind /ˈwəːlwɪnd/ - a column of air moving rapidly round and round in a cylindrical or funnel shapeused with reference to a very energetic person or a tumultuous process: a whirlwind of activity
To beckon ˈbɛk(ə)n/ - make a gesture with the hand, arm, or head to encourage or instruct someone to approach or follow: Miranda beckoned to Adam.
To incorporate /ɪnˈkɔːpəreɪt/ - take in or contain (something) as part of a whole; include: he has incorporated in his proposals a number of measuressome schemes incorporated all these variations.
Modest ˈmɒdɪst/ - unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements: he was a very modest man, refusing to take any credit for the enterprise.
Eccentric /ɪkˈsɛntrɪk, ɛk-/ - (of a person or their behaviour) unconventional and slightly strange: he noted her eccentric appearance.
Stingy stɪn(d)ʒi/ - mean; ungenerous: his boss is stingy and idle.
Brutal /ˈbruːt(ə)l/ - unpleasant or harsh: the brutal morning light.
Sinister ˈsɪnɪstə/ - giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen: there was something sinister about that murmuring voice.
Tyrant /ˈtʌɪr(ə)nt/ - a person exercising power or control in a cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary way: her father was a tyrant and a bully.
Atrocities /əˈtrɒsɪti/ - an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury: a textbook which detailed war atrocities.
Glare /glɛː/ - tare in an angry or fierce way: she glared at him, her cheeks flushing.
Savagely /ˈsavɪdʒli/ - cruel and vicious; aggressively hostile: a savage attack on the government.
Loath /ləʊθ/ - reluctant; unwilling: I was loath to leave.
Blunt (n,v) /blʌnt/ - (of a person or remark) uncompromisingly forthright: a blunt statement of fact.
Odd /ɒd/ - different to what is usual or expected; strange: the neighbours thought him very odd.
Depraved /dɪˈpreɪvd/ - morally corrupt; wicked: he was a depraved lecher.
Haughty /ˈhôtē/ - arrogantly superior and disdainful: a look of haughty disdain.
Sampling sɑːmp(ə)l/- get a representative experience of: sample some entertaining nights out in Liverpool.
Explore /ɪkˈsplɔː, ɛk-/ - travel through (an unfamiliar area) in order to learn about it: he explored the Fontainebleau forest.
Via ˈvʌɪə/ – travelling through (a place) en route to a destination: they came to Europe via Turkey.
Hilltop /ˈhɪltɒp/ - the summit of a hill.
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