Flashcards in 3-6 Deck (20):
failing to produce the intended result
spread (a report or rumor) widely
(of behavior) scornful and insulting; insolent
a formal pronouncement from an authoritative source
establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe, or secret place
characterized by attack on cherished beliefs or institutions
the literary and artistic narrative technique of relating a story from the midpoint, rather than the beginning. In an in medias res narrative, the story opens with dramatic action rather than exposition setting up the characters and situation. .
in media res
destructive to both sides in a conflict.
ineffective or bungling; clumsy.
self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness
exert a modifying or controlling influence on.
the fact of knowing something before it takes place; foreknowledge.
a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something
quid pro quo
the ancient Roman festival of Saturn in December, which was a period of general merrymaking and was the predecessor of Christmas.
a piece of fine-grained dark schist or jasper formerly used for testing alloys of gold by observing the color of the mark that they made on it.
emotionally disturbing or distressing.
spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.