Flashcards in Vocabulary Group 9 and 10 Deck (20):
Tribute; honor; praise
Both the Montagues and Capulets believed that marriage between their two families would not be a source of any accolade.
Support; prop up
Mattie always tried to bolster Ethan's feelings whenever he was down.
Ethan Frome desired for his letter to Zeena to remain cryptic, keeping it away from everyone.
Romeo and Juliet experienced quite the ephemeral love, starting at the time they met until their deaths.
A pleasure seeker
Holden Caulfield was a hedonist, living in the moment and going to different places in order to entertain himself.
Expression of regret or sorrow
With news of Tybalt's death and Romeo's banishment, Juliet expressed a lamentation seemingly for Tybalt, yet it was actually for Romeo.
Destroy; demolish; eradicate
Shylock's reputation was obliterated by Antonio, and he lost everything.
Fall suddenly and steeply
Mattie Silver and Ethan Frome attempted suicide by plummeting into the elm tree by way of sled, yet they lived.
Holden's resolution to not grow up and be "phony" was often challenged and tested by mature situations.
Ethan Frome was very tentative in his internal conflict between his conscience and his passion, always changing mindsets.
Romeo and Juliet's love was curtailed by their own families, due to their hatred of each other.
To agree to; give in to
Ethan acquiesced to Mattie's desire for them to commit suicide together, allowing his personal desires to overcome his judgement.
Arrogant, pompous language
Bombast is something that Holden always used, being a man of many words and profane speech.
The Capulets would never heed to their rivals, the Montagues.
Someone who appreciates good food and drink
Holden is not an epicure, for he does not partake in neither gourmet foods nor lavish dishes.
The Montagues and Capulets most likely made lampoons about each other, since they clashed often.
Romeo and Juliet were very much oblivious to the consequences of their reckless, early marriage.
Portia is behind a podium when speaking during the court
The shouts of the feuding Montagues and Capulets in Verona's streets were resonant through the city.