Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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abstract

(adj.) 1. Difficult to understand; 2. apart from concrete, real things

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cinema

(n.) 1. movies or motion pictures; 2. a movie theater

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colossal

(adj.) enormous in size; huge; vast

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critical

(adj.) tending to find fault or judge harshly

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feign

(v.) 1. to pretend; 2. to give a false appearance of

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imaginative

(adj.) having the power to invent or call to mind new images, pictures, or ideas

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incapable

(adj.) without ability

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inspiration

(n.) a person, place, or thing that provokes thought or emotion that aids in creation

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jeer

(v.) 1. to speak or shout mockingly; 2. to tease or laugh at

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lyrical

(adj.) 1. expressing feelings in strong, emotional words; 2. poetic

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modest

(adj.) 1. having a moderate vision of one's own value; humble; 2. not extreme

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option

(n.) choice or the right to choose

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preferable

(adj.) more desirable

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proposal

(n.) 1. a suggested plan or scheme; 2. the act of suggesting something

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racket

(n.) a piece of sports equipment with a handle and a round or oval frame with tightly laced strings, used to hit a ball; 2. a loud noise; 3. an illegal business

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reassure

(v.) to return someone to confidence

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revoke

(v.) 1. to withdraw; 2. to cancel

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severe

(adj.) stern, harsh, or strict; 2. of an extreme, sharp, or violent nature

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shrine

(n.) a place or container for sacred relics; 2. a place dedicated to someone who has died

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suspense

(n.) 1. the state of being anxious as a result of uncertainty; 2. the state of mental uncertainty; indecision

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(c.) consolidate

(v.) to combine into one whole

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(c.) frugal

(adj.) tight with money or resources

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(c.) levity

(n.) lack of seriousness

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(c.) pseudonym

(n.) a false name used by an author; also known as a pen name

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(c.) rational

(adj.) 1. having reason or understanding; 2. reasonable

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