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The Awakening Vocabulary (ZCHS AP Lit & Comp)

The Awakening Vocabulary (ZCHS AP Lit & Comp)

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Zionsville Community High School's AP Literature & Composition classes have to learn and memorize sets of tonal vocabulary for books that they read (in this case "The Awakening") for tests every month or so.

Items (13)

  • Apathetic

    Indifferent due to lack of energy or concern

  • Bantering

    Playful or witty

  • Condescending

    Possessing a feeling of superiority

  • Conventional

    Lacking originality, spontaneity, and individuality

  • Earnest

    Intense, sincere state of mind

  • Elegiac

    Mournful, lamenting, sorrowful

  • Lyrical

    Expressing a poet's inner feelings; emotional; full of images; song-like

  • Melodramatic

    Emotional or dramatic in a way that is very extreme or exaggerated

  • Obsequious

    Polite and obedient in order to gain something

  • Oppressive

    Overwhelming or depressive to the spirit or senses; unreasonably burdensome or severe

  • Poignant

    Painfully affecting the feelings; emotionally cutting, piercing, touching; designed to make an impression

  • Quizzical

    Odd, eccentric, amusing

  • Romantic

    Fanciful, impractical, unrealistic; dominated by idealism;