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English 11

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Psychoanalysis - a method of studying the mind and treating mental and emotional disorders
        based on revealing and investigating the role of the unconscious mind
Modernism - as a movement in the arts, 1929, from modern (q.v.). The word dates to 1737 in the
        sense of "deviation from the ancient and classical manner"
Advent - arrival
Anomie - a state or condition of individuals or society characterized by a breakdown or absence
        of social norms and values, as in the case of uprooted people.
Camaraderie - comradeship; good-fellowship.
Adaptation - something produced by adapting: an adaptation of a play for television.
Fevered - intense nervous excitement
Render - to cause to be or become; make: to render someone helpless.
Ethereal - light, airy, or tenuous: an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.
Pallid - pale
Plateau - a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land
        on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.
Verification - establishment of the correctness of a theory, fact, etc
Claim - an assertion of something as true, real, or factual: he made claims for his innocence
Wannabe - a person who desires to be, or be like, someone or something else: a group of Marilyn
        Monroe wannabes
Slovenly - untidy or unclean in appearance or habits.
Alliteration-prone – tending to use alliteration
Alienated - made indifferent or hostile
Absurdist - of, pertaining to, or dealing with absurdism or the absurd (the quality or condition of
        existing in a meaningless and irrational world).
Surrealist - a movement in art and literature in the 1920s, which developed esp from dada,
        characterized by the evocative juxtaposition of incongruous images in order to include
        unconscious and dream elements
Farce - a light, humorous play in which the plot depends upon a skillfully exploited situation
        rather than upon the development of character.
Putrescence – becoming putrid: a state of foul decay or decomposition, as animal or vegetable
        matter; rotten.
Superimposed - Movies, Television. to print (an image) over another image so that both are seen
        at once: The credits were superimposed over the opening scene.
Uncanny - having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary
        or normal; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of foreseeing trouble.
Buffoonery – clowning around
Cipher - a method of secret writing using substitution or transposition of letters according to a
        key; code

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