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Glossary of cask of amontillado 2

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setting
where and when the story takes palce
point of view
who's telling the story
protagonist
the main character, narrator
antagonist
opposing force
conflict
man vs. himself, fight between opposing forces
climax
always found at end, point of highest interest, conflict is resolved
inimitable
matchless
predisposes
biased
prodigious
vast
expiated
atonement
diametrically
exactly opposite
placid
tranquil
caprice
whim
aquiline
hooked
fathom
understand
volition
choice
abstruse
hard to understand
erudition
extensive learning
metaphysical
abstract
therealism
spiritual
transendentalism
philosophical
effulgence
bright
peremptorily
authoritatively
imbued
permeate
imbibed
drink
incipient
beginning
succint
concise
tinctured
tinted
peevish
cross
debauch
corrupt
procuring
to obtain by effort
perverseness
warped
odious
repulsive
pertinacity
persistant
inscrutability
baffling
anomalous
abnormal
infamy
bad reputation
melancholy
sad
sojourn
visit
alleviation
lessen, lighten
undeviating
unvarying, steady
transient
fleeting
impetuous
hasty
prolixity
tedious, long
tumultuous
disorderly
precluded
prevent
immolation
kill as a sacrifice
retribution
given as reward or punishment
absconded
to leave secretly
virtuoso
skilled in the fine arts
surmounted
to rise above
distilled
purified, seperated

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