Mrs. Thompson Lit 134 October 2 Vocabulary
Characterization (n): the method a writer uses to revealthe personality traits of a character. Authors reveal the personality of each character through characterization, or by describing the character's physical appearance, thoughts, spoken words, and actions.
Imputation (n): An accusation. He hadn't done anything wrong, so he didn't like the imputation.
Parsimony (n): Stinginess. Despite his great wealth, the man was known for his parsimony.
Depreciate (v): To lessen the price or value of. The floodwater that soaked Anton's storage boxes depreciated his baseball card collection.
Prudence (n): Caution; good judgment. It was a dangerous place and therefore her prudence was wise.
Round Character (n): A character who shows varied and sometimes contradictory traits. Round characters typically have fully fleshed-out and multi-faceted personalities, backgrounds, desires, and motivations.
Flat Character (n): A character who reveals only one personality trait. Rather than being multi-dimensional, like a round character, a flat character tends to be one-dimensional.
Static Character (n): Remains the same throughout the story. Draco Malfoy is an example fo a static character. Although he gets many opportunities to grow and transform for the better, he prefers not to change.
Dynamic Character (n): Changes during the story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a clear example of a dynamic character. He goes from a miserly scrooge to a generous giver after encounters with three ghosts.
Stereotype (n): A generalization about a group of people that is made without regard for individual differences. While many people believe the stereotype all teenagers are lazy, their beliefs are false.