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disparate
fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar
discordant
Being at odds, conflicting, not in harmony.
pluralistic
having multiple parts or aspects
interwoven
adj. combined
diverse
differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: | variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
coalesce
to grow together to form a single whole
descendant
n. people who are the offspring of an ancestor
stock
n. descendants of a particular individual or ethnic group, family, or lineage
minority
n. group of people that differs in some way from the larger population
naturalization
n. process of becoming a citizen
faction
n. group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc., working against another group
assimilation
n. process of adapting to the culture of an adopted country
anticipated
v. eagerly expected
infatuated
adj. briefly but intensely in love
enthralled
v. captivated
devoted
adj. loving, loyal, and concerned with another's well-being
elation
n. great happiness and excitement
impulse
a sudden strong urge, usually done without thinking
conflict
n. struggle, problem, or fight
sequence
n. order, as a linear order of steps or events
exposition
introduction of the initial situation, conflict, setting, and characters of a story
climax
the height of the conflict; the most intense, exciting, or important point of something
analogy
a comparison between two or more things that are similar in some ways but otherwise unalike
author's purpose
author's reason for writing, which include to inform, persuade, entertain, and describe
diction
an author's choice of words, range of vocabulary, use of slang and colloquial language, and level of formality
breadth
distance from side to side
bemoan
to complain or express unhappiness
bigotry
intolerance towards those with different opinions
conundrum
a confusing or difficult problem
communism
a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
gilded
covered thinly in gold
hostile
unfriendly or aggressive
incendiary
adj. designed to cause fires
mongrel
mixed-breed animal
notion
a belief or idea
ostracism
exclusion from a group or society
tenuous
very weak; slender, thin, or fine
vex
make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters
fateful
adj. having far-reaching and typically disastrous consequences or implications
dis-
prefix meaning not, apart, or away
-nat
root meaning "birth" or "to be born"
internal conflict
a character in conflict with himself or herself
monologue
an uninterrupted speech, often used in drama
external conflict
when main character struggles against an outside force