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Death of a Salesman Vocabulary Flashcards

Death of a Salesman Vocabulary Flashcards
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Fob
A small chain or strap attached to an ornament, often a watch
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Simonize
To polish a car, as with wax
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Valise
A little traveling bag, carrying case, or suitcase
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Anemic
Weak, low energy, lacking in vitality
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Pompous
Acting in a way that is arrogant, self-important, or annoyingly grand
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Idealist
A person who is guided by ideals and who imagines ideal scenarios, sometimes without regard for practical or realistic concerns
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Reminiscences
Memories, recalling to mind experiences from long ago
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Crestfallen
Disappointed, to feel low due to shattered hopes or shame
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Mercurial
A way to describe someone with moods that shift rapidly; like mercury in an old thermometer, one whose moods go up and down
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Jovial
Jolly, cheerful
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards reviews vocabulary from Arthur Miller's award-winning American drama, Death of a Salesman. Learn these vocabulary words to better understand what is happening in the play, and to get a clear vision of Willie Loman's lifetime struggles. Knowing the meaning of these words is also helpful as you think critically about this play, write about it, or discuss it with friends or classmates.

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Jovial
Jolly, cheerful
Mercurial
A way to describe someone with moods that shift rapidly; like mercury in an old thermometer, one whose moods go up and down
Crestfallen
Disappointed, to feel low due to shattered hopes or shame
Reminiscences
Memories, recalling to mind experiences from long ago
Idealist
A person who is guided by ideals and who imagines ideal scenarios, sometimes without regard for practical or realistic concerns
Pompous
Acting in a way that is arrogant, self-important, or annoyingly grand
Anemic
Weak, low energy, lacking in vitality
Valise
A little traveling bag, carrying case, or suitcase
Simonize
To polish a car, as with wax
Fob
A small chain or strap attached to an ornament, often a watch
Philandering
A way to describe a man who has frequent sexual affairs with women
Studebaker
The name of a well-known car company from the first half of the 20th century
Carte Blanche
A 'free pass' to do as one likes
Ignoramus
Someone considered dumb or ignorant
Louse
A small insect that lives on people. More commonly, louse is used as an adjective to describe a jerk or a bad person (by the unflattering comparison to the insect)
Contemptuous
Feeling contempt, or otherwise feeling or showing that something is worthy of scorn and disapproval
Proposition
A proposed plan
Elegiacally
Like an elegy (a sad poem or song common at funerals), something done in a mournful way
Requiem
A ceremony or piece of music for remembering the dead, or some other token or action done as a remembrance
Flashbacks
Literary devices that allow the reader to see a character's memories, out of sequence in the flow of events. Flashbacks are used throughout Death of a Salesman.

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