7th Grade Vocab Packet #1

Catechism

a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians

Climax

Most exciting moment of the story; turning point

Conflict

A struggle between opposing forces

Conviction

a strong belief or opinion

Elective

optional

Exposition

a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.

Falling Action

Events after the climax, leading to the resolution

Resolution

End of the story where loose ends are tied up

Rising Action

Events leading up to the climax

Scowl

a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

Sheepishly

with a bashful or embarrassed look

Siberia

The northeastern sector of Asia or the Eastern half of Russia.

Squirm

to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)

Tinny

having a displeasingly thin, metallic sound

Wobbly

tending to move unsteadily from side to side.