Definitions Essay

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The Kite Runner and A Streetcar Named Desire |WORD |Part of Speech |Definition | |Congenital |Adjective |Having a particular trait from birth or by firmly established habit. | |Sentence |The infant’s birth defect was congenital and was later corrected by surgery. | |Melee |Noun |A confused fight, skirmish, or scuffle. | |Sentence |The warrior specializes in melee combat. | |Vehemently |Adjective |Forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction. | |Sentence |He vehemently denied his wife’s accusations against him. | |Nemesis |Noun |An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome. | |Sentence |Batman was the Joker's ultimate nemesis. | |Trepidation |Noun |A state of alarm or dread; apprehension. | |Sentence |The room was full of unfamiliar faces and I entered with trepidation. | |Gnarled |Noun |Rough, twisted, and weather-beaten in appearance.

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