Vocab List One: ;Truth and Poetry In The Book of Job; By Robert Alter

Inveigh
to disapprove; protest vehemently

Deign
to lower oneself before an inferior

Adumbration
(n.) a rougshsummary of the main aspects of an argument or theory; providing vague indications of something in advance

Comeuppance
deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke

Consonance
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in close proximity.

Irascible
Easily angered

Cosmogony
A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.

Ineluctable
not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable

Metonymy
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it

Ontological
Concerning the very essence or nature of a being. One of the ontological realities about humans is our sexuality. Being a male or female is an essential part of human nature

Incipient
beginning to come into being or to become apparent

Anthropomorphic
attributing human characteristics or qualities to objects, animals, or gods. (personification)

Fructification
Reproductive processes and organs of Flora.

Purblind
dim-sighted; practically blind; lacking understanding or imagination

Frame Story
story within a story

Systolic
The pressure measured in the arteries during contraction of the ventricles (during systole).

Jejune
(adj.) lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile

Vertiginous
causing dizziness, as from spinning or heights

Prerogative
(n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

Capricious
Changing one’s mind quickly and often