Plot (n) Plot (noun) – “what happens” in a story; all the events in a story I loved the twist in the plot of the story “The Monkey’s Paw”. It was so unexpected! Climax (n) the most intense part of a story For the climax of the movie, I was literally sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see who would be revealed as the killer. Resolution (n) the ending and solution to a story At the resolution of the story, the characters apologized and started to hang out once more. Conflict (n) the main problem in a story The United States was about to enter into a conflict with Syria when Syria began to abuse their citizens. SETTING Setting (n) when and where a story takes place He wanted to propose to his girlfriend in the best setting: a park at sunset. SUSPENSE Suspense (n) a feeling of uncertainty; not knowing “how it will end” As the storm raged outside and began to tear pieces of the house apart, the family sat in suspense waiting to see what would become of them. Exposition (n) the main characters and setting of a story (beginning) The exposition of the story gave me the background I needed to understand what the story was about. Fumigate (v) to treat with chemicals or fumes Because of the fleas from my cat that seemed to take over the house, I had to fumigate everything in order to live there without being bitten. Sabotage (v) to destroy or damage intentionally (on purpose) Knowing Maria, I am sure it was her who tried to sabotage my date with the guy she used to like. Sentinel (n) a person or thing that watches or stands as if watching I asked my brother to act as a sentinel while I left my wallet in the car to pick up something outside.