Category: Glossary

Reproduction- Noun

Definition- The act of copying something like a document, book or even a sound.

Definition Location-

Where I first encountered this word- I remember encountering this word during the video that was played during English class regarding how mass production and the camera has changed the singular meaning or message of a drawing. When thinking about Reproduction I think about old VHS and the mass production of disney movies


Authenticity- Adjective

Definition- Something or someone that is real or genuine and that is not fake.

Definition Location-

I remember hearing this word again in the video played during English class and how reproduction of images has allowed an ease of access that has created various definitions for images such as The Mona Lisa and how famous authentic images can only be seen in one place. I remember this word by thinking of famous painting that are one of a kind in the sense of the history behind it rather copies of them that are not the real deal.


Juxtaposition- Adjective

Juxtaposition Definition- The act of placing two things side by side to create a comparison between the two.

Location of the Definition:

I encountered this word when being given the assignment of city limits in class that is due the 20th of October. The way I understand the word Juxtaposition is when I think about the poor and the rich when placing both side by side they contrast each other really well and show off the differences in their lifestyles.


Ambiguous- Adjective

Ambiguous Definition- When something is not defined clearly.

Location of the definition-

I encountered this word during the first few classes in Professor’s Spevack’s Way’s of Seeing class. When thinking of the word Ambiguous I think of things that aren’t easily defined such as when looking at a drawing or picture whose contrast of black and white are 50/50 and make it hard to distinguish what I’m truly looking at.



Not getting the praise or appreciation that is deserved

Encounter: This word was encountered during the reading of Reading Lucy Jennifer Egan

The word Unheralded is used to explain that something that doesn’t happen or is unexpected. An a person who is Unheralded does not receive the credit they deserve.



Sort or Kind

Refers to groups of people or objects

This word was first encountered during the reading of Reading Lucy Jennifer Egan. The word refers to groups or people and is a word used for categorizing.


Querulous- Adjective

Habitually complaining

This word was found during the reading of Reading Lucy by Jennifer Egan. The world querulous is defined as someone that is constantly complaining about an issue, the easiest way to remember this word is to think of somebody who is always complaining about something.


Obituary– Noun

An article in a newspaper about the life of someone who has recently died.

This word was first encountered in Reading Lucy by Jennifer Egan. The word Obituary relates to death and the media, to be specific an article in the newspaper about the life or a person who has recently passed away.


Corollary– Noun

Something that naturally follows or results from another thing

This word was first encountered in the reading of Reading Lucy by Jennifer Egan

This word deals with things that relate to one another and a more simplified definition would be cause and effect.



The quality or state of being mystified

This word was encountered in the list of words assigned by Professor Rosen as part of the glossary project.

Mystification relates to causing utter confusion upon somebody, therefore someone who is experiencing Mystification is someone who is experiencing confusion