EOG Vocabulary #2 Setting- the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place. Mood- a temporary state of mind or feeling. Conflict- a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one. Predict- say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something. Purpose- the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. contrast- the state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association. Compare- estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between. protagonist- the leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text. Climax- Plot- the main events of a play, novel, movie, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence.