AP Lang - Unit 1 Vocab

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incredulous

unable or unwilling to believe something or completely unconvinced by it. disbelieving, skeptical, unbelieving

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credence

acceptance based on the degree to which something is believable belief, faith, trust

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assent

to accept a concept or course of action formally agreement, acceptance, approval

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sentient

capable of responding emotionally rather than intellectually. feel, perceive

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dissent

to disagree with a widely held or majority option disagreement, argument, dispute

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cogitate

to ponder

  • contemplate, consider, ponder*

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cognizance

knowledge or understanding

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cogent

forceful and convincing to the intellect and reason convincing, compelling, strong

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cognition

the mental faculty or process of acquiring knowledge by the use of reasoning, intuition, or perception. perception, discernment, apprehension

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reticent

unwilling to communicate very much, talk freely, or reveal all the facts about something. reserved, withdrawn, introverted

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begrudging

showing unwillingness to give somebody something or to let somebody be admired or praised. resent, grudge, envy

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dubious

not sure about an outcome or a conclusion; possibly dishonest or immoral. doubtful, uncertain, unsure, hesitant

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belligerence

the quality of being hostile, ready to start a fight, or ready to go to war hostile, aggressive, threatening

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emblematic

relating to, consisting or acting as an emblem symbolic, representative, indicative

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incursion

the act of flowing, running, or intruding into something, usually with unpleasant or damaging effects attack on, assault on, raid on

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dictatorial

imposing will on others; fond of telling others what to do or of using power or authority to make them do it

  • authoritarian, oppressive, imperious,*

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eulogize

to praise somebody or something very highly acclaim, praise

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vicissitudes

unexpected changes, especially in somebody's fortunes change, alteration, shift

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vilify

to make malicious and abusive statements about somebody

  • abuse, speak ill of, criticize*

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verbose

expressed in or using too many words wordy, loquacious, garrulous

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verbiage

an excess of words that add little or nothing to the meaning verbosity, wordiness, loquacity, superfluity

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pugnacious

inclined to fight or to be aggressive combative, aggressive, antagonistic, belligerent

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puerile

regarded as childishly silly or immature childish, immature, infantile

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proponent

somebody who advocates something advocate, supporter

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quixotic

motivated by an idealism that overlooks practical considerations; tending to act on impulse idealistic, romantic, visionary

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quotidian

commonplace; done or experienced on a daily basis. daily, everyday, day-to-day, diurnal

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intrinsic

belonging to something as one of the basic and essential features that makes it what it is inherent, innate, inborn, inbred

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extrinsic

not an essential part of something external, extraneous, exterior

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efficacy

the ability to produce the desired result effectiveness, success, productiveness

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ebb

to recede from the land, as the tide falls; to diminish or lesson in intensity receding, retreat, subsiding

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