AP Lang & Comp: Vocabulary List 3

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Abominate

(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for

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Acculturation

(n.) assimilation to a different culture, typically the dominant one

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Adventitious

(adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character

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Ascribe

(v.) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source)

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Circuitous

(adj.) roundabout, not direct

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Commiserate

(v.) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress

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Enjoin

(v.) instruct or urge (someone) to do something

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Expedite

(v.) to make easy, cause to progress faster

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Expiate

(v.) to make amends, make up for

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Ferment

(n.) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; (v.) to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action

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Inadvertent

(adj.) resulting from or marked by lack of attention

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Nominal

(adj.) existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously

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Noncommittal

(adj.) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no

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Peculate

(v.) to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use

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Proclivity

(n.) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)

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Sangfroid

(n.) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances

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Seditious

(adj). resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

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Tenuous

(adj.) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance

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Vitriolic

(adj.) bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)

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Wheedle

(v.) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end

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