AP English Vocab Set 1

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Audacity

boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions

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Flaunt

to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly

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Chagrin

a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation

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Wry

bitterly or disdainfully ironic or amusing

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Arbitrary

subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one's discretion

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Callous

insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic

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Levy

an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force

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Buttress

to support by a buttress; prop up

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Presage

to portend, foreshow, or foreshadow

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Reprehensible

deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy

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Casual

of, constituting, or implying a cause

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Inductive

of, relating to, or employing logical induction; broadly applying that which is specific to that which is general

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Antithetical

directly opposed or contrasted; opposite

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Apprehension

anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil

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Fortitude

mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously

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Clandestine

characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, especially for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious

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Culpable

deserving blame or censure; blameworthy

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Civil

adhering to the norms of polite social interaction; not deficient in common courtesy

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Juxtapose

to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast

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Ad Hominem

attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument; appealing to one's prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one's intellect or reason

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Emancipation

the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation

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Retrospective

directed to the past; contemplative of past situations, events, etc

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Illicit

not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful

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Allude

to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion

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Intimate

to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest

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Validate

to make valid; substantiate; confirm

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Epigraph

an suitable and relevant quotation at the beginning of a book, chapter, etc

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Agnostic

a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience

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Affluence

abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth; an abundant supply, as of thoughts or words; profusion

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Sanctity

holiness, saintliness, or godliness; sacred or hallowed character

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Divinity

the quality of being divine; divine nature; deity; godhood; a divine being; God

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Psychoanalysis

a systematic structure of theories concerning the relation of conscious and unconscious psychological processes

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Mysticism

a doctrine of an immediate spiritual intuition of truths believed to transcend ordinary understanding, or of a direct, intimate union of the soul with God through contemplation

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Taboo

proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable

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Benighted

intellectually or morally ignorant; unenlightened; backward, primitive, crude, uncultivated

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Subordinate

placed in or belonging to a lower order or rank; of less importance; secondary; subject to or under the authority of a superior

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Repulsive

capable of causing repulsion; serving to repulse

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Irony

a literary technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated

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Subterranean

existing, situated, or operating below the surface of the earth; underground

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Penchant

a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something

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Misandry

hatred of males

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Amalgam

a mix of different elements

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Equestrian

of or relating to horseback riding or horseback riders

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Indelible

making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like; that cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed

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Epitome

a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class

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