AP Lit. Vocabulary #2

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Emaciated (adj.)

very thin due to hunger or disease; feeble.

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Wretched (adj.)

characterized by or attended with misery or sorrow.

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Conflagration (n)

a great, destructive fire.

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Trifling (adj.)

of slight worth, trivial, insignificant

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Countenance (n)

appearance; facial expression

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Benevolence (n)

kindness, compassion

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Daemon (n)

a divinity or supernatural being of nature between gods and humans

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Impertinent (adj.)

rude

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Poignant (adj.)

emotionally moving

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Cull (v)

select, weed out

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Eloquence (adj.)

the art of using language effectively and with fluency

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Sympathy (n)

harmony of or agreement feeling, as between persons or on a part of one person with respect to another

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Intoxicating (n)

exhilarating; exciting

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Ameliorate (v)

to make better or improve

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Indefatigable (adj.)

never tired

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Deplore (v)

to disapprove of; to regret strongly

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Procure (v)

to obtain

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Contrive (v)

to devise, plan, or managed; to form in an artistic manner

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Pittance (n)

a small amount, portion, or wage

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Doting (adj.)

excessively fond

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Pretension (n)

the quality of being arrogant; snobbish a false claim

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Penury (n)

extreme poverty

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Vagrants (n)

beggars

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Inmate (n)

person who dwells with other in the same house

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Celestial (adj.)

heavenly

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Cherub (n)

a person, especially a child, with a sweet chubby innocent face

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Chamois (n)

agile goat-like animal (sham-ee)

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Reverential (adj.)

deeply respectful

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Smitten (adj.)

very much in love

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Caprice (n)

an impulsive change of mind; fickle

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