AP Lit Vocab Unit #7

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allay

to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve.

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allay synonyms

reduce, alleviate, moderate

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allay antonyms

aggravate, exacerbate, intensify

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bestial

beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

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bestial syn

animalistic, loathsome

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bestial ant

human, clement, virtuous, upright

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convivial

festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

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convivial syn

fun-loving, jovial, merry

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convivial ant

dour, sullen, unsociable

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coterie

a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, a group of people with a common interest.

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coterie syn

clique, set

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counterpart

a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement

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counterpart syn

match

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demur

to object or take exception to; an objection

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demur syn

protest, object to

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demur ant

assent to, consent to, accept, agree to

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effrontery

shameless boldness, impudence

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effrontery syn

chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek

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effrontery ant

shyness, diffidence, timidity

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embellish

to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

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embellish syn

garish

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embellish ant

strip, mar, disfigure

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ephemeral

lasting only a short time, short-lived

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ephemeral syn

transient, evanescent, transitory

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ephemeral ant

durable, long lasting, permanent, perpetual

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felicitous

appropiate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

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felicitous syn

fortunate, well-put

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felicitous ant

inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy

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furtive

done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

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furtive syn

covert, surreptitious

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furtive ant

aboveboard, open

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garish

glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way

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garish syn

gaudy, flashy

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garish ant

subdued, muted, understated, quiet

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illusory

misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality

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illusory syn

specious, spurious, imaginary

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illusory ant

actual, real, factual, objective

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indigent

needy, impoverished

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indigent syn

penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute

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indigent ant

affluent, prosperous

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inordinate

far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

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inordinate syn

exorbitant, extravagant

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inordinate ant

reasonable, equitable

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jettison

to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome

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jettison syn

cast off, discard, dump, junk

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jettison ant

conserve, retain, hold, keep

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misanthrope

a person who hates or despises people

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misanthrope syn

people-hater

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pertinacious

very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or set of beliefs; hard to get rud of, refusing to be put off or denied

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pertinacious syn

stubborn, determined

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picayune

of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded

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picayune syn

piddling, trifling

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picayune ant

important, significant

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raiment

clothing, garments

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raiment syn

apparel, attire

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