AP Lang - Vocabulary (Group 1)

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ameliorate (v.)

become better; make better; improve; enhance

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amelioration (n.)

improvement

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conserve (v.)

keep from waste, loss, or decay; save

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conservation (n.)

preservation from loss, injury, or waste

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conservationist (n.)

one who advocates the conservation of natural resources

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detriment (n.)

injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage

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detrimental (adj.)

harmful, damaging

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exotic (adj.)

  1. Introduced from another country; foreign

  2. Strikingly unusual; strange

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folly (n.)

lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking

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formerly (adv.)

in an earlier period; previously

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former (adj.)

preceeding; previous

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harmony (n.)

peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquility; concord

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harmonious (adj.)

friendly; amicable

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ignore (v.)

refuse to take notice of; disregard

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ignoramus (n.)

ignorant, stupid person; dunce; dolt; dullard; nincompoop

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impediment (n.)

something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle

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impede (v.)

interfere with or slow the progress of; hinder; obstruct

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indolent (adj.)

disposed to avoid exertion; lazy; idle; lethargic

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indolence (n.)

idleness; laziness

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intact (adj.)

untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured

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invalid (adj.)

not binding in law; having no force or effect; void; nugatory

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invalidate (v.)

abolish; annual

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invalid (n.)

sickly or disabled person

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noncarcinogenic (adj)

not producing, or tending to produce, cancer

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parsimonious (adj.)

unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted

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parsimony (n.)

stinginess; parsimoniousness

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raze (v.)

destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level

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reticent (adj.)

inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative

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reticence (n.)

restraint in communicating

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retire (v.)

  1. Withdraw from active duty or business

  2. go to bed

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retort (v.)

answer; reply sharply or angrily

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retort (n.)

quick, witty, or sharp reply; answer

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subvert (v.)

overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine

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subversion (n.)

sabotage; undermining

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tractable (adj.)

easily led, taught or controlled; yielding; docile; amenable

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tractability (n.)

obedience

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