AP Lit Vocab 1-7

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Impetuous

characterized by sudden or rash action or emotion

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Propitious

presenting favorable conditions

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Gambol

-v-to skip or frolic

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Capricious-a-

given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.

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Incredulous-a-

unwilling or unable to believe something

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Diffident

-a- modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence.

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Precocious

-a-having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.

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Meretricious

  • attractive in appearance but having in reality no value or integrity

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Indefatigable-

a- incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring.

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Epigram

-n- a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way, idiom

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Mutability

-n- the quality of ability to change or be altered

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Mien

-n- a person's look or manner, esp. one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood.

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Febrile

showing signs/symptoms of a fever

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Imperious

-a- domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing

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Nonplus

-v- to render utterly perplexed, to puzzle

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Confound

-v- to perplex, to amaze, to surprise

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Droll

amusing in an odd way

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Despotic

tyrannical, authoritarian

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Sanguine

optimistic or positive

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Propitiate

to win or regain favor by doing something that pleases -v-

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Adulation

flattery,excessive admiration or praise -n-

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Culpable

deserving blame, at fault

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Wry

dryly humorous, ironic,

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Blasé

unimpressed or indifferent

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Impalpable

unable to be felt or sensed by touch

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Derisive

expressing contempt or ridicule, mocking

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Behemoth

something enormous in size or power -n-

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Reprobate

an unprincipled, depraved person -n-

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Redolent

having a pleasant odor, fragrant

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Bellicose

eager to fight, hostile

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Furtive

sly,secretive, stealthy

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Choleric

extremely irritable, easily angered

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Plaintive

sad, mournful

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Perfidious

deceitful, untrustworthy

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misanthrope

a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society -n-

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fervid

intensely or overly enthusiastic

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profligate

recklessly extravagant or wasteful in using resources

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indecorous

improper, indecent

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expiate

to atone for, to make amends for -v-

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equanimity

mental calmness, or composure in difficult scenarios -n-

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sententious

self righteous, overly moralistic or judgmental

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penurious

extremely poor or poverty stricken; stingy, penny-pinching

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arrogate

to take or to claim something without reason or permission -v-

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soporific

characterized by causing drowsiness or sleepiness

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insuperable

impossible to overcome

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ameliorate

to improve or to make better -v-

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pragmatic

practical, sensible, logical

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turbid

cloudy, opaque, murky, unclear

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ascetic

a person who practices severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons -n-

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indomitable

impossible to subdue or defeat

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Errant

erring or straying from the proper course or standards; wrong

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Solecism

a grammatical mistake in speech or writing -n-

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Languid

showing a dislike for physical exertion or effort; slow

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Ebullient

cheerful; full of energy

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debauchery

excess indulgence in sexual pleasures -n-

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Intractable

hard to control or deal with

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Assail

to make an intentional violent attack on -v-

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Prurient

characterized by an excessive interest in sexual matters

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Ruminate

think deeply and repeatedly about a matter -v-

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Corporeal

of or relating to a person's physical body

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Palliate

to make less severe or less unpleasant without removing the cause; to ease -v-

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Supercilious

behaving or looking as though one is superior to others; extremely arrogant

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Turgid

swollen or bloated

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Beget

to bring a child into; to give rise to or to bring about -v-

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glib

(describing words or the person speaking them) insincere, shallow, smooth talking

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prudent

sensible, well thought out with regard to the future, wise

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idyllic

extremely happy or peaceful, perfect, blissful

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discursive

characterized by digressing from subject to subject, rambling, wordy, long-winded

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quixotic

exceedingly idealistic, unrealistic, or impractical

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obsequious

servile, excessively obedient or attentive

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obeisance

-n-deferential respect, homage, or reverence

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consummate

-v- to make a marriage complete or official by having sexual intercourse

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presumptuous

(describing a person) overconfident, arrogant, assuming to know the best

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equivocal

open to more than one interpretation, ambiguous

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garrulous

excessively talkative esp. on trivial matters, chatty

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venerable

worthy of great respect b/c of age, wisdom, or character

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bedlam

-n- a state of madness, chaos, confusion, or disorder

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fatuous

silly, pointless, stupid, idiotic

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nascent

(esp of a process)- to be in the early stages of, developing, just beginning,

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laudable

(esp of an action or idea) praiseworthy, commendable, admirable

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irrevocable

not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered

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amity

feeling of friendship between people or groups -n-

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strident

loud and harsh sounding; shrill; piercing

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phlegmatic

(of a person) having an unemotional or calm disposition

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