AP Lang - Vocabulary (Group 2)

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baffle (v.)

bewilder; perplex; fill with confusion; puzzle; frustrate

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baffling (adj.)

frustrating; bewildering

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cinema (n.)

movies; motion-picture industry

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cinematography (n.)

art of making motion pictures

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despise (v.)

look down on with contempt or disgust; loathe; regard as inferior

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despicable (adj.)

worthy of contempt; contemptible

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ebullient (adj.)

overflowing with enthusiasm; exuberant; effervescent; high-spirited; vivacious

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ebullience (n.)

exuberance

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exaggerate (v.)

overstate; go beyond the limits of the actual truth; magnify

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exaggeration (n.)

overstatement

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exhort (v.)

arouse by words; advise strongly; urge

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exhortation (n.)

urgent recommendation or advice

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expertise (n.)

specialized skill or technical knowledge, know-how; expertness

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finicky (adj.)

excessively concerned with trifles or details, hard to please; fussy; particular; fastidious; persnickety

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gall (v.)

make sore; irritate mentally; annoy; vex

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gall (n.)

brazen boldness; nerve

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inane (adj.)

lacking significance or sense; pointless; silly; insipid; jejune; vapid

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inanity (n.)

foolishness; shallowness

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indemnify (v.)

compensate for loss, damage, or injury; reimburse; repay

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Occident (n.)

west; countries of America and Europe

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occidental (adj.)

western

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peruse (v.)

read; look at faintly attentively; study

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perusal (n.)

reading; study

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scuffle (v.)

struggle at close question in a rough and confused manner; wrestle; grapple

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scuffle (n.)

brawl; fight

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spurn (v.)

trust aside with disdain or contempt; reject

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stipend (n.)

fixed pay for services; salary; regular allowance awarded a scholarship winner

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surveillance (n.)

close watch over a person, group, or area; supervision

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tepid (adj.)

moderately warm; lukewarm

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tepidly (adj.)

unenthusiastically; lukewarmly

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wager (v.)

risk (something) on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; gamble; bet

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wager (n.)

bet

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wane (v.)

decrease in power or size; dwindle; decline; sink

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