AP Lit Vocab 2

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Efficacy

n. The power to produce an effect

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Mutability

n. prone to, or capable of change or being changed

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Inscrutable

adj. Not readily investigated, interpreted, or understood

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Amenable

adj. open and responsive to suggestion

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Intrinsic

adj. Belonging naturally; essential. Inborn.

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Emaciated

adj. Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or lack of food.

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Vehemence

n. The display of strong feeling; passion

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Countenance

n. A person’s face or facial expression

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Propound

v. put forward (an idea, theory, or point of view) for consideration

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Erudition

n. The quality of having or showing great knowledgeor learning; scholarship

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Abasement

n. Humiliation or degradation

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Palliate

v. make (a disease or it’s symptoms) less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause: alleviate, moderate

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Odious

adj. Extremely unpleasant; repulsive

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Machination

n. A plot or scheme, usually intended to cover up or decieve.

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Impalpable

adj. Unable to be felt by touch, not easily comprehended

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Defunct

adj. no longer existing or functioning

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Scurrilous

adj. Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.

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Malevolence

n. evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; maicious

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Semblance

n. The outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when reality is different

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Ethereal

adj. extremely delicate and lightin a way that seems to perfect for this world.

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Efficacy

the drug's _______ in curing TB was celebrated

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Mutabiliity

the very diversity of his fans suggest his ________.

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Inscrutable

Newspaper stories see the light of day for all sorts of strange and _________ reasons.

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Amenable

I think you will find us _______ to reason

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Intrinsic

she believes in the _______ superiority of home cooked food

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Emaciated

Looking at his weight to see if he's malnourished or ________ in any way.

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Vehemence

they speak with starry _______ about their project.

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Countenance

She was giving her specific _______ to the occasion.

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Propound

These works actively ______ the belief that the unexamined death is not worth dying.

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Erudition

They fancied themselves learned and assumed airs of _______.

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Abasement

She allows us to examine our own appetites for public _______ without feeling guilty.

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Palliate

They tried to ______ the hardship of their lives.

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Odious

he's one of the most ______ people you could ever meet

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Machination

After being caught running a _______ against his political rival, the ruthless candidate lost the election.

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Impalpable

The markets, as we know, function with that ________ factor called confidence.

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Defunct

a now ________ technology that only people over a certain age remember

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Scurrilous

These _______ and totally unfounded allegations will be proven false in a court room.

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Malevolence

No cache of arms has been found, no plans for future ________.

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Semblance

she tried to force her thoughts back into some _______ of order

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Ethereal

_________ music could be heard coming through the chapel window

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