Meyer's AP English Language and Composition Vocab

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excoriate (v)

to denounce strongly

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nostalgia (n)

remembrance; longing for the past; homesickness

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barrage (n/v)

a curtain of artillery fire; any overwhelming attack, as of words or blows

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Pollyanna (n)

a person who is able to find happiness in the most disastrous situations

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conciliatory (adj)

making peace

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manifest (adj)

clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious

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peremptory (adj)

irrevocable; decisive; final; dictatorial

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histrionic (adj)

overly dramatic; theatrical

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replenish (v)

replace; renew; restock; refill

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condescend (v)

to patronize, to lower oneself

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equivocate (v)

to avoid giving a direct answer; to deceive; to be shifty

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disgruntled (adj)

being irritably dissatisfied or discontent

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belittle (v)

to put someone down; demean

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adamant (adj)

resolute; stubborn; inflexible

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belligerent (adj)

quarrelsome; ready to fight

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flippant (adj)

showing a rude attitude; shallowly humorous; disrespectful

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pragmatic (adj)

practical; matter of fact; down to earth

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obsequious (adj)

obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree

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admonish (v)

to caution or warn; to criticize or scold mildly, but firmly

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lionize (v)

to treat a person as a celebrity; to idolize

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bigot (n)

a person who is strongly partial to his or her own group, race, or religion

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integrity (n)

moral structure; honesty; trustworthiness; structural soundness

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concede (v)

to admit, often unwillingly, that something is true; to yield, as in a game or contest

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refute (v)

to rebut; invalidate; challenge; prove to be false

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heirloom (n)

a family possession handed down from generation to generation

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fulcrum (n)

the support which every lever turns; any prop or support

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insinuate (v)

to suggest or hint slyly; convey an idea by indirect, subtle means

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affluent (adj)

wealthy; rich

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discreet (adj)

careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions, especially in order to avoid using offense of to gain an advantage

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inflammatory (adj)

likely to excite strong feelings, especially of anger; tending to arouse and excite the emotions; firey

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unwieldy (adj)

difficult to handle or manage

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quarry (n)

an animal that is being hunted down, especially dogs

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acquiesce (v)

to agree passively; comply; consent

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contemptuous (adj)

feeling contempt; disdainful; scornful

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inexorable (adj)

inevitable; unavoidable

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incapacitate (v)

to make unfit; to deprive of physical and mental qualities; to handicap

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cliché (n)

an overused expression or idea; a commonplace saying

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tacit (adj)

without words or speech; implicit

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induce (v)

to persuade to do something; to cause to happen; to influence; to stimulate

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foster (v)

to encourage the development or growth of; to nurture

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glib (adj)

showing little forethought or preparation

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amass (v)

to gather and accumulate

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imperative (adj/n)

extremely important or urgent; unavoidable

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excoriate (v)

to denounce strongly###nostalgia (n)

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