AP Lit Vocab

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admonition

a warning or reprimand

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discursive

digressing from subject to subject; rambling

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facetious

not serious; flippant

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inconspicuous

unnoticeable; discreet

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indignant

feeling or showing anger at what is perceived as unfair treatment; resentful

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pastoral

associated with country or farm life

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reproach

to scold or admonish

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8

self-effacement

humility; modesty

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9

BIBLIO

BOOK

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10

CHRONO

TIME

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amorous

passionate; affectionate

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candid

honest; straightforward

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colloquial

used in ordinary/familiar conversation

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convivial

pleasant; welcoming

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fervid

fiery and impassioned

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pedantic

overly concerned with minute details

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placid

calm

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qualm

doubt/apprehension

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BENE

GOOD

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MAL

BAD

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ardor

enthusiasm

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22

ascetic

characterized by self-denial

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degradation

shame or disgrace

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didactic

instructive

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miser

a penny-pincher or cheapskate

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obliged

compelled or required

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scathing

hurtful or bitter

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vindictive

spiteful or revengeful

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JUR

LAW

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LOGY

SCIENCE

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annihilation

total destruction

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32

bulwark

fortification or fortress

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33

confer

to consult

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crudity

simplicity

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delude

to fool or mislead

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undulant

having a rising and falling motion/appearance like that of waves

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furtive

secretive; sneaky

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pristine

immaculate; pure

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PATH

FEEL

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DOC

TEACH

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beset

overwhelmed

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digression

an aside or deviation

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fickle

indecisive

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incongruous

inconsistent; out of place

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incredulity

disbelief; skepticism

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pathos

a quality that evokes sadness or pity

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quasi

pseudo or would-be

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repartee

a conversation marked by quick, witty comments or replies

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AUDI

HEAR

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SUB

UNDER

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adoration

deep love, respect; worship

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ascribe

attribute something to a person or period

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entreaty

an earnest or humble request

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54

mendacious

not telling the truth; lying

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parse

to analyze or deconstruct

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reproof

blame or disapproval

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syllogism

logical reasoning with a conclusion drawn from 2 premises

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valiant

brave; courageously determined

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GRAPH

WRITE

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LOGOS

WORD, STUDY

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bereaved

deprived of a friend/relative through their death

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coy

false shyness to be alluring

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deference

humble submission and respect

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formidable

inspiring fear/respect

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haughty

arrogantly superior

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idiosyncrasy

distinctive and peculiar feature

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obscure

not discovered/known about

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timorous

suffering from fear/lack of confidence

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NULL

NONE

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PHOTO

LIGHT

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capricious

given to sudden changes of mood/behavior

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duplicitous

deceitful

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exhortation

an address urging someone to do something

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indiscriminatory

done at random without careful judgement

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malice

the intention/desire to do evil

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redundant

unnecessary

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supercilious

acting as though one is superior to others

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ARCHY

GOVERNMENT

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CRED

BELIEVE

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complacent

unconcerned; disinterested

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denounce

publicly declare to be wrong/evil

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errant

straying from the proper course; misbehaving

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euphemism

a more mild synonym

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84

frugal

thrifty/economical

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85

malign

to speak in a spitefully critical manner

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86

tincture

a small amount

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unimpeachable

entirely trustworthy

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88

DYNA

POWER

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PHIL

LOVE

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90

ambivalent

having mixed feelings/ideas

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91

assuage

to soothe; relieve

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92

disdain

contempt/scorn

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dispensation

exemption from a rule/usual requirement

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94

façade

the face of a building/outward appearance

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95

feign

to pretend

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negligible

small/insignificant

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precarious

likely to fall/collapse; uncertain

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MANU

HAND

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PAC

PEACE

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