AP Lang Vocab Lessons 5-6

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apocalypse (noun)

-a prophetic (predicting what will happen in the future) revelation, disclosure, or discovery -the complete final destruction of the world, as described in the biblical book of Revelation

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inimical (adjective)

unfriendly, hostile, harmful in effect (can be used when health is concerned, a poor diet, smoking etc)

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Vagary (noun)

an unpredictable action or notion/idea

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austere (adjective)

-stern; unadorned; forbidding in manner or appearance

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parochial (adjective)

confined or restricted as if within the border of a parish (religion)

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demagogue (noun)

a leader who makes false promises to gain power

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truckle (verb)

to submit, to yield obsequiously, or to act in a subservient (prepared to obey others unquestioningly) manner

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torpor (noun)

activity/state that is lacking in energy, sluggish in functioning

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licentious (adjective)

freedom relative to moral discipline, sexual restraint, or behaving in a manner inconsistent with rules and standards imposed by a society

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charisma (noun)

personal charm that allows one to hold sway over people

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vestige (noun)

a trace or visible sign left behind by something vanished or lost (footprint)

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peremptory (adjective)

absolute, final, leaves no room for discussion, not negotiable

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audacious (adjective)

bold, adventurous, intrepid, reckless

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monolithic (adjective)

anything that is one massive whole, exhibiting solid conformity and one harmonious pattern throughout

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obelisk (noun)

-a four-sided monolithic (one stone) pillar, tapering as it rises and terminating in a pyramid -a mark of reference (an inverted spit or dagger) found in textbooks

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akimbo (adjective, adverb)

the expression "arms akimbo" means a position in which a person's hands are placed on the hips with the elbows extended outward

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cursory (adjective)

superficially done; done hastily without taking notes of details

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eponym (noun)

the person whom something is named after

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penchant (noun)

a strong taste or liking for something, a preference

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asinine (adjective)

silly, stupid, uninteligent

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