AP Lang Vocab 7-8

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penury

(noun) poverty, absence of resources, destitution, dire need

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explicate

(verb) to provide a detailed explanation (great detail, useful)

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obfuscate

(verb) to confuse, to obscure, to darken

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excoriate

(verb) to censure (express severe disapproval of) in a critical manner

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impunge

(verb) to have something opposed or attacked as false

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cozen

(verb) -to deceive by petty trickery or fraud -to persuade someone to do something by wheedling

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emulate

(verb) to strive to be equal or to excel, to imitate

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obtuse

(adjective) -lacking sharpness of mind -blunt, dull

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adamant

(adjective) unyielding, inflexible, especially in the face of opposition

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virulent

(adjective) extremely toxic (disease, virus, or potion)

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exurb

(noun) areas found outside a city and beyond what are usually classified as suburbs

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exult

(verb) to leap up brought about by joy and jubilation

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euphemism

(noun) a substitute word or expression that is used to avoid a word or expression that might offend some individuals or suggest to them that which is unpleasant

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flatulent

(adjective) to be pompous, pretentious, without real substance or worth

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facade

(noun) a false appearance (an artificial or deceptive front)

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euphoria

(noun) a feeling of great happiness or well-being (feeling often unexplainable)

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expatiate

(verb) to speak or write in great length (never ending, a waste, not a good thing)

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heinous

(adjective) something (usually a deed) that is shockingly evil or outrageously bad

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exigency

(noun) an emergency/a pressing or urgent situation

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exculpate

(verb) to clear from alleged fault or blame/to clear from guilt

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