AP Lang and Comp: Vocab 6

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abate

to reduce in intensity or amount

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amity

friendship

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buttress

a support or prop

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celestial

pertaining to the sky or heavens

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comatose

lethargic, unconscious

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crescendo

a gradual increase in volume and intensity

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dilation

expansion

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dubious

doubtful; not clear

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eulogy

praise or tribute

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flourish

to thrive, to grow well

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grievous

characterized by severe suffering or sorrow, serious or grave

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hallmark

a distinguishing characteristic or trait

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impudent

disrespectful, characterized by improper bold behavior

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inordinate

exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

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latitude

freedom of action or opinion

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mellow

pleasingly mild

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nihilist

one who believes in total rejection of established laws and institutions

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penchant

a strong inclination

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potable

something drinkable

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protrusion

something sticking out

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relish

to take great pleasure or delight in

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sated

satisfied fully, indulged to excess

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splice

to join

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trivia

insignificant matters

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vent

to give utterance to

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