AP Lang Unit 3 Vocabulary

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articulate

(v.) to pronounce distinctly; to express well in words; (adj.) expressed clearly and forcefully; able to employ language clearly and forcefully

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cavort

(v.) to romp or prance around exuberantly

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credence

(n.) belief, mental acceptance

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decry

(v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate

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derogatory

(adj.) designed to belittle or degrade; disparaging

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dissemble

(v.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give false impression

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distraught

(adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict

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eulogy

(n.) a formal statement of commendation; high praise

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evince

(v.) to display clearly, to make evident,

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exhume

(v.) to remove from a grave; to bring to light

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feckless

(adj.) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable

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intractable

(adj.) hard to manage, stubborn, not responsible

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murky

(adj.) dark or gloomy

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nefarious

(adj.) extremely wicked

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piquant

(adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative

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primordial

(adj.) developed or created at the very beginning

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propinquity

(n.) nearness in place or time; kinship

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unwonted

(adj.) not usual or expected; not in character

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utopian

(adj.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical

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verbiage

(n.) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content

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verdant

(adj.) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement

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viscous

(adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity

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distraught

the _______ relatives of the trapped miners

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distraught

When news of the school fire ran through the town, ______ parents rushed to the scene of the blaze.

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credence

give _______ to the report

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credence

An educated citizenry will not give ______ to wild charges of extremists seeking to undermine our political and economic system.

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feckless

a(n) _______ youth

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feckless

In the hands of our hopelessly ______ producer, what should have been a surefire the hit turned into a resounding fiasco.

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articulate

the most ________ speaker in the class

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articulate

The assembly speaker couldn't be understood because he mumbled his words instead of ________ing them clearly.

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derogatory

a(n) _________ remark

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derogatory

You cannot hope to conceal the shortcomings in your own abilities by making ______ remarks about the abilities of others.

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cavort

_______ gleefully on the dance floor

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cavort

When Bill was told that he had made the varsity wrestling team, he began to ________ around the gym like a young colt.

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eulogy

deliver the _______ at the funeral

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eulogy

Every Memorial Day, the Mayor delivers a(n) ______ extolling the selfless devotion of those who have died in defense of this country.

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exhume

_______ a body

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exhume

When new evidence turned up in the case, the court ordered the coroner to ______ the victim's body and reexamine it.

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decry

______ bigotry

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decry

The new chairman _______ what she called the "deplorable tendency of so many Americans to try to get something for nothing."

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dissemble

unable to ________ my feelings

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dissemble

Though I prefer to be as open and aboveboard as possible, I have learned that it is sometimes wiser or more tactful to _______.

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evince

did not ______ any sign of panic

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evince

Even at an early age, my sister _______ a strong interest in studying medicine.

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verbiage

meaningless ______

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verbiage

He clothes his puny ideas in such highfalutin ________ that they resemble gnats in top hats and tails.

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murky

the ______ waters of the lake

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murky

How could we draw any clear ideas from a talk that was so disorganized, confused in language, and generally ______?

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propinquity

the ________ of the two cities

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propinquity

Since my apartment is so close _____ to my office, I usually walk to work.

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piquant

a _______ dish

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piquant

Such spices as red pepper make many of the sauces used in Cajun cooking delightfully _____.

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utopian

_______ schemes

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utopian

Sadly the _______ schemes of high-minded idealists usually founder on the rocks of practical realities.

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nefarious

a(n) _______ plot

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nefarious

The NCAA has in recent years cracked down hard on such ______ practices as "shaving points."

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viscous

left a(n) _________ residue in the pan

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viscous

Though diesel fuels are not as thick as motor oil, they are a good deal more ______ than regular gasoline.

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unwonted

answered with _______ spirit

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unwonted

I have always regarded the man as something of a daredevil, but on this occasion He approached the problem with _______ caution.

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primordial

the ________ forests

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primordial

I believe there is an overall design to the universe that has been visible ever sincevthe first living thing crawled out of the ______ ooze.

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intractable

a(n) _________ child

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intractable

Some students are as docile as lambs; others are as ______ as mules.

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verdant

________ grasslands

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verdant

For as far as the eye could see, ________ fields of unripe corn swayed gently in the morning breeze.

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synonyms of propinquity

proximity, nearness; kinship, similarity

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synonyms of verbiage

verbosity, prolixity; diction, jargon

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synonyms of feckless

feeble, helpless, incompetent, ineffectual

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synonyms of verdant

green; artless, naive, immature

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synonyms of utopian

idealistic, visionary, pie-in-the-sky

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synonyms of primordial

original, primeval, primal, fundamental

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synonyms of distraught

agitated, frantic, distracted

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synonyms of unwonted

unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical

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synonyms of viscous

gummy, sticky, thick, gelatinous

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synonyms of articulate

to pronounce; to elucidate; eloquent

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synonyms of murky

dark, dim, obscure, cloudy, unclear

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synonyms of cavort

to cut capers, prance, gambol, romp

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synonyms of nefarious

wicked, iniquitous, reprehensible

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synonyms of derogatory

pejorative, disparaging

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synonyms of exhume

to disinter, unearth, uncover

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synonyms of decry

to condemn, denounce; to devalue

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synonyms of piquant

pungent, spicy, tangy, zestful

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synonyms of intractable

unruly, refractory, unmanageable

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synonyms of evince

to exhibit, evidence, manifest; to occasion

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synonyms of eulogy

a panegyric, encomium, tribute, testimonial

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synonyms of credence

belief, credit, trust, confidence

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synonyms of dissemble

to dissimulate, mask, feign

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antonyms of decry

tout, commend, extol, laud, praise

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antonyms of piquant

bland, insipid, tasteless, mild

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antonyms of viscous

runny, watery, aqueous

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antonyms of credence

disbelief, skepticism, incredulity

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antonyms of eulogy

philippic, diatribe, invective

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antonyms of utopian

realistic, pragmatic, down-to-earth

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antonyms of articulate

tongue-tied, halting, to mumble, slur

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antonyms of distraught

calm, composed, collected

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antonyms of feckless

competent, capable, effective

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antonyms of nefarious

virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious

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antonyms of unwonted

customary, usual, typical

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antonyms of derogatory

complimentary, laudatory

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