AP English Language and Composition; Unit Six

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Camaraderie

Rapport between friends; fellowship

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Example of Camaraderie

After the team won the rugby championship, there was an evident feeling of ... amongst its members.

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Camaraderie

Noun

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Example of Camaraderie

You will not only get to enjoy the company and ... of your fellow bikers, but also take advantage of the substantial group discount.

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Haughty

Proud, arrogant, and snobbish

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Haughty

Adjective

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Example of Haughty

The ... son of the wealthy steel magnate seemed to think that his money made

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Example of Haughty

Mr. Sloane didn't enter into the conversation, but lounged back .... in his chair

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Hubris

Arrogance resulting from excessive pride; self-confidence

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Hubris

Noun

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Imbroglio

A difficult situation

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Imbroglio

Noun

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Example of Imbroglio

His inability to stop insulting the boss led to a distressing ... at the office Christmas party

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Example of Imbroglio

The United States became anxious to withdraw its soldiers from the Afghan ... .

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Impetuous

Impulsive, rash, & hasty

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Impetuous

Adjective

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Example of Impetuous

The five-year-old was ... and never thought before she acted

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Example of Impetuous

He went, attended by a numerous crowd of people, whose ... zeal so overawed the ministers of Valentinian that he was permitted to retire without making the surrender of the churches.

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Malinger

To pretend to be ill or injured to avoid work

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Malinger

Verb

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Example of Malinger

Scott was ... and missing too many days of work, so he was fired.

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Peregrination

Travelling on foot; walking; travelling

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Peregrination

Noun

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Example of Peregrination

His is a gripping ... and one rich with detail and informed insights.

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Example of Peregrination

The nursing home staff encouraged a daily ... by the residents for better health.

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Platitude

A remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.

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Platitude

Noun

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Platitudes are...

Mass generalisations

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Example of Platitude

He spoke of peace with the Belgians in peaceful ...; but secretly, he was planning to invade the nation.

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Sanctimonious

Falsely pious or moral

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Sanctimonious

Adjective

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Example of Sanctimonious

The ... deacon prayed loudly in church in Sunday whilst secretly nursing a hangover from Saturday night.

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Example of Sanctimonious

His froglike face grew calmer, and even took on a slightly ... expression.

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Scullion

A kitchen servant

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Scullion

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Example of Scullion

... had to scrub the floors for hours after preparations for the king's feast dirtied the castle kitchen.

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Sectarian

Narrowly confined to a particular group

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Sectarian

Adjective

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Example of Sectarian

Jack's church is ... but allows outsiders to worship there

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Example of Sectarian

The country is plagued by ... movements and groups defined by ethnicity pitted against one another.

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Stringent

Strict, rigorous, severe, and restrictive

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Stringent

Adjective

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Example of Stringent

After he crashed the family car, more ... rules were applied to the teenager's social life.

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Example of Stringent

... laws must be passed in order to prevent potential uprisings against the government.

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Trite

Hackneyed; lacking interest; ordinary

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Trite (Similar to Platitude)

Adjective

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Example of Trite

It would be … to dwell on the particulars of her after story.

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Venerate

To respect, worship, or revere; esteem

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Venerate

Verb

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Example of Venerate

I ... the law, and especially our system of law, as one of the vastest products of the human mind.

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Example of Venerate

It is this sort of people and not rootless metropolitan babblers who value and indeed ... the quiet life.

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Wrenching

Violent, forceful twisting (Emotional)

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Wrenching

Adjective

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Example of Wrenching

By virtue of his office and his power of veto, he was able to ... a few concessions

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Example of Wrenching

I fell toward the giant dumpster that serviced the building and felt a ... as my shoulder hit the ground.

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