AP Lang - Vocabulary Units 1-3

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Created Oct 17, 2013
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the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
 
APPROBATION
2
to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
 
ASSUAGE
3
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
 
COALITION
4
decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
 
DECADENCE
5
to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
 
ELICIT
6
an attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
 
EXPOSTULATE
7
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
 
HACKNEYED
8
a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
 
HIATUS
9
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
 
INNUENDO
10
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
 
INTERCEDE
11
wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
 
JADED
12
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate...
 
LURID
13
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
 
MERITORIOUS
14
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
 
PETULANT
15
a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
 
PREROGATIVE
16
(adj.) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified...
 
PROVINCIAL
17
to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
 
SIMULATE
18
to rise above or beyond, exceed
 
TRANSCEND
19
shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment;...
 
UMBRAGE
20
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression or earnestness, sincerity,...
 
UNCTUOUS
21
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
 
AMELIORATE
22
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
 
APLOMB
23
pompous or overblown in language; full of high sounding words intended to conceal a lack of...
 
BOMBASTIC
24
without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without...
 
CALLOW
25
(n.) saliva or mucous flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking;...
 
DRIVEL
26
a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality
 
EPITOME
27
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
 
EXHORT
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by virtue of holding a certain office
 
EX OFFICIO
29
to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds
 
INFRINGE
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to make oneself agreeable an thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical...
 
INGRATIATE


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