AP Lang - Vocabulary Units 1-3

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


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