AP Literature

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10 terms · Vocabulary Enrichment

Anarchy

a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

Cajole

to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises

Commodious

large and roomy ('convenient' is archaic in this sense)

Ethnology

the branch of anthropology that deals with the division of humankind into races and with their origins and distribution and distinctive characteristics

Extricate

to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort

Impair

make worse or less effective

Menial

(adj.) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; (n.) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks

Nadir

the lowest point; the bottom

Pestilence

a rapidly spreading and usually fatal disease

Rampant

unrestrained and violent

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