AP Vocab

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a outrance

to excess

acquiesce

to agree or express agreement

ambiguous

having more than one possible meaning

amiable

diffusing warmth and friendliness

anecdote

short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

arbiter

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue

caricature

a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

colloquial

characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

compatriot

a person from your own country

contemporeity

occuring or existing in the same time, contemporary society

digression

a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

dogma

a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

egotistical

characteristic of false pride

enigma

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

ephemeral

enduring a very short time

epitome

a standard or typical example

erudite

having or showing profound knowledge

hobbesian

Adjective related to the workds of Thomas Hobbes who likened I.R to a 'state of war' , a lawless, insecure, and conflict-ridden condition which he described as a 'war of all against all'.

imbecility

retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot

infrahuman

belonging to a group below humans in evolutionary development

inherent

in the nature of something though not readily apparent

intangible

assets that are saleable though not material or physical

jargon

specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

lamentable

an archaic word for mournful

mixed metaphor

a combination of two or more metaphors that together produce a ridiculous effect

mulitpara

a woman who has delivered two or more pregnancies at 20 or more weeks

oratorical

characteristic of an orator or oratory

persipicuity

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pretension

a false or unsupportable quality

sagacity

the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating

sardonic

disdainfully or ironically humorous

senile

mentally or physically infirm with age

specious

plausible but false

stint

an individuals prescribed share of work

superannuate

retire or become ineligible because of old age or infirmity

unction

anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual

utile

being of use or service

verity

an enduring or necessary ethical or religious or aesthetic truth

ambivalance

having two opposing feelings at the same time, or being uncertain about how you /I felt very ambivalent about leaving home.feel

laxity

..., the quality of being lax and neglectful

malignity

quality of being disposed to evil

morphological

..., relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals

skepticism

doubt about the truth of something

sovereignty

..., government free from external control

troglodyte

..., someone who dwells in a cave

triumvirate

a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority

unflagging

..., unceasing

cirumlocution

roundabout way of speaking

esoteric

..., confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle

recapitulate

summarize briefly

rhapsody

..., an epic poem adapted for recitation

wry

humorously sarcastic or mocking

credulous

..., disposed to believe on little evidence

fanciful

indulging in or influenced by fancy

juxaposition

..., placement of two things side by side for emphasis

validity

the quality of being logically valid

sprightliness

..., animation and energy in action or expression

pate de foie gras

..., a pate made from goose liver (marinated in cognac) and truffles

theologian

..., someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology (especially Christian theology)

redemptive

..., bringing about salvation or redemption from sin

forbearance

..., a delay in enforcing rights or claims or privileges

exuberance

overflowing with enthusiasm

idologue

theorist

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