AP Lang Vocab Semester 1 Set 2

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Espy

to glimpse, to descry, to catch sight of

Evanescent

vanishing, happening for the briefest moment

Exemplar

an excellent model, a typical example

Exigent

urgent, demands prompt action

Extirpate

to rip up by the roots, to abolish, to annihilate

Facetious

humorous, joking in a somewhat inappropriate or clumsy manner

Fecund

fertile, productive, fruitful

Fusillade

a rapid outburst, spray of gunfire

Gainsay

to deny, to speak or act against

Garrulous

talkative

Halitosis

bad breath

Irascible

hot tempered, cranky

Leitmotif

a dominant or recurring theme

Levee

an embankment designed to prevent a river from flooding

Lope

to run at a steady, easy pace

Macerate

to soften by soaking, to cause to waste away

Malapropism

the humorous misuse of a word that sounds very much like the word intended

Matriculate

to enroll, most particularly in college

Maudlin

overly sentimental

Mellifluous

sweetly flowing

Mordant

bitingly sarcastic, incisive, caustic in manner

Moribund

being in a dying or decaying condition

Munificent

generous

Neophyte

a beginner, a novice

Officious

unnecessarily helpful, meddlesome, interfering

Omnivorous

eating or absorbing everything, feeding on both animal and vegetable substances

Oscillate

to swing back and forth

Ossify

to become rigid, to become set in one's ways

Palliate

to hide the seriousness of something with excuses or apologies, to ease without curing

Pallid

lacking color, wan

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