AP English 3 Vocab

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docile

easily handled or managed

sycophantish

flattery intended to win favor

hoary

very old; whitish or gray from age

dirge

a funeral hymn or mournful speech

dogmatism

arrogant, stubborn assertion of opinion or belief

putrefaction

decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor

loll

be lazy or idle

inviolable

not capable of being violated or infringed

pungent

sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell

gewgawed

Something gawdy and useless; trinket; bauble

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

aloof

reserved, distant

victualers

supplier of food; an innkeeper

petulant

easily irritated or annoyed

intimation

a slight suggestion or vague understanding

ludicrously

comically, absurdly

undulant

Moving with or resembling a wavelike motion

paltry

contemptibly small in amount

immanence

the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain

apocalypse

a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil

brume

fog or mist

pompous

puffed up with vanity

compensations

Something given or received as an equivalent for services, debt, loss, injury, lack, etc.

insinuations

to suggest, imply, hint

nihilism

complete denial of all established authority and institutions

torus

commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column

byrnie

a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor

paradox

contradiction

chilblains

inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture

brachiating

locomotion accomplished by swinging by the arms from one hold to another

venue

the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)

oblivious

failing to keep in mind

transmogrified

to change into a different shape or form

obsequious

attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

inchoate

not fully formed; disorganized

keens

A loud, wailing lament for the dead

concrescence

growth; increase by the addition of particles

rationalism

the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct

ossified

set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs

extrapolate

estimate the value of

apparitions

ghosts

decorum

propriety in manners and conduct

omnipotence

the state of being omnipotent

gannet

large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish

inexorable

not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course

pommel

strike, usually with the fist

ruse

a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

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