AP Eng. Lit. Vocab week 6

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sedulous

describes hard work, consistently applied to the task at hand

herculean

something really difficult or really powerful

stamina

endurance, the strength- to keep going

meticulous

painstaking care with details

punctilious

bit more than "meticulous," attention to every minute detail or point

fastidious

"overly exacting" or "unnecessarily squeamish."- more than meticulous and punctilious

assiduous

diligence, persistence

tenacious

holds on, whether it be to an object, a goal, or a point of view

alacrity

speedy and cheerful willingness to do something

frenetic

eager approach to work becomes too eager, frenzied, wildly excited

dotage

deterioration of mental faculties that comes with aging

venerable

"commanding respect because of old age or dignity."

puerile

"childish" or "juvenile"

wizened

"dried up" or "withered"

pubescent

"having reached puberty or the stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes capable of sexual reproduction."

dowager

comes from "dowry," property a widow recieves at husband's death

senescence

"old age"

callow

"immature" or "lacking adult experience"

superannuated

"ineffective or outmoded because of advanced age."

ingene

"guileless, a naïve or innocent young woman."

ardor

burning passion or firey devotion (aka ardent)

zealot

feels extreme passion or devotion to point where will exclude other things; describes someone who is committed to a idea or series of ideas

amorous

loving, "concupiscence (syn. is more lustful)"

fervent

burning with enthusiasm

fanatical

enthusiastic to the point of being irrational

evangelical

"ardent or crusading enthusiasm for something."

vehement

carrying/ holding strong emotion or conviction

manic

passion to madness, "include excessive gaiety, loss of sleep, and wildly irrational behavior. "

effusive

"unrestrained in emotional expression" or "gushy"

hell-bent

recklessly determined to achieve something

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