AP Language Summer Reading Set

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accession

the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)

cleft

a long narrow opening

buttress

a support usually of stone or brick

tenuously

in a tenuous manner

aesthete

one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature

inextricably

incapable of being untangled, hoplessly intricate

mellifluous

pleasing to the ear

predecessor

one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)

theodolite

a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

accretion

something contributing to growth or increase

bivouac

temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

uncanny

beyond what is natural

repudiated

any connection is denied

admonished

punished especially by reproof or reprimand

gingerly

with extreme care or delicacy

thawing

warm weather following a freeze

futility

uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result

forays

raids made of steal goods from an area

abate

become less in amount or intensity

supine

offering no resistance

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