AP English Vocabulary 6-9

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elixir

a supposed remedy for all ailments

elucidate

to make clear

emanate

to come forth; to send forth

emendation

a correction

empathy

an understanding of another's feelings

empirical

based on observation or experiment and not on theory

endemic

native to or confined to a certain region

enervate

to weaken

ennui

boredom

ephemeral

short-lived

epitome

a standard or typical example

ergo

therefore

erotic

giving sexual pleasure

eschew

to avoid, shun, keep away from

facetious

comical; jocular; flippant

factious

causing disagreement

fastidious

hard to please

fatuous

foolish; inane

fecund

fertile; productive

ferret

(n.) a kind of weasel; (v.) to search or hunt out; to torment, badger

fervent

eager; earnest

fetish

an object that receives respect or devotion

finesse

diplomacy; tact; artful management

fiscal

pertaining to finances

fissure

an opening; a groove; a split

flaccid

Flabby

flagellate

whip

flaunt

to show off

flout

to ridicule; to show contempt for

foment

stir up; instigate

fop

an excessively fashion-conscious man

fortuitous

lucky

gambol

to frolic; to romp about playfully

garish

tastelessly gaudy

garner

to gather; to acquire

garrulous

talkative

germane

relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting

gibe

to scoff; to ridicule

gloat

(v.) to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfactory ; to take great persona joy in

glower

to stare angrily

grandiose

impressive; showy; magnificent

gratuitous

unnecessary or uncalled for

grotesque

absurd; distorted

gumption

courage and initiative; common sense

hackneyed

commonplace; overused

halcyon

calm and pleasant

hallow

to make holy

harbinger

an omen or sign

harlequin

a clown

hector

bully; intimidate with threats; bluster

hedonism

pursuit of pleasure, especially of the senses

hegira

flight, escape

hermetic

tightly sealed

heterogeneous

different; dissimilar

hiatus

a pause or gap

hoi polloi

the common people; the masses

hospice

a shelter

hubris

excessive pride or self-confidence

hybrid

a composite of mixed origin

idiosyncrasy

a peculiar personality trait

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