AP Lang. & Comp. - Set 2

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rhetorical terms

penitent

expressing remorse for one's misdeeds

plausible

seemingly valid or acceptable; credible

substantiated

supported with proof or evidence; verified

vindicated

freed from blame

condescending

treating people as weak or inferior

contemptuous

feeling hatred; scornful

despotic

exercising absolute power; tyrannical

dictatorial

domineering; oppressively overbearing

disdain

contempt, scorn, to regard or treat with contempt; to look down on

haughty

arrogant; vainly proud

imperious

arrogantly domineering or overbearing

patronizing

treating in a condescending manner

convoluted

intricate; complex

cryptic

difficult to comprehend

futile

having no useful purpose; pointless

impede

to slow the progress of

obscure

relatively unknown; to conceal or make indistinct

quandary

a state of uncertainty or perplexity

indolent

lazy

insipid

uninteresting; unchallenging

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