AP lang 5

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importune

verb, making of insistent requests so much that the other person is irked.

supplicate

verb, to ask in a very humble manner

cajole

verb, to nudge someone jokingly into doing what you ask.

beseech

verb, to ask earnestly and humbly.

adjure

verb, to beg with a formal and solemn connotation of taking an oath

implore

verb, to ask for something that you care for so much that you are at least figuratively near tears

woo

verb, to beg, entreat, or seek an end.

entreat

verb, to ask in a very sincere manner

mendicant

noun, a begger who begs for money

cadge

verb, to beg for money

narcissist

noun, a person in love with themselves so they lack empathy.

solipsist

noun, the idea that only the self has reality or possiblility of being verified. roughly, someone focused on themselves.

autocrat

noun, the one individual that rules and usually has no limit to power and authority.

autonomous

adj, something or someone that acts independently

autodidact

noun, someone self-taught, with no formal education.

soliloquy

noun, a speech to oneself, usually given by a character alone on the stage

idiosyncrasy

noun, a characteristic of behavior limited to one person or group.

recluse

noun, a person who chooses to live in solitude as much as possible

renegade

noun, a rebel or outlaw. used to mean a deserter

heterodox

adj, statements, behavior, or opinions that vary from accepted or popular belief.

cynosure

noun, something or someone that everyone looks at.

abstruse

adj, something hard to understand due to intellectual difficulty or obscurity

byzantine

adj, something excessively complicated, especially when they come about through intrigue or scheming.

inscrutable

adj, something mysterious, hard to fathom or penetrate.

mendacity

noun, dishonesty.

apocryphal

adj, things of questionable truth or authenticity

elliptical

adj, used for written or oral expression. A verbal structure where some element is left out, either intentionally or by error.

esoteric

adj, known only to a small group

arcane

adj, a sense of exclusivity, not known by people in general, something mildly mysterious.

disingenuous

adj, someone who plays dumb

actitious

adj, something lacking in authenticity.

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