English 3 AP Vocab list 6

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acuity

(n.) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)

agnostic

(n.) one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic; (adj.) without faith, skeptical

corollary

(n.) a proposition that follows from one already proven; a natural consequence or result; (adj.) resultant or consequent

disingenuous

(adj.) lacking in sincerity or candor

ecumenical

(adj.) worldwide or universal in influence or application

exigency

(n, often pl) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency`

fastidious

(adj.) overly demanding or hard to please; excessively careful in regard to details; easily disgusted

glean

(v.) to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers

hallow

(v.) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere

inane

(adj.) silly, empty of meaning or value

imbue

(v.) to soak or stain thoroughly; to fill the mind

lampoon

(n.) a malicious satire; (v.) to satirize, ridicule

maudlin

(adj.) excessively or effusively sentimental

mundane

(adj.) earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary

nemesis

(n.) an agent or force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival

pander

(v.) to cater to or provide satisfaction for the low tastes or vices of others; (n.) a person who does this

pusillanimous

(adj.) contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited

rapacity

(n.) inordinate greed; the disposition to obtain one's desires by force, extortion, or plunder

sacrosanct

(adj.) very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack

vagary

(n.) an unpredictable, erratic, or seemingly purposeless action, occurrence, or notion

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