AP English VOC Exam Part II

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Includes Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Level G Units 1-6 and PSAT root words&vocabulary

libertine

someone who is morally unrestrained; freethinker; a freed slave from ancient Rome; unrestrained, uncontrolled

beneficient

doing good or causing good to be done; kindly in action or purpose

benign

having a kindly disposition, gracious, gentleness, favorable; (of weather) healthful, pleasant, beneficial

corporeal

nature of the physcial body, bodily, the material, tangible

pellucid

transparent, translucent, clear in style or meaning

malevolent

wishing evil or harm on others, showing ill will, malicious, evil, harmful

maritime

of or pertaining to sea, bordering near sea, characteristic of a sailor, connected with the sea in relation to navigation or shipping

culpable

deserving blame, censure, blame worthy

exculpate

to clear from a charge of guilt or fault, free from blame, vindicate, acquit

corpulence

fatness, bulkiness, largeness, portliness

colloquial

characteristic of appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation, informal

amicable

friendly, characterized by or showing good will, peaceable

amorous

of or pertaining to love, being in love, expressing love

pandemic

widespread, general, epedemic, a wide geographic area

complacent

pleasant, pleased with oneself, self-satisfied

placid

undisturbed by tumult or disorder, calm, composed

implacable

not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified

sanctimonious

making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, peity, righteousness

non sequitur

an inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises, a statement containing an illogical conclusion

subjugate

to bring under complete control or subjection, conquer, master, enslave

superfluous

being more than sufficient or required, excessive, unnecessary or needless, extravagant

supercilious

haughtily disdainful, contempt as a person or facial expression

reticent

reclined to keep one's personal affairs to oneself, restrained, reserved, reluctant, unwilling

taciturn

habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

subterranean

existing, situated, operating below the surface of the earth, underground

veracious

honest, truthful, accurate, precise

aver

to assert positively, declare

versimilitude

something or the quality of appearing to be true or real

revile

to address or speak abusively, to assail with the use of abusive language

villify

to speak ill of, defame, slander

misnomer

an error in naming a person or lying; an incorrect or unsuitable name or term

insipid

bland, without taste

antithesis

opposition, contrast, direct opposite

nominal

of or like a name, existing in name only

coagulate

to clot together, to change from a fluid into a thickened mass

somnolent

sleepy, drowsy

atrophy

wasting or shrinking away of bodily organ tissue or part; decline

innate

possessed at birth, in born, incoherent, native

belligerent

warlike, aggressively hostile, to be in war

paradox

contradictorary statement that may be nonetheless true

orthodoxy

orthodox belief, practice, or teaching

antebellum

before or existing in the war (generally Civil War)

cognate

having a common ancestor or origin; related by birth, similar in nature

cognitive

of or pertaining to a mental process or perception, memory vs. emotional process

moribund

dying state, near death, on the verge of extinction, stagnant, not moving

mania

excessive excitement, enthusiasm, or craze

pseudonym

a fictitous name used by an author to conceal his or her identity (pen name)

indelible

cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed

onerous

burdensome, oppressive, troublesome, causing hardship

impervious

impenetrable, incapable of being influenced, injured, or impaired

euphony

agreeable sound

euphemism

the substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered blunt or offensive

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