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AP Lang Vocab Unit 6

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Mirth
Merriment; laughter
Aesthetic
Relating to beauty or a theory of beauty
Satire
A mocking literary or dramatic work
Curator
The individual in charge of a museum
Witticism
A clever or funny remark
Jocular
Done in a joking way
Malapropism
The outrageous misuse of a word
Levity
A lack of seriousness
Bars
A skilled poet
Parody
A spoof
Epic
A lengthy poem that celebrates the life of a hero
Aesthete
A person interested in the pursuit of beauty
Dilettante
One who dabbles in an art
Lampoon
To make fun of
Ambiguous
Unclear in meaning
Obscure
Not easily understood; indistinct
Equivocal
Deliberately ambiguous or misleading
Convoluted
Intricate and hard to follow
Cryptic
Enigmatic; mysterious
Unfathomable
Impossible to comprehend
Nebulous
Vague; indefinite
Enigma
A mystery or riddle
Esoteric
Difficult to understand
Ramble
To wander aimlessly, either verbally or physically
Desultory
Aimless; prone to random digressions
Digress
To go off topic
Profound
Deep; insightful
Candor
Honesty; straightforwardness
Affect
To put on airs; to behave unnaturally
Veracity
Truthfulness
Debunk
To expose something as fraudulent
Apocryphal
Of doubtful authenticity
Forthright
Honest; straightforward
Disingenuous
Insincere; crafty
Candid
Straightforward; honest
Dubious
Doubtful
Prevaricate
To lie
Verisimilitude
The quality of appearing to be true
Outspoken
Candid and unsparing in speech
Fraudulent
Deceitful
Facade
Outward appearance; a false front
Chastise
To punish or criticize
Reprove
To scold
Reprehensible
Worthy of blame or censure
Culpable
Deserving blame
Indict
To accuse of an offense
Reproach
To blame; to express disapproval
Rebuke
To scold
Castigate
To punish severely
Impeach
To accuse of wrongdoing
Irreproachable
Beyond blame
Berate
To punish severely
Culprit
one guilty of a crime
Acquit
To clear of a charge
Reprimand
To scold
Diligence
Hard work and dedication
Scrupulous
Careful, ethical
Meticulous
Attentive to detail
Indefatigable
Untiring
Spartan
Full of self-discipline
Painstaking
Meticulous; paying great attention to detail
Assiduous
Hard working
Prolific
Extremely productive
Integrity
Honesty and virtue
Enterprising
Full of initiative and imagination
Entrepreneur
A self made businessman
Industrious
Hard-working; diligent
Resolute
Determined; willing to push on
Conform
To do what one is expected to do
Orthodoxy
Strict adherence to tradition
Iconoclast
One who challenges tradition
Heresy
Opinion or action that violates traditional beliefs
Insurgent
Rebellious
Convention
A practice that comports with the norms of a society
Insubordination
Refusal to submit to authority
Renegade
An outlaw
Insurrection
An uprising
Dissident
One who strongly opposes accepted opinions
Mutiny
A rebellion
Servile
Overly submissive
Heretic
One who dissents
Apostasy
Abandonment of a belief
Insolent
Rudely disrespectful
Affront
An insult
Haughty
Overly proud
Crass
Unrefined
Impudent
Rudely bold
Boorish
Crude, barbaric
Irreverence
Disrespect
Flippant
Disrespectfully jocular; using humor inappropriately
Brazen
Bold and insolent
Truculent
Cruel and aggressive
Effrontery
Boldness, brashness
Impertinent
Inappropriately bold
Glacial
Having a cold personality
Rebuff
To refuse in an abrupt or rude manner