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AP Literature

Vocabulary Enrichment
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Anarchy
a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
Cajole
to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
Commodious
large and roomy ('convenient' is archaic in this sense)
Ethnology
the branch of anthropology that deals with the division of humankind into races and with their origins and distribution and distinctive characteristics
Extricate
to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
Impair
make worse or less effective
Menial
(adj.) lowly, humble, lacking importance or dignity; (n.) a person who does the humble and unpleasant tasks
Nadir
the lowest point; the bottom
Pestilence
a rapidly spreading and usually fatal disease
Rampant
unrestrained and violent