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25 terms

AP Lit terms

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Abomination
something that is hated
Aesthetic
pertaining to beauty
Anachronistic
existing out of the current time
Anecdote
short but entertaining story
Apathetic
not caring
ascetic
denying oneself luxuries
bombastic
using many words but saying nothing
capricious
acting on a whim
censure
harsh criticism
circumspect
looking around, being cautious
collaborate
working together
digress
stray from the main point
dogmatic
stubbornly oppinionated
egregious
outstandingly bad
eloquent
well spoken
enervating
draining the energy from
eulogy
a speech saying good things about someone, usually after they are dead
hedonist
one who lives for pleasure
integrity
having outstanding morals
laconic
using few words
lugubrious
very sad
obsequious
acting like a servant
sagacious
wise
sycophant
a person who is being overly slavish
venerable
respected usually because of old age