Combo with "AP Lang Vocabulary Lesson Three" and 3 others
Terms in this set (60)
Noun- Impressive but meaning less language
EX: Please professor, not more _________ ; just give me facts
Adj- In good faith
EX: We made a _________ for the property.
Noun- a rude or impolite person
EX: My brother was acting like a ________.
Adj- Pertaining to cows or cattle
EX: The critic described the large figures in the painting as ________.
Verb- To remove offensive passages of a play, novel, etc.
EX: If the editors _________ much more of the book, there won't be anything left to read.
Noun- briefness; short duration
EX: The ________ of the candidate's speech surprised everyone.
Adj- Pertaining to the countryside; rural, rustic
EX: Jim wanted to find an old inn in a ________ setting in which to have lunch.
Verb-to coax, to persuade, to wheedle
EX: Time tried to ________ his parents into letting him use the new car.
Adj- young and inexperienced
EX: Although he wasn't the typical _______ youth, he was not as experienced as he pretended.
Noun- Causing cancer
EX: It is widely believed that nicotine is a __________.
Adj- Sensual, sexual
EX: Even though Evelyn didn't understand the painting, she knew it had a ________ feeling about it.
Noun- decaying flesh
EX: The vultures circling in the sky led the border patrol to the ________ they had been seeking since the report of the disaster.
Noun- a violent change
EX: The earthquake in Mexico was a ________ which no one could have forseen.
Noun-large waterfall, abnormality of the eye
EX: Because of the _______ in that river, you can't put a canoe in the water.
EX: My grandmother had to have a _________ surgically removed from her eye.
Noun- a warning
EX: John did not heed that old _______ about swimming alone because he had such confidence in his one ability.
Noun-unmarried; abstaining from sex
Priests are ________.
In that religion, the priests take vows to remain impoverished and _______.
Verb-to criticize sharply
Congress voted to _______ the young congressman because of his unethical behavior.
Noun-a stopping; a discontinuance
Although there was a ______ in the hostilities, no one doubted that the battle would resume the next day.
"Give me just the facts," the professor said. "Separate the wheat from the _______."
Noun-embarrassment; a complete loss of courage
Joanne had never felt such ______ as the time when she fell into the mud puddle in front of her fiancée's family.
Although they laughed at his plans and called them ______, later events proved him to be a visionary.
Verb-to blend, to merge
The anti-war group was made up of such different personalities that it took months before they could _____ into a group that had some power.
Noun-a complete failure; a total collapse
After reading the reviews, the actors knew the play was a _______ and would close in one night.
He lived in a life sunk sin and _________.
In ________ to the young widow, we moved quietly aside and allowed her to leave first.
Verb-to pollute, to corrupt
The oil spill was of concern to the populace because it was bound to _______ the streams and rivers for miles around.
Verb-to lower to oneself before an inferior
"After what she did to me, I would not _____ to say hello to her," Mary said to Joe about her former best friend.
Verb-to describe, to depict
The politician went on to _______ his proposal on disarmament in greater detail.
Noun-behavior; manner of conducting oneself
Believe me, his shy _______ is just an act; he is really quite wild.
Noun-an outcome, result
Hazel prided herself on being able to solve mysteries; but the story she was reading was elusive, and the ________ didn't come until the final pager.
Noun- an intense dislike
So was her feeling of ________ that she was afraid it showed in her face.
Noun- an exact opposite; an opposite extreme
Love is the ________ of hate.
Noun- playful, teasing talk
Verb- to banter; to tease with playful talk
Although it started out as a __________, it quickly escalated to cutting insults.
Adj- common, ordinary
His _______ vandal remarks quickly bored the entire class.
Adj- overly decorated
The new dance club had a great light show; the ________ furnishing seemed right in place.
Noun- a showy but useless thing
John has to find some kind of ________ to give Mary for Christmas.
Noun- a noisy uproar; a scene of wild confusion
The concert hall was sheer _________ until the rock star appeared.
Verb- to deceive; to charm; to enchant
Scarlett O'Hara tried to ________ all the eligible men she bet.
Verb-to overwhelm; to surround and attack
Congressmen were ________ with phone calls during the controversial hearings.
Verb- to make dirty; to stain
My ex-best friend tried to ________ my reputation with vicious gossip.
Adj- savage, brutal
He took a ________ delight in tormenting the captive slaves.
Adj- Bad tempered; cross
No one could stand being in the same room with Same when he was in a ________ mood.
Verb- to whiten, to make pale
She's face ________ visibly when she saw the charred remains of what had been her home.
Adj- mild, tasteless, dull
His ________ manner had a calming effect on the children.
Silky-smooth __________ poured from his lips as he tried to butter up the old lady.
Everyone knew that he was _______ with figures, but there lacked the facility for public speaking.
Verb- to make impure, to contaminate
The fumes from the automobiles ________ the air.
The police were concerned about all the _________ drugs on the street.
Adj- accidental; nonessential
The scientist announced the breakthrough at a press conference and admitted that it had been a __________ outcome.
Noun- a shield; protection; sponsorship
The candidate felt that he had a chance in the election because of the _______ of a former officeholder.
Adj- pertaining to beauty
The house was a bargain financially, but it lacked any _______ quality.
Noun- a phony attitude; pose
John felt that the outspoken Ruth was the only girl there who did not have any ________.
Noun- an attraction to
The young man had an ________ for fast cars and easy money.
Noun- wealth; richness
Although Paul's family had much _________, he was content to make do without their help.
Adj- open-mouthed; surprised; agog
Even the judge was ________ when the witness told the ridiculous story in court.
Verb- to enlarge; to expand
Much of what stye did was not to aid their country but to _________ their own positions.
Noun- a concern for others; generosity
Ben's _________ was apparent as he stopped at the scene of the accident to offer his assistance.
Adj- open to more than one interpretation
The candidate's __________ comments tended to confuse the issue even more.
Adj- lacking a sense of right and wrong
Although a greedy man, he was not _________; there were some things he would not do for money.
Adj- shapeless, formless, vague
Although the essay was due in two days, John couldn't get a handle on the topic, which remained ________ in his mind.
There was a general feeling of _________ toward the judge for giving the buys such a harsh sentence.