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AP English III Vocabulary

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Pristine
Remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted by civilization; remaining free from dirt or decay; clean
Superfluous
Being beyond what is required or sufficient
Intransigent
Refusing to change a position
Discern
To perceive with the eyes or intellect; detect
Adamant
Impervious to please, appeal, or reason; stubbornly unyielding
Banal
Drearily commonplace and often predictable; trite
Obsession
Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion
Belligerent
Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive
Credible
Deserving of often limited praise or commendation
act, ag
do, act, drive
ex. active
am, ami
love, like
ex. amorous
anim
mind, life, spirit, anger
ex. animal
annu, enni
yearly
ex. annual
auc, aug, aut
to originate, to increase
ex. augment
audi, audit, aur
to hear
ex. audible
bene, ben
good, well, gentle
ex. benign
bio, bi
life
ex. biography
bibli, biblio
book
ex. bibliophile
brev
short
ex. abbreviate
unremitting
never slackening, persistent
Obtuse
lacking quickness or perception or intellect
intrinsic
of or relating to the essential nature of a thing; inherent
denizen
an inhabitant; a resident
edify
to instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral or spiritual movement
officious
marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services of advice to others
caustic
corrosive and bitingly trenchant; cutting
scruple
an uneasy feeling arriving from conscience or principal that tends to hinder action
orthodox
adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion
uniform
always the same in character or degree; unvarying
censure
an expressive of string disapproval or harsh criticism
cad, cap, cas, ceiv, cept, cid
to take, to seize, to hold
ex. recieve
ceas, cede, ceed, cess
to go, yield
ex. exceed
chron
time
ex. chronicle
clam, claim
shout
ex. clamor
corp
body
ex. corporate
cre, cres, cret
grow
ex. create
cred
trust, believe
ex. incredible
cour, cur, curr, curs
run, course
ex. occur
dic, dict, dit
say, speak
ex. indicate
cogn, gnos
to know, know
ex. recognize
Vex
to annoy as with petty importunity; to bother
affection
behavior that is assumed rather than natural; artificially
incessant
continuing without interruption
anachronism
one that is out of its order or chronological order
cynic
a person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
infatuated
to cause to behave foolishly
emigrate
to leave one country or region to settle in another
indigent
experiencing want or need; impoverished
bequest
the act of giving, leaving by will or passing on to another
doc, doct
teach, prove
ex. docile
dog, dox
thought, idea
ex. dogma
dec, dign
suitable
ex. decent
duc, duct
to lead
ex. conduct
ev, et
time, age
ex. medieval
fac, fact, fec, fic, fas, fea
make do, do
ex. difficult
fer
bear, carry
ex. infer
fict, feign, fain
shape, make, fashion
ex. fiction
fid
belief, faith
ex. confide
zealous
filled with or motivated by zeal; fervent
neutral
not aligned with supporting or favoring either side of war, dispute or contest
congenital
being an essential characteristic as if by nature; inherent
incredible
so implausible as to elicit disbelief
stagnation
showing little or no sign of activity or advancement, not developing or progressing, inactive
bequest
thebequests he act of giving, leaving by will, or passing on to another
abject
being of the most miserable kind; wretched
flag
tiflagging decline in vigor or strength
replete
filled of satiation; gorged
propriety
conformity to prevailing customs and usages
fig
shape, for
ex. figure
flu, fluct, flux
flow
ex. fluid
form
shape
ex. format
fact, frag, Frai
break
ex. frail
gen, gin
to give birth
ex. generate
geo
earth
ex. geography
gor
to gather, to bring together
ex. category