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10 terms

Unit 1 AP Lang Vocab

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition
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Acquisitive
(adj.) Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
Synonyms: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive.
Antonyms: altruistic, unretentive
Arrogate
(v.) To claim or take without right.
Synonyms: expropriate, usurp, commandeer
Antonyms: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon
Banal
(adj.) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
Synonyms: stale, insipid
Antonyms: fresh, novel, original, new
Belabor
(v.) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
Synonym: overwork
Carping
(adj.) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n.) petty, nagging criticism
Synonyms: (adj.) nit-picking, caviling
Antonyms: (adj.) approving, uncritical
Coherent
(adj.) Holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
Synonyms: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
Antonyms: muddled, chaotic, disjointed
Congeal
(v.) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
Synonyms: harden, jell, coagulate, solidify
Antonyms: melt, liquify
Emulate
(v.) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
Synonyms: copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to
Encomium
(n.) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
Synonyms: panegyric, eulogy, commendation
Antonyms: condemnation, castigation, criticism
Eschew
(v.) to avoid, shun, keep away from
Synonyms: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
Antonyms: embrace, adopt