AP Lit Vocab (Semester Two)
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speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner.
lacking in movement, action, or change, especially in a way viewed as undesirable or uninteresting.
sparing in the use of words; abrupt.
suggest or hint (something bad or reprehensible) in an indirect and unpleasant way.
having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd.
the appearance of being true or real.
the quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness.
(of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind.
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
filled or well-supplied with something.
a consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome.
wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy.
To free completely from blame; to exculpate
Having nothing to do with religion or spiritual concerns
Malicious; unjustifiable; unprovoked; egregious
To criticize sharply
Annoyingly eager to help or advise
Timid; lacking self confidence
Strong and healthy; vigorous
To contemplate, ponder, or mull over
Having substance; real; essential; solid; substantial
Skillful; dexterous; clever; socially at ease; shrewd
To sparkle, either literally or figuratively
To attack, especially to attack the truth or integrity of something
Clear; easy to understand
Yearning; sadly longing
Bitter, long lasting ill will or resentment
A public declaration of beliefs or principles, usually political ones
Overly dramatic; theatrical
Extra, unnecessary; redundant
Firmly commited; Firmly in favor of; steadfast
To break up into opposing factions or groupings
corresponding in size or degree; in proportion.
unchanging over time or unable to be changed.
(of an immoral or illegal act or omission) intentional; deliberate.
describe or portray (something) precisely.
(of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.
regard with great respect; revere.
using or expressed in more words than are needed.
a piece of fine-grained dark schist or jasper formerly used for testing alloys of gold by observing the color of the mark that they made on it.
infringe or go beyond the bounds of (a moral principle or other established standard of behavior).
lasting only for a short time; impermanent.
an excessive amount of something.
not telling the truth; lying.
offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
an excessively abundant supply of something.
tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it.".
humor or frivolity, especially the treatment of a serious matter with humor or in a manner lacking due respect.
the faculty or power of using one's will.
a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.
attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.
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