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AP Voc. #9

AP Voc. #9
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ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
amiable
friendly; agreeable; good-natured
crass
Coarse, crude, and unrefined
discursive
Rambling, moving from one topic to another randomly
docile
easy to teach or manage, passive
estrange
To alienate, to separate
exonerate
to free from blame
gratuitous
given freely; unearned; unwarranted
hypothesize
To reach a conclusion based on an assumption, or something not proven; (Before you begin your eperiments you should __________ about the possible outcomes.)
indignation
anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean
induce
To bring on or to bring about; to generalize
intractable
Stubborn, difficult to manage
introspective
examining of one's own thoughts and feelings, inward-looking
lucid
mentally sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
meticulous
marked by extreme care in treatment of details
misanthrope
a person who hates or despises people
munificent
extremely generous, lavish
plagiarize
use ideas or writings of another and present them as one's own
profuse
very abundant; given or flowing freely
recluse
(n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world
sated
satisfied fully
stupefy
make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
terse
concise
transient
enduring a very short time; one who stays for a short time
virtuoso
one skilled in the fine arts as an accomplished musician, a savant
therm
heat temperature
socio
companion friend
phon, phono, phone
sound, voice
strain, strict, string
Bind, tie, or draw tight
terr, terra
EARTH, LAND
naut, naus, nav
relating to the sea, ships
to have cold feet
to hesitate because of fear or uncertainty
to spill the beans
to give away a secret
to keep a stiff upper lip
to be courageous in the face of trouble
to look a gift horse in the mouth
to be critical of a present