20 terms

AP English Vocab Unit 2

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baffle
bewilder; perplex; fill with confusion; puzzle; frustrate
despise
look down on with contempt or disgust; loathe; regard as inferior
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm; exuberant
exhort
arouse by words; advise strongly; urge
expertise
specialized skill or technical knowledge; know-how; expertise
finicky
excessively concerned with trifles or details; hard to please; fussy; particular
gall
make sore; irritate mentally; annoy; vex
inane
lacking significance or sense; pointless; silly; insipid
indemnify
compensate for loss, damage, or injury; reimburse; repay
Occident
West; countries of America and Europe
peruse
read; look at fairly attentively; study
scuffle
rough struggle with scrambling and confusion; fight
spurn
thrust aside with disdain or contempt; reject
stipend
fixed or regular pay for services; wage; salary
surveillance
close watch over a person, group, or area; supervision
tepid
moderately warm; lukewarm
wager
risk (something) on the outcome of a contest or uncertain event; gamble; bet
wane
decrease in power or size; dwindle; decline; sink
ambiguity
a vagueness of meaning; a conscious lack of clarity meant to evoke multiple meanings and interpretation
harangue
a forceful sermon, lecture, or tirade