AP Lang Unit 3 Vocabulary
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existing in though or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence
a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement.
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
an account regarded as unreliable or hearsay
a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
the action of stating something or exercising authority confidently and forcefully.
scold or criticize
favoring one opinion over another opinion
charmless and inhospitable; dreary.
lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.
cold and miserable.
having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority
wishing to do what is right, especially to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly.
relating to a person's conscience.
showing contempt; scornful
perceive or recognize (something).
distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses.
showing contempt or lack of respect.
home or family life
absence of difficulty or effort.
make (something unpleasant, painful, or intense) less serious or severe
relating to or characteristic of an elegy
based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic
not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable
construct or manufacture (something, especially an industrial product), especially from prepared components.
invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent
having far-reaching and typically disastrous consequences or implications
arrogantly superior and disdainful
a place on the coast where vessels may find shelter, especially one protected from rough water by piers, jetties, and other artificial structures.
keep (a thought or feeling, typically a negative one) in one's mind, especially secretly.
give a home or shelter to
the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense
strongly suggest the truth or existence of (something not expressly stated).
(of a fact or occurrence) suggest (something) as a logical consequenceadjective
not important or significant.
deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements
impossible to understand or interpret
the action of showing something to be right or reasonable
an amount of money or property left to someone in a will
the fact or condition of being magnanimous; generosity
a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause
sullen and ill-tempered
(of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.
(of a person) natural and unaffected; innocent
famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed
a person new to or inexperienced in a field or situation
(of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
a thing aimed at or sought; a goal
not discovered or known about; uncertain.
keep from being seen; conceal
giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious
dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
relating to philosophical or political pragmatism
an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way
ask a question about something, especially in order to express one's doubts about it or to check its validity or accuracy.
a question, especially one addressed to an official or organization
a consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome
providing a reflection; capable of reflecting light or other radiation
relating to or characterized by deep thought; thoughtful
prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove
unwilling and hesitant; disinclined
an act of retiring or giving up a position.
the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable
of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
(of a person) excessively prone to feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil
not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations
dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy
having or showing tact
a formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law
make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is
damage or weaken (someone or something), especially gradually or insidiously
immoral or wicked behavior
the state of being strong and active; energy.
never done or known before
playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way
the quality of being logically or factually sound; soundness or cogency
skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully
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