AP Lang Vocab 1-6
Terms in this set (60)
excessive devotion to someone
1-strong or vehement expression of disapproval
2- to criticize or reproach in a harsh or vehement manner
to give a false or misleading appearance to
the hiding under a false appearance
1- amusing in an odd way.
2- a person amusing in an odd way
to eject or expel matter
to examine by touch, especially for the purpose of diagnosing disease or illness.
leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal
lacking courage or resolution
an excessive amount
a personally offensive act or word
indifferent or bored with life
to persuade by flattery
to block up or fill with
having no sense of responsibility
position where there is no escape
mournful; dismal; gloomy
vulgar of abusive in speech
having or showing laziness
Adj. Of similar character
Julie made a new friend today, kind and smart like Julie, they are akin.
V. Confirm or give support to
She corroborated his alibi, stating that he had been with her all day, he was still charged with the theft.
Adj. Impossible to stop or prevent
The football team won the state championships, people considered them inexorable, they cheered the whole game.
Adj. Lacking flavor
Lacking vigor or interest
She decided to break up with her boyfriend, he had begun to seem insipid, she was bored, and he was always busy.
Adj. Wicked or criminal
She stole ice cream from the baby, it was a nefarious action, the mother yelled at her, she began to feel ashamed.
N. A person's facial features or expression, especially when regarded as indicative of character or ethnic origin
The Arian race was at one point considered superior, you could tell fakes by their physiognomy some said, many people disliked people who were not Arian.
N. A group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person
The president must make a big decision about national security, he must consult a retinue, he needs lots of advice, he may also look to public opinion.
V. Provide evidence to support or prove the truth of
The detective's job was to substantiate the crime they were charging Tom with, he is very good at his job, he found lots of evidence to support his case.
N. The quality or state of being wearisome; irksomeness; tediousness
Lucy was having a rough day, her goldfish had died, her phone didn't charge, and her mother was tedium.
Adj. Very hot and dry
Full of difficulty or tribulation
Jane's family decided that for vacation they wanted to go to Egypt, they left in July, the sand there radiated heat and hiking was torrid, they stopped frequently for water.
N. Hobby or minor occupation
He found a new avocation, Jimmy loved building toy planes, and he began working on them every Sunday.
Adj. Showing or having insensitive and cruel disregard for others
Tom's attitude was very callous, he was very mean, and tripped others.
Adj. Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
Janet was capricious, her moods were like a playground swing, so the other kids didn't always get along with Janet.
N. A great difference
There was a disparity between the two bosses, one boss was kind and loving, the other quite cranky.
N. The ability to produce a desired pr intended result
Bobby had efficacy, so he succeeded, and got the big promotion.
N. A letter
Dan wrote a long letter, and sent it to his brother, the letter was very heartfelt.
A home providing care for the terminally ill
Gabe's grandmother was very ill, so we sent her to hospice in September, she was very happy there.
N. The force or energy with which a body moves
I really needed an impetus to wake up this morning, and my alarm clock was the perfect one, I shot out of bed when I heard the first tone.
Adj. Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc, than is actually possessed
She had very low self-esteem, so she felt the need make her descriptions very pretentious is hopes of feeling better, it did not work.
V. Alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive
Kyler vacillated for a long time, he wanted the decision he made to be right, but it still ended badly.
V. Warn or reprimand someone firmly
The student cheated on his test, so he was given a failing grade.
N. Written or spoken communication or debate
V. Speak or write authoritatively about a topic
Jon and Ron were having a discourse, so they were asked to quiet down.
N. A state of physical or mental weariness
On Friday he felt lassitude after the game, but he got up Saturday morning to take the ACT.
Adj. Promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters
The boy's advances very licentious, so she struggled to stay celibate.
N. A person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist
V. Be absorbed in thought
The painter's muse was quite lovely, yet she lacked many quality character traits.
Adj. Of or relating to money
He was constantly measuring things according to their pecuniary value, so when he was shopping for a college he wanted the best deal.
N. A dangerous, difficult or otherwise unfortunate situation
Passing chemistry was a plight, but by the grace of God I made it through.
Adj. failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate
It was a presumptuous decision for him to ask Claire to the dance, but she said yes much to our suprise.
Adj. Seeking or intending to undermine an established system or institution
When he leaked national secrets he was punished, and he was labeled as sebversive.
Adj. Having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless
She did not study for her test, so the teacher thought she was kind of vacuous.
Adj. Bold and without shame.
V. endure an embarrassing or difficult situation by behaving with apparent confidence and lack of shame.
It was very brazen of her to wear that revealing outfit, yet she still did twice.
N. a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that prevents or follows the doing of something bad.
She felt compunction after yelling at her friend, she needed to apololigize.
N. a loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise.
V. make (someone) learn or remember something by constant repetition.
make a loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise.
He created a din by crashing the cymbals together, at the end of the parade.
N. an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority.
The president announced an edict, with the purpose of creating several new traffic laws.
N. behavior or speech that is indiscreet or displays a lack of good judgment.
Her worst indiscretion was cheating on a test, she was usually very good.
Adj. lacking interest or excitement; dull.
of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one.
He thought math was very mundane, it always made him tired.
N. a small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried.
V. lay or bury in or as if in a tomb.
When they though Jesus was dead, they laid in a sepulcher,
N. a person making a humble plea to someone in power or authority.
Adj. making or expressing a plea, especially to someone in power or authority.
The suppliant was so tired and hungry, he just wanted some food.
N. a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people.
confusion or disorder.
The crowd created quite the tumult while they cheered for an encore.
V. roam in search of things to steal or people to attack.
Adj. going about in search of things to steal or people to attack.
The pirates were always marauding, it became a frequent past time.