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60 terms

AP English 12 Vocab

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Abase
lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
Abate
to lessen
Abet
to encourage, assist, aid, support
Abhor
to hate
Abominate
to loathe
Abrogate
to abolish
Abscond
To leave secretly
Abstruse
difficult to understand
Accrue
to accumulate
Absolve
to pardon
Aggrandize
to enlarge
Agility
quickness; nimbleness
Agnostic
one who believes that the existence of a god can be neither proven nor disproven
Agrarian
pertaining to farming
Alacrity
liveliness
Allay
to reduce intensity of; to calm
Allegory
narrative using figurative language
Allocate
Set aside
Allude
to refer to indirectly
Altercation
angry dispute
Altruism
unselfish devotion
Ameliorate
to improve
Amiable
pleasant; kind
Amnesty
to grant pardon
Acerbity
bitterness; severity
Acrimony
acerbity; bitterness
Adamant
immovable; unyielding
Adjudicate
to decide
Adjunct
assistant
Admonish
to warn
Adroit
skillful
Adulation
praise
Advocate
to recommend
Aesthetic
pertaining to visual beauty
Affable
friendly; courteous
Affinity
attraction
Affluence
wealth
Affront
insult
Anachronism
something out of proper time
Anarchy
absense of government
Anathema
ban; curse
Animosity
hatred towards
Anomaly
irregularity
Antipathy
dislike
Antipodes
opposite side of earth
Antithesis
direct opposite
Apathy
indifference; lack of interest
Aphorism
consise statement of truth; proverb
Aplomb
self confidence
Appall
to terrify; shock
Archaic
no longer in use
Arduous
difficult
Arrears
in debt
Articulate
express clearly and distinctly
Artifice
trickery
Ascendant
rising
Aspersion
slanderous remark
Assay
to test
Assiduous
careful; diligent
Assuase
to make less severe

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