Ms. Hardy Ap Lang L1

List one of the SAT vocab
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esoteric
1.understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest
2.belonging to the select few.
3.private; secret; confidential.
4.(of a philosophical doctrine ) intended to be revealed only to the initiates of a group
Derivative
1.to trace, receive or obtain from a source or origin
2.to reach or obtain by reasoning; deduce; infer.
3.Chemistry . to produce or obtain (a substance) from another.
4.to come from a source or origin; originate
fallacy
1.a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, an unsound argument.
2.false nature; erroneousness
3. Logic . any of various types of erroneous reasoning that render arguments logically unsound.
altruistic
1 : unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
2 : Animal Behavior: behavior by an animal that is not beneficial to or may be harmful to itself but that benefits others of its species
candid
1.frank; outspoken; straightforward; open and sincere
2. free from bias, prejudice, or malice
3. white, clear, pure
4.informal, unposed photo.
cordial
1.courteous and gracious; sincere; heartfelt;warm
2. pertaining to the heart ; vital
3.strong, sweetened, aromatic alcoholic liquor
4.a stimulating medicine
5.anything that invigorates or exhilarates.
contend
1.to struggle in opposition
2.to strive in rivalry; compete; vie
3.to strive in debate; dispute earnestly
dauntless
1.not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold
2.daring, indomitable, brave, courageous.
benevolent
1.characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings:
2.desiring to help others; charitable:
3.intended for benefits rather than profit
digression
1.a passage or section that deviates from the central theme in speech or writing.
2.to turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument
transitory
1.not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal.
2.lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary.
3: tending to pass away : not persistent
Precursor
1.a person, animal, or thing that goes before and indicates the approach of someone or something else; harbinger
1.a person or thing that precedes, as in a job, a method, etc
Consummation
1.the act of consummating(sex); completion.
2.the state of being consummated; perfection; fulfillment. The ultimate end.
effusive
1.unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve;pouring out; overflowing.
2. excessive emotion or enthusiasm
3: characterized or formed by a nonexplosive outpouring of lava
reticent
1.disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
2.reluctant or restrained.
3. restrained in expression, presentation, or appearance
tempest
1.a violent windstorm, esp. one with rain, hail, or snow.
2.a violent commotion, disturbance, or tumult.
3.to affect by or as by a tempest; disturb violently.
—Idiom(4.tempest in a teacup)
insurgent
1 : a person who revolts against civil authority or an established government; a rebel
2 : one who acts contrary to the policies and decisions of one's own political party
3.surging or rushing in
miser
1.a person who lives in wretched circumstances in order to save and hoard money.
2.a stingy, avaricious person.
3. a wretched or unhappy person.
ascetic
1 : practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline
2 : austere in appearance, manner, or attitude
3.(in the early Christian church) a monk; hermit.
4.exceedingly strict or severe in religious exercises or self-mortification.
Ingenuous
1.free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere.
2.artless; innocent; naive.
3. honorable or noble.