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51 terms

AP English Pre-test Vocab

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hitherto
until now or until the in time under discussion
countenance
a person's face or facial expression
sensibility
the ability to appreciate and respond to complex emotional or aesthetic influences; sensitivity
mien
a person's look or manner, esp. one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood
genteel
polite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way
prudery
to claim to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity
candour
the quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness
veracity
conformity to facts; accuracy
indiscriminately
done at random or without careful judgement
ogle
stare at in a lecherous manner
render
provide (a service)
adorn
make more beautiful or attractive
procure
obtain (something), esp. with care or effort
looking-glass
mirror
attributes
regard something as being caused by (someone or something)
discern
perceive or recognize (something)
assertion
a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief
forthright
(of a person or their manner or speech) direct and outspoken; straightforward and honest
prowess
skill or expertise in a particular activity or field
correlation
a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things
discursive
digressing from subject to subject
laconic
using very few words
feigned
pretended to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury)
flippant
no showing a serious or respectful attitude
whimsical
playfully quaint or fanciful, esp. in an appealing and amusing way
pretentious
attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed
contemptuous
showing contempt; scornful
equinoctial
happening at or near the time of an equinox
inscrutable
impossible to understand or interpret
reproachful
expressing disapproval or disappointment
elegiac
having a mournful quality
disdain
the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt
curate
a member of a clergy engaged as assistant to a vicar, rector, or parish priest
sentiment
a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion
betake
to take
thereto
to that or that place
rector
a member of the clergy who has charge of a parish
wherewithal
the money or other means needed for a particular purpose
surplice
a loose white linen vestment varying from hip-length to calf-length, worn over a cassock by clergy, acolytes, and choristers at Christian church services
nonplus
surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react
raiment
clothing
regale
entertain or amuse (someone) with talk
eminence
fame or recognized superiority, esp. within a particular sphere or profession
proliferation
rapid increase in numbers
austerity
sternness or severity of manner or attitude
degenerate
having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing evidence of decline
rectitude
morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness
promulgated
promoted or made widely known
whorled
a coil or ring, in particular
nascent
just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential
acuity
sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing