20 terms

AP English Vocab Unit 18

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acme
(n.) highest point; pinnacle; summit
aficionado
(n.) person very enthusiastic about anything; sports devotee
appropriate
(v.) take (something) for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission; devote (money or assets) to a special purpose
bombastic
(adj.) marked by or given to speech or writing that is given exaggerated importance by artificial or empty means; pompous or overblown speech or writing
cajole
(v.) persuade by pleasant words; wheedle
cursory
(adj.) running over hastily; superficially done
demise
(n.) death
emancipate
(v.) to free from restraint, control, or the power of another
facetious
(adj.) in the habit of joking; said in jest without serious intent
flippant
(adj.) treating serious matters lightly
infidel
(n.) one who does not accept a particular faith; unbeliever
maladrioit
(adj.) unskillful; clumsy
misanthrope
(n.) hater of humanity
nautical
(adj.) of, relating to, or associated with seamen, navigation, or ships
predilection
(n.) inclination to like or choose something; an established preference for something
qualm
(n.) misgiving; a feeling of uneasiness about a point especially of conscience or propriety
sedate
(adj.) having a settled or quiet disposition; keeping a quiet steady attitude or pace
tenacious
(adj.) inclined to hold fast; persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired
vainglorious
(adj.) excessively proud or boastful
vilify
(v.) to speak evil of; to utter slanderous and abusive statements against