20 terms

AP Language 2013-14 Set 2

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erroneous
in a mistaken manner
perceived
to become aware of through the senses
noxious
injurious to physical or mental health
heresy
a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
perish
pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
combustion
the act of burning something
instinct
inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli
juxtaposition
Placement of two things closely together to emphasize comparisons or contrasts
morass
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
pandemonium
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
unraveling
to undo
paleontological
the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
mediocrity
poor to middling in quality
ornithologist
a zoologist who studies birds
ribald
humorously vulgar
ethics
the philosophical study of moral values and rules
biota
all the plant and animal life of a particular region
cleavage
the state of being split or cleft
propriety
correct or appropriate behavior
criteria
A means of judging. A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged.
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