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48 terms

AP English 3 Vocab

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docile
easily handled or managed
sycophantish
flattery intended to win favor
duff
Fake
hoary
very old; whitish or gray from age
dirge
a funeral hymn or mournful speech
dogmatism
arrogant, stubborn assertion of opinion or belief
putrefaction
decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
loll
be lazy or idle
inviolable
not capable of being violated or infringed
pungent
sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell
gewgawed
Something gawdy and useless; trinket; bauble
ominous
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
aloof
reserved, distant
victualers
supplier of food; an innkeeper
petulant
easily irritated or annoyed
intimation
a slight suggestion or vague understanding
ludicrously
comically, absurdly
undulant
Moving with or resembling a wavelike motion
paltry
contemptibly small in amount
immanence
the state of being within or not going beyond a given domain
apocalypse
a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
brume
fog or mist
pompous
puffed up with vanity
compensations
Something given or received as an equivalent for services, debt, loss, injury, lack, etc.
insinuations
to suggest, imply, hint
nihilism
complete denial of all established authority and institutions
torus
commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column
byrnie
a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
paradox
contradiction
chilblains
inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
brachiating
locomotion accomplished by swinging by the arms from one hold to another
venue
the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
oblivious
failing to keep in mind
transmogrified
to change into a different shape or form
obsequious
attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
inchoate
not fully formed; disorganized
keens
A loud, wailing lament for the dead
concrescence
growth; increase by the addition of particles
rationalism
the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct
ossified
set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs
extrapolate
estimate the value of
apparitions
ghosts
decorum
propriety in manners and conduct
omnipotence
the state of being omnipotent
gannet
large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish
inexorable
not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course
pommel
strike, usually with the fist
ruse
a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)