61 terms

AP Lit term 2 final

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convival
festive, sociable 酒宴的
coterie
a circle of acquaintances 小团体
demur
to object or take exception to 反对
effrontery
shameless boldness 厚颜无耻
Chutzpah
Shyness
ephemeral
lasting only a short time 短暂的
transient
durable
felicitous
appropriate 正式的
furtive
done slyly or stealthily 鬼鬼祟祟的
garish
glaring 过鲜艳的
indigent
needy 贫困的
penniless
affluent
misanthrope
a person who hates or despises people 厌世者
allege
to assert without proof 断言
contend
prove
arrant
thoroughgoing 声名狼藉的
conciliate
to overcome the distrust of 调和
fatuous
stupid or foolish 愚蠢
silly
intelligent
irrefutable
impossible to disprove 不可辩驳的
lackadaisical
lacking spirit or interest 兴趣乏乏
paucity
an inadequate quantity 缺乏
portend
to give advanced warning of 预警
raze
to tear down 破坏
pull down
build
recant
to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed 放弃,撤回
slough
to cast off 抛弃,蜕皮
shed
take on
acclamation
a shout of welcome 欢呼
bucolic
characteristic of the countryside 田园风光
calumniate
to slander 诽谤
imperturbable
not easily excited 平静的
mandate
an authoritative command 授权
paltry
trifling 无价值的
measly
gigantic
paroxysm
a sudden outburst 突发
peregrination
the act of traveling 去旅行
redolent
fragrant 芬芳的
evocative
unevocative
refulgent
shining 辉煌的
splendid
dim
unremitting
not stopping 不懈的
vituperative
harshly abusive 指责,辱骂
askance
with suspicion 怀疑的
decimate
to kill or destroy 大量杀害
inure
to toughen 使适应
luminous
emitting or reflecting light 发光的
obsequious
marked by slavish attentiveness 奉承的
attenuate
to make thin or slender 使减弱
thin out
thicken
foible
a weak point 弱点
shortcoming
forte
obtuse
blunt 迟钝的
dumb
perceptive
oscillate
to swing back and forth with a steady rhythm 使震荡
vibrate
penitent
regretful for one's sins or mistakes 忏悔的
remorseful
remorseless
peremptory
having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate 强制的
rebuff
to snub 回绝
sporadic
occurring at irregular intervals 分散的
abrogate
to repeal 废除
ambient
completely surrounding 被环绕
asperity
roughness 粗糙
rigor
mildness
delectable
delightful 深思熟虑的
scrumptious
repugnant
deprecate
to express mild disapproval 抨击
deplore
smile on
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm 热情洋溢的
exhilarated
gloomy
impecunious
having little or no money 一贫如洗
impoverished
affluent
inexorable
inflexible 无情的
moribund
dying 垂死的
rudiments
the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first 基本原理
discomfit
to frustrate 扰乱
gregarious
living together in a herd or group 群居的
hapless
marked by a persistent absence of good luck 倒霉的
laconic
concise 简洁的
languish
to become weak 变得憔悴