60 terms

2013-14 AP Language Redemption Quiz 1

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retrospective
reference to things past
survey
a detailed critical inspection
radiated
emitted energy; spread;
lustily
robustly; strongly
chanticleer
a rooster
dejection
affected or marked by low spirits
nocturnal
of or relating to or occurring in the night
endeavor
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
resignation
the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
requeim
funeral hymn
inevitable
an unavoidable event
sentinel
a person employed to watch for something to happen
sepulchre
a chamber that is used as a grave
speculative
Characterized by conjecture or abstract reasoning
indubitably
in a manner or to a degree that could not be doubted
slough
any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
calamity
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
befall
happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
martyr
one who suffers for the sake of principle
cosmos
everything that exists anywhere
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.
conceived
formed in the mind
headlong
excessively quick
cumulative
increasing by successive addition
abstract
a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
repudiate
reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
exploit
use or manipulate to one's advantage
extract
obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
domesticate
overcome the wildness of
plaintive
expressing sorrow
forlorn
pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment
invariably
persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature
analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
congruence
the quality of agreeing
obligation
a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply
rationalism
of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
impute
attribute or credit to
anthropomorphism
suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things
humanist
marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare
voyeur
a viewer who enjoys seeing the private acts of others
symbiosis
the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent
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