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Vocab Lessons 1, 2, 3

These are the vocab words for lessons 1, 2, and 3 for AP Lang at FHE.
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Amulet
noun - an object worn to bring luck or to protect against evil or injury; charm
Capricious
adjective - characterized by or subject to sudden, unpredictable changes; fickle
Fatalism
noun - the belief that all events are determined in advance by fate and cannot be changed by human means.
Incantation
noun - a set of words spoken as a magic charm or to cast a magic spell
Propitious
adjective - presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious; advantageous
Providential
adjective - resulting from or seeming to result from divine will; fortune
Quirk
noun - A. a peculiarity of behavior; mannerism; idiosyncrasy. B. an unpredictable or unaccountable shift in action
Serendipity
noun - the ability to make valuable discoveries by chance; luck
Vagary
noun - a wild or unpredictable notion or action; odd fancy
Vicissitude
noun - A. one of the sudden or unexpected changes or shifts often encountered in one's life, activities, or surroundings. B. a change or variation
Appellation
noun - a name or title that distinguishes or identifies
Diphthong
noun - a speech sound that consists of either two vowels or a vowel and a semivowel (such as y) contained in a single syllable
Eponym
noun - a person for whom something is or is thought to be named
Linguistics
noun - the study of human speech, esp. its components, structure, and nature, and how it changes
Neologism
noun - a newly made-up word, phrase, or expression
Parlance
noun - a particular manner or kind of speech
Patois
noun - A. a dialect other than the standard dialect of a language, esp. a regional or uneducated form of speech. B. the distinctive language of a special group; jargon
Polyglot
adjective - A. consisting of many groups speaking different languages. B. speaking or writing several languages. C. containing elements or material from different languages noun - A. a person who knows several languages. B. a mixture of languages
Solecism
noun - A. the ungrammatical usage of a word or construction of a sentence. B. a violation of good manners or good taste. C. something out of the normal or proper order
Vulgar
adjective - A. spoken by or using the language spoken by the common people rather than literary, cultured, or learned people; vernacular. B. of or associated with the common people. C. lacking taste or delicacy; coarse. D. conspicuous and excessive; pretentious
Continuity
noun - A. the condition of being without a stop or interruption. B. an uninterrupted succession or flow.
Converge
intrans. verb - A. to approach the same point from different directions; meet. B. to move toward a common conclusion or result.
Crux
noun - A. the basic or essential feature of something. B. a baffling or puzzling point that is difficult to explain
Initiate
trans. verb - A. to begin; originate; cause to begin. B. to admit into membership; noun - a beginner; novice
Pivotal
adjective - A central or crucial to something; very important. B. pertaining to a pivot, the shaft about which a related part rotates or swings
Sequel
noun - A. something that follows; continuation. B. a result or consequence. C. a literary work that while complete in itself, continues an already existing narrative.
Subordinate
noun - one subject to the authority of another; adjective - of a lower class or rank; inferior; trans. verb - to put in a lower class or rank; make inferior
Tangential
adjective - only superficially relevant or related.
Terminate
trans. verb - to bring to an end; conclude; intrans. verb - to come to an end.
Ultimate
adjective - A. last; coming at the end. B. farthest; extreme. C. greatest possible