20 terms

AP English Vocab Unit 26

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betimes
(adv.) before the usual or expected time; early
copious
(adj.) abundant in supply or quantity; plentiful
corroborate
(v.) to support or help prove (a statement, theory, etc.) by providing information or evidence; confirm
culpable
(adj.) deserving blame; guilty of doing something wrong
deftly
(adv.) skillful and clever; doing something both skillfully and gently, or effortlessly
egress
(n.) the action or right of going or coming out; a place or means of going out; an exit
Elysian
(adj.) relating to or characteristic of heaven or paradise; delightful; glorious; blissful
inherent
(adj.) involved in the constitution or essential character of something; belonging by nature or habit
lurid
(adj.) presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms, especially giving explicit details of crimes or sexual matters; very vivid in color, especially so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect
milieu
(n.) the people and the physical and social conditions and events that provide a backgroun in which someone acts or lives
minutiae
(n.) the small, precise or trivial details of something
mirth
(n.) gladness or amusement as shown by or accompanied with laughter
mollify
(v.) to soothe in temper or disposition; appease the anger or anxiety of (someone)
nullify
(v.) to render or declare legally void or inoperative; to deprive of value or effectiveness
pliable
(adj.) easily bent; flexible; too easily influenced or controlled by other people
precursor
(n.) one that precedes and indicates the approach of another; predecessor
respite
(n.) a short period of time when one is able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant or when something difficult or unpleasant stops or is delayed
solicitous
(adj.) characterized by or showing interest or concern
steadfast
(adj.) resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering; faithful; loyal; constant
writhe
(v.) make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body