AP Eng. Lit. Vocab week 6
describes hard work, consistently applied to the task at hand
something really difficult or really powerful
endurance, the strength- to keep going
painstaking care with details
bit more than "meticulous," attention to every minute detail or point
"overly exacting" or "unnecessarily squeamish."- more than meticulous and punctilious
holds on, whether it be to an object, a goal, or a point of view
speedy and cheerful willingness to do something
eager approach to work becomes too eager, frenzied, wildly excited
deterioration of mental faculties that comes with aging
"commanding respect because of old age or dignity."
"childish" or "juvenile"
"dried up" or "withered"
"having reached puberty or the stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes capable of sexual reproduction."
comes from "dowry," property a widow recieves at husband's death
"immature" or "lacking adult experience"
"ineffective or outmoded because of advanced age."
"guileless, a naïve or innocent young woman."
burning passion or firey devotion (aka ardent)
feels extreme passion or devotion to point where will exclude other things; describes someone who is committed to a idea or series of ideas
loving, "concupiscence (syn. is more lustful)"
burning with enthusiasm
enthusiastic to the point of being irrational
"ardent or crusading enthusiasm for something."
carrying/ holding strong emotion or conviction
passion to madness, "include excessive gaiety, loss of sleep, and wildly irrational behavior. "
"unrestrained in emotional expression" or "gushy"
recklessly determined to achieve something
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