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AP Eng. Lit. Vocab week 6

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