20 terms

AP Language 2013-14 Week 7

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aberration
straying away from what is normal
abhor
to hate, to detest
abide
be faithful, to endure
abscond
Run away; usually includes taking something along
abstemious
Sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
abysmal
bottomless extreme
acclaimed
welcomed with shouts and approval
adorn
add beauty, decorate
adulterate
make something impure by mixing inferior substance, corrupt, debase
aesthetic
concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
aggregate
sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
alleviate
make (pain) easier to bear
alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
ambiguous
doubtful, uncertain
amnesty
a pardon, warrant granting release from punishment
anarchy
state of lawlessness and disorder
anguish
severe suffering
anomalous
Deviating from the general or common order or type
antipathy
A feeling of intense dislike, object of a feeling of intense aversion
apartheid
brutal racial discrimination
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