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AP Language 2013-14 Week 8 Redemption

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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
boisterous
loud, noisy, rough, lacking restraint
chauvinist
a blindly devoted patriot
conciliatory
reconciling, soothing, comforting, mollifying
graze
touch or scrape lightly in passing
heresy
belief contrary or violation of what is generally accepted dogma
imperative
urgent, essential
incongruous
out of place, not in harmony or agreement
indistinct
not easily heard/seen/clearly marked
itinerary
an established line of travel or access
lethargic
Deficient in alertness or activity
lustrous
being bright polished
malleable
yielding, easily shaped
nascent
coming into existence, emerging
pedestrian
commonplace, trite, unremarkable
placate
soothe, pacify, calm
maudlin
Overly emotional
effervescent
Bubbly, lively
commensurate
matching, corresponding, or proportionate in degree, size, amount, or other property
fidelity
Faithfulness; loyalty
approbation
(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
supersede
take the place of
sycophant
person who flatters the rich and powerful
transgress
break go beyond (a limit)
transient
temporary,fleeting
trepidation
alarm, excited state of mind, fearful
ubiquitous
present everywhere
ulterior
situated beyond
unscathed
unharmed, unhurt
vain
conceited
vex
annoy, distress, trouble
vigilance
watchfulness
vigilant / te
member of a vigilance committee / self appointed crime fighter
vigorous
strong,energetic
vindictive
having a desire to revenge
viscous
having the properties of glue, mucilaginous / relatively high resistance to flow
vivacious
lively high-spirited
volatile
changeable, inconstant, fickle, unstable, explosive
warrant
authority, written order, guarantee
whimsical
full of odd and fanciful ideas
woo
try to win
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