AP English Vocab 7

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abhor
to detest, to hate strongly
accolades
(plural n.) praise, applause, an award
ascetic
practicing self-denial; austere
bequeath
to hand down, to give or to leave in a will
charlatan
one who pretends to have knowledge in order to swindle others
conflagration
a very intense and uncontrolled fire; an emotionally heated event
dearth
a lack, scarcity
diffidence
shyness, reserve, unassertiveness
effervescent
showing high spirits
ethereal
heavenly, unusually delicate, light, lacking material substance, intangible
expunge
to erase, obliterate, destroy
guile
deceitfulness, duplicity
implausible
not believable
incongruity
nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility
insularity
narrow-mindedness; isolation

(insular: of an island) isolated, peninsula
morose
being sullen or gloomy
placate
to appease or to pacify by making concessions
poignant
piercing, deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions
provincial
lacking sophistication, narrow-minded; countrified in the sense of being limited and backward
reiterate
to say again, repeat (for emphasis)
spontaneous
happening or arising without apparent external cause or planning
synthesis
the combination of ideas into a complex whole
toxic
poisonous
vigilant
very alert, watchful
voluble
able to use words easily, fluent and gib