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25 terms

AP Language Vocab Unit 4

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perjury
the deliberate, willful giving of false, misleading, or incomplete testimony under oath
perspicuous
clearly expressed or presented; easy to understand
preposterous
contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd
trepidation
a state of alarm or dread; apprehension; an involuntary trembling
voluble
marked by a ready flow of speech; fluent
punctilious
strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct
aplomb
self-confident assurance
barrage
a heavy curtain of artillery fired in front of allies to protect them; overwhelming outpouring, as of words
cognizant
fully informed; conscious
collusion
a secret agreement between secretive parties
hegemony
predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others
nebulous
cloudy, misty, or hazy, lacking definite form or limits, vague
paradigm
one that serves as pattern or model, set or list of all in
unctuous
excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
urbane
notably polite or polished in manner; confident; fashionable
ambulatory
capable of walking; adapted for walking; moving about from place to place
brazen
acting or done in a very open and shocking way without shame or embarrassment; made of brass
din
a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor
ennui
a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction; boredom; a lack of spirit, enthusiasm, or interest
exonerate
to relieve of a responsibility, obligation, or hardship; to clear from accusation or blame
inscrutable
not readily investigated, interpreted, or understood; difficult to understand; causing people to feel curious or confused
prognosticate
to foretell from signs or symptoms; to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy
schism
a division among the members of a group that occurs because they disagree on something; discord; disharmony
sedition
the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government; incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority
wizened
to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality; withered; shriveled