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20 terms

AP Language Summer Reading Set

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accession
the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne)
cleft
a long narrow opening
buttress
a support usually of stone or brick
tenuously
in a tenuous manner
aesthete
one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature
inextricably
incapable of being untangled, hoplessly intricate
mellifluous
pleasing to the ear
predecessor
one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
theodolite
a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
accretion
something contributing to growth or increase
bivouac
temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
uncanny
beyond what is natural
repudiated
any connection is denied
admonished
punished especially by reproof or reprimand
gingerly
with extreme care or delicacy
thawing
warm weather following a freeze
futility
uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result
forays
raids made of steal goods from an area
abate
become less in amount or intensity
supine
offering no resistance