20 terms

AP English III Vocab #7

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allay
lessen the intensity of or calm
bestial
resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
convivial
occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company; festive; sociable
coterie
an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose; (can be) just "a circle of acquaintance"
counterpart
a person or thing having the same function as another; a person or thing "closely resembling or corresponding" to another; a complement
demur
politely refuse or take exception to; (v) to object; (n) an objection
effrontery
audacious behavior that you have no right to; shameless; boldness
embellish
make more attractive, as by adding ornament or color; to improve by adding details
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
felicitous
marked by good fortune; appropriate, apt, well chosen; happy
furtive
secret and sly or sordid; shifty; stolen
garish
tastelessly showy; glaring; over-decorated in a vulgar or offensive way
illusory
having the nature of a deceptive trick; misleading; lacking in or not based on reality
indigent
poor enough to need help from others
inordinate
beyond normal limits; far too great; excessive
jettison
throw away, or something encumbering; to cast overboard; get rid of as unnecessary
misanthrope
someone who dislikes people in general
pertinacious
stubbornly unyielding; very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; refusing to be put off or denied
picayune
small and of little importance; of little value; concerned with trifling matters; small-minded
raiment
especially fine or decorative clothing; (can be) just "clothing or garments"

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