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AP English III Vocab #7
Semester 2 starts here!
Terms in this set (40)
(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
(v.) to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
(n.) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
(n.) a difference of opinion; discontent
(adj.) certain of the truth of one's own ideas; inclined to state opinions as if they were indisputable facts
(n.) one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement
(n.) shameless boldness, impudence
(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
(adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality
(adj.) needy, impoverished
(adj.) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
(n.) a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant; a long list
(n.) an authoritative command, formal order, authorization; (v.) to issue such an order
(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
(n.) an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth
(v.) to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract
(adj.) shining, radiant, resplendent
(adj.) very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
(adj.) of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood
(adj.) not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless
To help __ fears about the exam, the teacher created a comprehensive study guide.
He was caught trying to __ his ex-girlfriend with vicious rumors.
She attempted to lead a __ in her department, but was exposed as a troublemaker and demoted to another floor.
Political __ in the populace over what the White House (regardless of party) is doing will probably never go away now. We are that divided.
When the philosopher said he "awoke from his __ slumber," he meant that he realized that he did not have to believe what he had been taught to believe - he must think critically for himself.
You know you have reached the upper __ of AP teachers when you become a consultant and lead seminars on how to teach the AP curriculum to other teachers.
Tired of the student's insults and __ each day, the teacher lost her cool: she screamed at him and threw him out of class.
People are wondering if the book about the President's first year is wholly true, or if these stories have been __ to
make them more outlandish and entertaining.
The raise was only __, since employees were now paying twice as much for their health insurance.
One of the quickest ways to become __ in this country is to become ill with a serious disease or medical condition.
The __ number of memes on his Facebook feed revealed that he had way too much free time on his hands.
Before he was fired, his boss read off a __ of inappropriate actions he had committed in the workplace.
We received this __ from the upper echelon of administration: no burning of candles in the classroom.
While $20 seems like a __ sum to you, to a homeless person it is a fortune.
During the cheating scandal, the __ of honest behavior led the school to adopt a code of conduct with consequences for cheating.
After getting advice from his lawyer, the suspect __ his confession, claiming it was taken under duress.
The sun sparkled its __ light across the pond during the spectacular sunset.
The AP English teacher refused to grade any papers on Sunday; that was her day, __ and free from all work-related labor.
As the widow accepted offers of sympathy at her husband's funeral, she struggled to keep tears from her __ eyes.
The __ rain has been going on for so long that now we fear flooding.