AP English 3 Vocab 7

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allay
(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve

S: reduce, alleviate, moderate
A: aggravate, exacerbate, intensify
bestial
(adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility

S: animalistic, loathsome
A: human, clement, virtuous, upright
convivial
(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial

S: fun-loving, jovial, merry
A: dour, sullen, unsociable
coterie
(n.) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest

S: clique, set
counterpart
(n.) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a compliment

S: match
demur
(v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection

S: (v) protest, object to
A: (v) assent to, consent to, accept, agree to
effrontery
(n.) shameless boldness, impudence

S: chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek
A: shyness, diffidence, timidity
embellish
(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details

S: garnish
A: strip, mar, disfigure
ephemeral
(adj.) lasting only a short time, short-lived

S: transient, evanescent, transitory
A: durable, long-lasting, permanent, perpetual
felicitous
(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy

S: fortunate, well-put
A: inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy
furtive
(adj.) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen

S: covert, surreptitious
A: aboveboard, open
garish
(adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way

S: gaudy, flashy, tawdry
A: subdued, muted, understated, quiet
illusory
(adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality

S: specious, spurious, imaginary
A: actual, real, factual, objective
indigent
(adj.) needy, impoverished

S: penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute
A: affluent, prosperous
inordinate
(adj.) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive

S: exorbitant, extravagant
A: reasonable, equitable
jettison
(v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome

S: cast off, discard, dump, junk
A: conserve, retain, hold on to, keep
misanthrope
(n.) a person who hates or despises people

S: people-hater
pertinacious
(adj.) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied

S: stubborn, determined
picayune
(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded

S: piddling, trifling
A: important, significant, huge, gigantic
raiment
(n.) clothing, garments

S: apparel, attire

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