20 terms

AP Language 2013-14 Set 15

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to lean over; tilt
lurid
wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome
misnomer
wrong name; incorrect designation
martinet
rigid disciplinarian
munificient
very generous
obtuse
blunt; stupid
partisan
one-sided; prejudiced
parochial
provincial; narrow-sighted
polemical
aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious
preclude
to make impossible
profligate
dissipated; wasteful; wildly immoral
propitious
favorable; fortune
prosaic
dull and unimaginative
quandary
dilemma
recalcitrant
stubborn; obdurate; intractable
quiescent
at rest; dormant
tantamount
equal in effect or value
torpor
lethargy
venerable
respected because of age
sagacity
(n) ability to make good judgments; wisdom
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