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AP English Vocabulary 6-9

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elixir
a supposed remedy for all ailments
elucidate
to make clear
emanate
to come forth; to send forth
emendation
a correction
empathy
an understanding of another's feelings
empirical
based on observation or experiment and not on theory
endemic
native to or confined to a certain region
enervate
to weaken
ennui
boredom
ephemeral
short-lived
epitome
a standard or typical example
ergo
therefore
erotic
giving sexual pleasure
eschew
to avoid, shun, keep away from
facetious
comical; jocular; flippant
factious
causing disagreement
fastidious
hard to please
fatuous
foolish; inane
fecund
fertile; productive
ferret
(n.) a kind of weasel; (v.) to search or hunt out; to torment, badger
fervent
eager; earnest
fetish
an object that receives respect or devotion
finesse
diplomacy; tact; artful management
fiscal
pertaining to finances
fissure
an opening; a groove; a split
flaccid
Flabby
flagellate
whip
flaunt
to show off
flout
to ridicule; to show contempt for
foment
stir up; instigate
fop
an excessively fashion-conscious man
fortuitous
lucky
gambol
to frolic; to romp about playfully
garish
tastelessly gaudy
garner
to gather; to acquire
garrulous
talkative
germane
relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
gibe
to scoff; to ridicule
gloat
(v.) to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfactory ; to take great persona joy in
glower
to stare angrily
grandiose
impressive; showy; magnificent
gratuitous
unnecessary or uncalled for
grotesque
absurd; distorted
gumption
courage and initiative; common sense
hackneyed
commonplace; overused
halcyon
calm and pleasant
hallow
to make holy
harbinger
an omen or sign
harlequin
a clown
hector
bully; intimidate with threats; bluster
hedonism
pursuit of pleasure, especially of the senses
hegira
flight, escape
hermetic
tightly sealed
heterogeneous
different; dissimilar
hiatus
a pause or gap
hoi polloi
the common people; the masses
hospice
a shelter
hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence
hybrid
a composite of mixed origin
idiosyncrasy
a peculiar personality trait