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AP English Vocab #
Terms in this set (25)
sum total, whole amount
Although different to mine, the aggregate of mineral resources in Alaska are immense.
a group of islands
The sailors were excited when they reached the archipelago.
favorable; a blessing, a benefit
Hiring that young man was a boon for our company.
a clown, a silly or stupid person
Only a buffoon would stand on the table during the Christmas dinner.
unethical methods, trickery
The lawyer used chicanery to get the witness off guard in his testimony.
something that causes impurity; something that defiles or pollutes
The polluted water contained many dangerous contaminant.
bent into folds
A corrugated box absorbs shock and helps to protect its contents.
Some chemicals have deleterious effects on those who must handle them.
inclined to flight, to argue,
People avoided serious discussions with him because of his disputations manner.
to correct (usually by a critic)
The newspaper had to emend the incorrect statement printed in the paper.
to restrict by shackling or chaining
The convict was fettered to prevent his escape.
I became giddy after drinking the champagne at the reception.
state of being dissimilar, composition from unlike elements
Coming from many countries and cultures, students in my class are an example of heterogeneity.
incapable of being conquered
He was from a tribe that was thought to be indomitable but finally was forced to live on the reservation.
indecisive, unsure of how to proceed
The confused child stood irresolute, waiting for some instruction.
Metaphorically, he is drowning in oil.
a cure-all; a remedy for all diseases
Love, not money is the panacea for your problems.
to read or to examine
My lawyer says he had not had time to peruse the contract.
one with exceptional talents or powers; an extraordinary accomplishment
Mozart was considered a child prodigy since he had great musical talents at a very early age.
to snub; to bluntly refuse
The woman was not afraid to rebuff the man's inappropriate advances toward her.
ability to return to a former state
There is a need for more resilient bumpers on cars that can withstand minor accidents.
one who takes the blame for others
Since no one wanted to point a finger at the real culprit, the innocent man was made a scapegoat for the crime.
false or deceitful
Cashing forged checks is a spurious activity.
full of life, very animated
Game shows are looking for vivacious contestants who are fun to watch and who will liven up the show
capable of being easily led, taught, or controlled; obedient
It is odd that the students in first period are so unruly, while those in second period are very tractable.
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