AP English Vocab Lesson 22
Terms in this set (25)
official approval, praise, commendation
We initiated the attack with the approbation of the general.
to agree or to concur; to give in, to yield; agreement
Assenting to his demands, she did as she was told.
rude or insensitive; ill-mannered
How could you get me a date with such a boorish person.
talking around a subject
Politicians are known for circumlocution.
I always take copious notes in my history class.
an outline, depiction, portrayal
The profits of the company were delineated to the board.
to disguise, to pretend
Although he tried to dissemble his motive for seeing me, I knew the real reason.
to try to equal or to be like (usually through imitation)
He has a lot of fine qualities that i try to emulate.
likely to change, capricious
Because of her fickle behavior, he had little trust that she would continue to love him.
The gravity of the situation was heightened by the death of the president.
Plain or unattractive in appearance
The girl was rather homely, but she had a wit and an intellect that could not be matched.
His ragged clothes are a sign of his indigence.
an extreme patriot, usually calls for a belligerent foreign policy
The jingoist was in the streets, loudly, urging the public toward aggression against the foreign power.
moving from place to place, wandering, transient
The migratory whooping cranes always return to Padre Island.
confusing, making unclear
His speech was obfuscating because it made people concentrate on irrelevant issues.
Most immigrants, because they are anxious to succeed, have a proclivity for hard work.
a stretching out due to lacking vitality and being completely overcome
During the late summer football practices, player sometimes suffer from heat prostration.
very stubborn, refusing to obey, unruly
Recalcitrant students are usually tardy, do not complete class assignments and disrupt class.
characterized by a decided purpose
The business was run by a resolute man who set his mind on a goal and followed through with it.
a member of a sect that is a faction with extreme beliefs
His sectarian beliefs marked him as being extremely narrow-minded.
one who supports a cause with firm partisanship
That justice was known as a stalwart in defending 1st amendment rights.
understood, silent, not spoken, implicit
We have a tacit agreement that the goods are delivered only after payment is made.
His actions in the crisis transcended the call of duty.
having excellent morals, righteous
One would expect nuns to be very virtuous.
The smell of fresh bread always whets my appetite.