Lists 1-4 AP Vocab
Terms in this set (80)
Deviating from the right, normal, usual, proper or expected course. Exceptional; abnormal. (Adj)
Hard to understand; secret/hidden/esoteric. (Adj)
Concerned with acquiring property or wealth. Greedy/Avaricious. (Adj)
To disclose partially or guardedly; to produce a faint resemblance of; to outline or sketch. Foreshadow/Outline (v)
To affirm/declare earnestly and with emphasis. Aver/Avouch. (v)
Reverting to a past style, manner, outlook, approach; Suggesting the characteristics of a remote ancestor. Ancestral. (adj)
To weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value; to make thin/slender. (v)
Suggestive of kindness and geniality. Genial/Friendly/Helpful (adj)
Light, playful banter (n); to banter with or tease playfully (v). Repartee.
Destructively violent; deranged (adj)
To show to be false/misrepresent (v)
To bewilder or confuse someone; to occupy or absorb one's attention (v)
To cheat, swindle, or scam (v)
Having a salty, unpleasant taste. Briny/Saline/Unpleasant (adj).
Pertaining to shepherds; pastoral; characteristic of the countryside (adj)
A small group working in secret. Conspiracy (n).
Harsh in sound. Dissonance/Discordant (n).
To utter false, malicious statements about. Slander. (v).
Fault-finding in a petty way. Nagging/Querulous. (adj)
To make trivial objection. Quibble over (v).
Naturally accompanying or associated/Occurring at the same time. Resultant/Simultaneous (adj).
Sharing a common border or edge. Abutting/Adjacent. (adj)
Obstinacy/Defiance. Stubborn refusal to obey or comply with authority. (n)
Overly quick to believe things. Gullible/Naive/Unsuspicious (adj).
A extremely stupid person/a vulgar individual. Philistine/a fool (n).
Person or thing at the center of attention/admiration. Something that serves to guide or direct. A focal point/Center of attention (n).
A sudden and ignominious failure. Fiasco/Disaster (n).
To make weak or infirmed (v). Enfeeble
To do something that one considers beneath one's dignity or station; To condescend to do (v).
Mask/Feign. To conceal one's true motives or feelings (v)
Rock in small particles or other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice; Any disintegrated material; debris (n).
A bitter, sharply abusive denunciation, attack, or criticism (n). Tirade.
A person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a superficial way. Dabbler. (n)
A set of principles laid down by an unquestioned authority and held as incontrovertibly A tenet, creed, ideology (n).
Word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is risqué; innuendo (n).
Harsh, oppressive, stringent; excessively harsh, severe (as laws) (adj).
The quality of being cheerful and energetic. A feeling of elation, jubilation (n).
Brilliance of performance (n).
Energy, style, enthusiasm, vigor, vitality. (n)
Based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation/experience as opposed to theory or intuition. (adj)
One who believes: Physical matter is the only reality/well-being and worldly possessions are the only good in life; One who believes all knowledge is gained from experience. (n)
Boredom, feeling of weariness/dissatisfaction; Tedium. (n)
Short-lived, fleeting, lasting only a short time. Evanescent/Transitory. (adj)
To avoid, shun, keep away from, steer clear of. (v)
To take up and support; to become attached to/adopt; To marry, literally or figuratively To make one's own; adopt or embrace, as a cause; to marry (v)
To aggravate, worsen, make more violent or severe; to make a bad situation worse. (v)
To expand upon, elaborate; speak or write at length. (v)
To denounce, censure harshly, castigate; to strip off or remove the skin from (v)
Still in existence; not destroyed/lost/extinct. (v)
Stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way. Vapid/Vacuous/Inane/Stupid. (adj)
Lacking in spirit, strength, effectiveness, or reliability. Feeble/Incompetent/Lazy. (adj)
Lush/Fertile/Capable of producing in abundance/Fruitful/Prolific. (adj)
A formal decree or edict/command; an official order. (n)
Dressed/Acting like a vain/foolish man. Descriptive of an affected, over-dressed man. (adj)
To search widely for food or provisions; to raid/ravage. (n)
Fast and energetic in a wild, uncontrolled manner. Frantic/Frenzied. (adj)
Done slyly or stealthily. Sneaky/Surreptitious/Sly. (adj)
An opening move which involves a sacrifice for sake of later advantage; risk calculated to gain advantage; A clever play or stratagem. (n)
The complete range/scale, extent, or scope of something. (n)
The substance or essence of a speech or text. The crux of a matter, central idea. Essential (n)
Pompous or extravagant in language, style or manner in a way intended to impress. Bombastic speech (adj).
A loud, boisterous, hearty laugh; laugh loudly out loud (n)
Lacking in originality; over-used, commonplace. Trite/Cliched/Banal (adj)
Marked by a persistent absence of good luck; ill-fated. Unfortunate (adj)
A pause/Interval/Intermission (n)
Excessively dramatic, theatrical, and emotional. Melodramatic/Affected/Over-Acted (Adj)
A person who destroys religious images; one who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions. A heretic/Dissident/Renegade (n)
An extremely confused, complicated, embarrassing situation. Entanglement/Predicament/Scandal (n)
A license to print or publish, especially the Roman Catholic Authority. Official Approval (n)
Devoid of sense and significance. Silly/Dumb/Fatuous/Vapid/Asinine/Stupid.Silly, empty of meaning or value. Empty/Foolish (adj)
Impossible to doubt; Incontestable/Unquestionable (adj)
Impossible to stop or prevent; inflexible beyond reason. Inescapable/Unyielding (adj)
To make used to or accustomed to anything undesirable.Toughen/harden (v)
Easily moved to anger/prone to outbursts of temper. Cranky/Choleric (adj)
Naive/Simplistic. In writing, dry or uninteresting. (adj)
Joie de vivre
Literally, joy of living; exuberant enjoyment of life. Joyfulness/Vivacity (n)
A huge, powerful and over-whelming force that crushes whatever is in its past. Unavoidable (n)
To act in an overly subservient manner; to keel and touch the ground with the forehead as an act of submission. To grovel, act obsequiously; genuflect. (v)
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