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22 terms

Setzer - AP Comp. - Unit 2

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accost
(v.) to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
animadversion
(n.) a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
avid
(adj.) desirous of something to point of greed; intensely eager
brackish
(adj.) having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
celerity
(n.) swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
covenant
(n.) a solemn agreement; a contract; a pledge
devious
(adj.) straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
gambit
(n.) in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
halcyon
(n.) a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; (adj.) of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
histrionic
(adj.) pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic
incendiary
(adj.) deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; (n.) one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
maelstrom
(n.) a whirlpool or great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
myopic
(adj.) nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
overt
(adj.) open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
pejorative
(adj.) tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
propound
(v.) to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration; to set forth
propriety
(n.) the state of being proper, appropriateness; (pl.) standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
sacrilege
(n.) improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
summarily
(adv.) without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
suppliant
(adj.) asking humbly and earnestly; (n.) one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
talisman
(n.) an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
undulate
(v.) to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form