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7th Grade AR: -Apo Vocabulary

Twenty vocabulary words, starting with "apodictic" and ending with "apologue".
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apodictic
expressing or of the nature of necessary truth or absolute certainty
apothecary
one who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes
apogee
the point in the orbit of an object (ex. satellite) orbiting the earth that is the greatest distance from the center of the earth; the farthest/highest point
aperture
an opening/open space; the diameter of the objective lens or mirror of a telescope
aphorism
a concise statement of a principle
apocalypse
one of the Jewish and Christian writings (200 BC); something viewed as a prophetic revelation; a great disaster
apogeotropsim
the state of bending up or away from the ground
apocope
the loss of one or more sounds/letters at the end of a word; cut off
aposiopesis
the leaving off of a thought incomplete, usually by a sudden breaking off
apophasis
the raising of an issue by claiming not to mention it
apoplexy
a sudden, usually marked loss of bodily function due to rupture, etc.
apotheosis
elevation to divine status (God); the ideal example
apostrophe
the addressing of a usually absent person or a usually personified thing rhetorically; a form of punctuation
apostle
one sent on a religious mission; one that advocates a cause or movement
apology
a formal justification or defense
apostate
one who abandons a previous loyalty (apostasy)
aposematic
colored or constructed in a way that indicates special capabilities for defense
apophyge
a small outward curve joining the shaft of a column, esp. a classical column, to its base
apopemptic
pertaining to leave-taking/departing; a farewell address
apologue
an allegorical narrative usually intended to convey a moral