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AP English sem 1

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Manifest
Visible or evident
Conventional
Common or unexponential
Partisan
One who supports a person, cause, or idea
Contentious
Argumentative or quarrelsome
Lament
To mourn
Allusion
Indirect reference to something
Arbiter
One who decides or a judge
Inherent
Part of the essential nature of the thing
Paradox
A statement that seems self-contradictory
Cynic
One who deeply distrusts human nature
Exposition
Writing or speech primarily intended to convey information or to explain
Consensus
Majority of opinion
Comprehensive
A large scoop inclusive
Sagacious
Having or showing acute mental discernment
Precipitate
To hasten the occurrence of
Pervade
Become spread throughout all parts of
Discourse
A formal discussion of a subject in speech or writing
Conjure
To call upon or command by invocation or spell
Sanction
Authoritative permission or approval
Genial
Warmly are pleasantly cheerful; Cordail
Indulgent
Disinclined to be rigorous or severe; Lenient
Inert
Not having the power to move itself
Levee
And embankment or dike to prevent flooding
Erratic
Having no fixed course
Luminous
Emitting light
Abstinent
To refrain voluntarily from an action
Placid
Peacefully free of interpretation; calm
Exuberant
Joyously unrestrained or enthusiastic
Impede
To infer with the progress of
Permeate
To pass through the pores or small openings of
Audacity
Bold/daring with arrogant disregard
Indignant
Feeling expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust offensive and insulting
Implicit
Implied rather than explicitly stated
Renaissance
A renewal of life vigor interest etc.; rebirth
Superfluous
Being more than sufficient excessive needless
Litigate
Carry on a lawsuit
Vez
To irritate; annoy; provoke
Anomaly
A deviation from the standard rule or form
Bereave
To deprive or leave desolate, especially through death
Connoisseur
A discerning judge of the best in any field
Corroborate
To make more certain; to back up; to confirm
Frenetic
Frantic; frenzied
Polemic
Controversial; one who argues in opposition to another
Synthesis
A complex whole formed by combining part
Feasible
Capable of being done
Forebear
To abstain; to refrain from
Genre
Of or pertaining to a distinct literary group
Indicate
To clear of charges, blame, or fault
Conciliatory
Reconcile; to quell an issue or dispute
Squalid
Repulsive and filthy due to a lack of cleanliness
Inept
Generally awkward or clumsy
Mandatory
Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory
Disseminate
To scatter or spread widely; Promulgate extensively
Eclectic
Selecting or choosing from various sources
Idyllic
Charmingly simple, rustic
Pristine
Having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
Prodigy
A person especially young having extraordinary talent
Frugal
Entailing little expense; not wasteful; meager; scanty
Qualify
To modify or limit in someway
Decorous
Characterized by dignified conduct, manners, etc.
Infer
To draw a conclusion as by reasoning
Ostentatious
Characterized by pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others
Pathology
The study of the origin nature in the course of disease
Plumb
A mass of light suspended by a line and used to measure the depth or to ascertain a vertical line
Spurious
Not genuine, authentic or true
Subjugate
To make submissive or subservient; enslave
Visionary
A person who has audacious, highly speculative or impractical ideas or schemes
Reciprocal
Given or felt by each toward the other; mutual
Antipathy
A natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion
Dissonant
Disagreeing or harsh and sound; discordant
Palliate
To make or attempt to make an offense seem less serious by providing excuses
Substantive
Substantial an amount or quantity; having practical importance, value, or effect
Surreptitious
Done in a concealed or underhand way to escape notice
Equivocal
Open to more than one interpretation; you difficult to interpret
Flippant
Showing a lack of seriousness thought inappropriate
Impervious
Not allowing passage into or through something
Judicious
Sensible or wise: showing wisdom, good sense, or discretion
Laconic
Using very few words
Piquant
Agreeably pungent or sharp in taste or flavor
Satiric
Using wit, such as irony and sarcasm to criticize faults
Sullen
Showing bad temper or hostility by a refusal to talk, behavior, sociably, or cooperative cheerfully
Tacit
Understood or implied without being stated openly
Tractable
Very easy to control or persuade
Impromptu
Not prepared or planned in advance
Parallel
Relating to two things that are comparable because they are similar and share many characteristics
Sterile
Unstimulating, uncreative, and lacking and ideas that will lead to any useful outcome
Debauchery
Unrestrained self-indulgent immoral behavior
Deleterious
Having a harmful or damaging affect on somebody or something
Disinterested
Free from bias or self-interest
Fecund
Capable of producing much vegetation or many offsprings
Hermetic
Protected from outside influence; to lead a solitary existence
Salubrious
Beneficial to or promoting health or well-being
Foster
To encourage the development of something
Transitory
Not permanent or lasting; existing for only a short time
Cacophony
An unpleasant combination of loud, often jarring, sounds
Goad
To provoke or incite somebody into action: often passive
Implement
Useful piece of equipment designed for a particular task
Ingenious
Clever, original, and effective; possessing cleverness
Malleable
Easily persuaded or influenced by others
Pungent
Having a strong smell or sharp or bitter taste
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