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50 terms

AP English 3 SAT Vocab

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acumen
keen sight
adamant
unyielding, absolutely firm
anomaly
deviation from the usual, out of the ordinary
antipathy (adj: apathetic)
dislike of, hatred for
apathy (adj: apathetic)
lack of feeling, absence of emotion
assiduous (noun: assiduity)
constant, persistent
autonomous (noun: autonomy)
self-governing, independent of outside control
banal (noun: banality)
trite, commonplace, uninspired
candor (adj: candid)
frankness, outspokenness
caprice (adj: capricious)
a whim, an unmotivated decision
castigate (noun: castigation)
severely criticize
chicanery
trickery, subterfuge
depraved (noun: depravity)
incorrigibly evil
discursive (noun: discursiveness)
rambling, digressive
dissonance (adj: dissonant)
discord, unharmonious effects
dour
sour, sullen, gloomy
ebullient (noun: ebullience)
full of enthusiasm, bubbling with energy
ecstatic (noun: ecstasy)
overpowered by delight
enervate (noun: enervation)
deprive of nervous energy, weaken
engender
cause, produce
ephemeral (noun: ephemera)
short-lived, fleeting
esoteric
hidden, secret
expiate
atone for, make amends
fiasco
complete, utter failure
flaccid (noun: flaccidity)
flabby, weak
laconic (noun: laconism)
brief, terse
latent (noun: latency)
unrevealed, unused
lethargic (noun: lethargy)
sluggish, drowsily lazy
lugubrious (noun: lugubriousness)
ridiculously sorrowful, mournful
moribund (noun: moribundity)
dying, ending
myopic (noun: myopia)
near-sighted
obstreperous (noun: add -ness)
boisterous, unruly
parsimonious (noun: parismony)
excessively frugal, penny pinching
perfidious (noun: perfidy)
traitorous, treacherous
perfunctory (noun: perfunctoriness)
mechanical, indifferent
perspicuity
clearness, lucidity
polemic
controversy, argumentative debate
procrastinate
postpone, put off
prototype (adj: prototypic)
model, pattern
regressive
going backwards
sagacity (adj:sagacious)
wisdom
sententious (noun: -ness)
full of old sayings, maxims, proverbs
tacit (noun: tacitness)
unexpressed but understood
tenuous (noun: tenuousness)
thin, unsubstantial, flimsy
turgid (noun: turgidity)
swollen, bombastic
ubiquitous (noun: -ness)
everywhere at the same time
unctuous (noun: -ness)
oily, overly suave
vapid (noun: vapidity)
empty, dull
coluptuous (noun: -ness)
sensual, pleasure loving and giving
wry (noun: wryness)
indirect, twisted