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AP English Lit Vocab List 1

Mrs. Ott's class and its first vocab quiz
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valediction
a bidding farewell; a leave-taking; a farewell speech
posit
to assume as real or conceded; propose as an explanation
supplication
humble plea or request
epigraph
a saying or statement on the title page of a work, or used as a heading for a chapter or other section of a work
vitriolic
harsh or corrosive in tone
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
lubricious
lewd, wanton, greasy, slippery
vacuous
stupidly empty of ideas
aesthete
one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature
opprobrium
state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
imbue
to inspire or influence; to saturate
benighted
lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture