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30 terms

AP LIT 345

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sycophant
a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage-noun
loquacious
full of trivial conversation-adj
ennui
the feeling of being bored by something tedious-noun
vapid
lacking significance or liveliness or spirit or zest-adj
banal
obvious and dull, lacking orginality-adj
diffident
lacking self-confidence-adj
effervescent
marked by high spirits or excitement-adj
ineluctable
impossible to avoid or evade:"inescapable conclusion"-adj
contumely
a rude expression intended to offend or hurt-noun
salient
prominent; of notable significance-adj
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful-adj
inane
without sense or meaning; silly-adj
Desultory
marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose-adj
Sardonic
disdainfully or ironically humorous-adj
vociferous
conspicuously and offensively loud. expressing paddion loudly and insistntly wiht strong feeling-adj
pusillanimous
lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution -adj
surreptitous
(adj) stealthy, secret, intended to escape observationl made or accomplished by fraud
Discombobulated
having self-possession upset-verb
Stultify
deprive of strength or efficiency- verb
Zeitgeist
the spirit of the time-noun
pariach
one that is despised or rejected-n
peremptory
leaving no opportunity-adj
ubiquitour
(adjective) being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time
vagary
(noun) An extravagant or erratic notion or action
sobriquet
(noun) an affectionate or humorous nickname
satiate
verb- to satisfy fully
taciturn
adj- inclined to silence
pontificate
noun- to speak in a pompous matter
anathema
noun- a formal ecclesiastical ban
multifarious
adj.- having many different parts