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20 terms

AP Lang. & Comp. - Set 2

rhetorical terms
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penitent
expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
plausible
seemingly valid or acceptable; credible
substantiated
supported with proof or evidence; verified
vindicated
freed from blame
condescending
treating people as weak or inferior
contemptuous
feeling hatred; scornful
despotic
exercising absolute power; tyrannical
dictatorial
domineering; oppressively overbearing
disdain
contempt, scorn, to regard or treat with contempt; to look down on
haughty
arrogant; vainly proud
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
patronizing
treating in a condescending manner
convoluted
intricate; complex
cryptic
difficult to comprehend
futile
having no useful purpose; pointless
impede
to slow the progress of
obscure
relatively unknown; to conceal or make indistinct
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
indolent
lazy
insipid
uninteresting; unchallenging