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AP Language "At the Bell" Words- Quarter 2

For those of us enjoying the studies of Mrs. Davis' APLAC....
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assuage
(v.) to relieve or ease
pervade
(v.) to spread or be abundant throughout
capricious
(adj.) whimsical, tending to sudden change of mind or action
vagary
(n.) an odd or eccentric idea or action
casuistry
(n.) fallacious or dishonest reasoning
calumny
(n.) a slander with deliberate intent
pernicious
(adj.) highly injurious, destructive
exculpatory
(adj.) tending to clear from a charge of guilt
mercurial
(adj.) changeable, fickle, flighty
aberration
(n.) deviation from the normal course or type; abnormality
vaunted
(adj.) boasted or bragged about
myriad
(n. or adj.) innumerable
vociferous
(adj.) marked by crying out noisily
allay
(v.) to relieve, calm, alleviate
sublimate
(v.) to express socially unacceptable impulses in socially accepted forms
precursor
(n.) a forerunner, something that precedes
cursory
(adj.) hasty, superficial, gone or rapidly
thwart
(v.) to oppose successfully, to frustrate
convoluted
(adj.) twisted or winding
commensurate
(adj.) proportionate or equal in measure
incongruous
(adj.) unsuitable, inappropriate, out of keeping
guile
(n.) deceit, cunning
arrogate
(v.) to claim presumptuously; to take without right
formidable
(adj.) causing fear or dread; hard to deal with
audacious
(adj.) extremely daring or fearless
recalcitrant
(adj.) resisting authority, not compliant