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AP English VOC Exam Part II

Includes Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Level G Units 1-6 and PSAT root words&vocabulary
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libertine
someone who is morally unrestrained; freethinker; a freed slave from ancient Rome; unrestrained, uncontrolled
beneficient
doing good or causing good to be done; kindly in action or purpose
benign
having a kindly disposition, gracious, gentleness, favorable; (of weather) healthful, pleasant, beneficial
corporeal
nature of the physcial body, bodily, the material, tangible
pellucid
transparent, translucent, clear in style or meaning
malevolent
wishing evil or harm on others, showing ill will, malicious, evil, harmful
maritime
of or pertaining to sea, bordering near sea, characteristic of a sailor, connected with the sea in relation to navigation or shipping
culpable
deserving blame, censure, blame worthy
exculpate
to clear from a charge of guilt or fault, free from blame, vindicate, acquit
corpulence
fatness, bulkiness, largeness, portliness
colloquial
characteristic of appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation, informal
amicable
friendly, characterized by or showing good will, peaceable
amorous
of or pertaining to love, being in love, expressing love
pandemic
widespread, general, epedemic, a wide geographic area
complacent
pleasant, pleased with oneself, self-satisfied
placid
undisturbed by tumult or disorder, calm, composed
implacable
not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified
sanctimonious
making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, peity, righteousness
non sequitur
an inference or conclusion that does not follow from the premises, a statement containing an illogical conclusion
subjugate
to bring under complete control or subjection, conquer, master, enslave
superfluous
being more than sufficient or required, excessive, unnecessary or needless, extravagant
supercilious
haughtily disdainful, contempt as a person or facial expression
reticent
reclined to keep one's personal affairs to oneself, restrained, reserved, reluctant, unwilling
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
subterranean
existing, situated, operating below the surface of the earth, underground
veracious
honest, truthful, accurate, precise
aver
to assert positively, declare
versimilitude
something or the quality of appearing to be true or real
revile
to address or speak abusively, to assail with the use of abusive language
villify
to speak ill of, defame, slander
misnomer
an error in naming a person or lying; an incorrect or unsuitable name or term
insipid
bland, without taste
antithesis
opposition, contrast, direct opposite
nominal
of or like a name, existing in name only
coagulate
to clot together, to change from a fluid into a thickened mass
somnolent
sleepy, drowsy
atrophy
wasting or shrinking away of bodily organ tissue or part; decline
innate
possessed at birth, in born, incoherent, native
belligerent
warlike, aggressively hostile, to be in war
paradox
contradictorary statement that may be nonetheless true
orthodoxy
orthodox belief, practice, or teaching
antebellum
before or existing in the war (generally Civil War)
cognate
having a common ancestor or origin; related by birth, similar in nature
cognitive
of or pertaining to a mental process or perception, memory vs. emotional process
moribund
dying state, near death, on the verge of extinction, stagnant, not moving
mania
excessive excitement, enthusiasm, or craze
pseudonym
a fictitous name used by an author to conceal his or her identity (pen name)
indelible
cannot be eliminated, forgotten, changed
onerous
burdensome, oppressive, troublesome, causing hardship
impervious
impenetrable, incapable of being influenced, injured, or impaired
euphony
agreeable sound
euphemism
the substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered blunt or offensive