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13 terms

English III AP Lesson 8

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Pandemonium
a state of extreme confusion and disorder
Nefarious
extremely wicked
Emancipate
to set free
Punctious
concerned about manners
Enigma
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
Impetuous
rash, impulsive
Claim
assert or affirm strongly
Premise
A statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
Paradox
A statement that at first seems to be absurd or self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true; fair is foul and foul is fair
Esoteric
Intended for or understood by only a small group
Pedantic
characterized by an excessive display of learning or scholarship; tending to show off one's learning
Prudent
Showing wise self-restraint in speech and behavior especially
Blatant
Without any attempt at concealment; obvious