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Niceville AP Lang Vocab 6

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complicity
involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
inane
silly, empty of meaning or value
agnostic
one who believes that nothing is known about God; a skeptic; without faith; skeptical
indictment
the act of accusing; a formal accusation
equity
the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair
abject
degraded, wretched; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved
diatribe
a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
intermittent
stopping and beginning again
derelict
someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; left abandoned; neglectful of duty
indubitably
certain, not to be doubted or denied
travesty
a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion
surveillance
a watch kept over a person; careful, close and disclipined observation
neophyte
a new convert, beginner, novice
sylvan
pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded
moot
open to discussion and debate, unresolved; to bring up for discussion
effigy
a crude image of a despised person
perspicacity
keeness in pbserving and understanding
testy
easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
plenary
complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute, attended by all qualified members
motif
a principal idea or feature; a repeated or dominant figure in design