September Vocab - AP Lang

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abase
To humiliate
assiduous
diligent, hard-working
conflagration
devastating fire
emaciated
skinny, gaunt from hunger
impertinent
rude, disrespectful
luminous
glowing
ostracism
exclusion, isolation
prodigious
vast, enormous, extraordinary
sagacious
sound judgment
tawdry
gaudy, cheap
acrid
harsh, bitter
aversion
strong dislike, you try to avoid it
credence
acceptance of something as true
exacerbate
to make worse
indefatigable
never tired
maritime
relating to the sea or sailing
paragon
respected person
pseudonym
pen name
scrutiny
careful observation
toady
flatterer
affluent
generously supplied with money
bestial
beastly, animal-like
debase
degrade
fawn
to flatter excessively
insolent
insulting and arrogant
misanthrope
hater of humans
pensive
thoughtful
ramification
consequence
sojourn
visit, stay
unconscionable
unscrupulous
amicable
agreeable
callous
insensitive
diffuse
widely spread out
fortuitous
lucky
jaded
slightly cynical, tired by excess
munificent
generous
pique
hurt pride
recount
to describe facts or events
stark
Bare, empty, vacant
venerable
age and wisdom
arable
suitable for growing
circumscribe
to encircle, set limits on, confine
doleful
sad, mournful
harbinger
sign foreshadowing future
languid
lacking energy, indifferent, slow
obfuscate
bewilder or confuse
precarious
uncertain
resplendent
magnificent
supercilious
arrogant
zenith
highest point, summit