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APC English 2 Honors Class Advancing Vocabulary Skills 2


admonish, advise, beseech, bid, call upon, caution, counsel, egg on, encourage, enjoin, entreat, goad, incite, insist, persuade, plead, preach, press, pressure, prick, prod, prompt, propel, spur, stimulate


baroque, bombastic, brilliant, camp, chichi, colorful, dashing, dazzling, elaborate, exciting, flaky, flaming, flashy, florid, gassy, gaudy, glamorous, jazzy, luscious, luxuriant, ornate, ostentatious, peacockish, pretentious, resplendent, rich, rococo, showy, splashy, sporty, swank, swashbuckling


characteristic, defect, eccentricity, failing, fault, frailty, idiosyncrasy, infirmity, kink, mannerism, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, shortcoming, singularity, vice, weak point, weakness


banal, bland, flat, innocent, innoxious, inobnoxious, inoffensive, insipid, jejune, kind, painless, safe, sapless, unobjectionable, unoffending, weak


Santa Claus, all heart, altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, big, bighearted, bountiful, charitable, considerate, forgiving, free, generous, great, greathearted, handsome, has heart in right place, high-minded, kindly, knightly, liberal, lofty, loose, munificent, noble, openhanded, selfless, soft*, soft-touch, ungrudging, unselfish, unstinting


bugger, coprophiliac, erotomaniac, exhibitionist, fetishist, narcissist, necrophiliac, nymphomaniac, paraphiliac, pederast, pedophiliac, rapist, sadist, satyr, scotophiliac, sodomist, sodomite, transvestite, voyeur, zoophiliac


accurate, cautious, conscientious, conscionable, crossing the t's, dotting the i's, exact, fastidious, fussy, heedful, microscopic, nitpicking, painstaking, particular, persnickety*, picky, precise, punctilious, punctual, scrupulous, stickling, strict, thorough


acerbity, acrimony, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, bad blood, bile, dudgeon, enmity, grudge, hardness of heart, harshness, hate, hatred, hostility, ill feeling, ill will, malevolence, malice, malignity, mordacity, pique, resentfulness, resentment, retaliation, revengefulness, ruthlessness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, umbrage, uncharitableness, unfriendliness, variance, vengeance, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence


allegation, arraignment, attribution, beef, blast, bum rap, censure, citation, complaint, denunciation, dido, exposé, gripe, impeachment, imputation, incrimination, indictment, insinuation, recrimination , roar, rumble, slur, squawk, stink


abhorrent, abominable, adverse, against, alien, antagonistic, antipathetic, averse, conflicting, contradictory, counter, creepy*, different, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, extraneous, extrinsic, foreign, foul, hateful, horrid, in opposition, incompatible, inconsistent, inconsonant, inimical, invidious, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, noisome, objectionable, odious, offensive, opposed, opposite, repellent, revolting, revulsive, sickening, unconformable, unfitted, unfriendly, vile

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