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Pre AP English- Lesson 6
Antiquated
Arable
Ascendancy
Atrophy
Obsolete, out of fashion, no longer usable
Fit for plowing, tillable
Domination; growing power
To waste away, to wither
Antiquated
Obsolete, out of fashion, no longer usable
Arable
Fit for plowing, tillable
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Pre-AP English Lesson 18
accord
annulment
arduous
astute
agreement, state of harmony.
a voiding, invalidation
very difficult to accomplish or to achieve. very demanding(ta…
shrewd. perspicacious, perceptive
accord
agreement, state of harmony.
annulment
a voiding, invalidation
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Pre-AP English lesson 7
Abhor
Accolade
Ascetic
Bequeath
To regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loathe
Praise, an award
One who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation absent…
To hand down, to give or to leave in a will
Abhor
To regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loathe
Accolade
Praise, an award
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Pre-AP English- Lesson 1
Altruistic
Ambivalent
Angular
Arrogant
Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous
Having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course…
Lean, sharp cornered; gaunt
Overbearingly assuming; insolently proud
Altruistic
Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous
Ambivalent
Having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course…
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Pre AP English- Lesson 5
Acrimonious
Ameliorate
Amenable
Amorphous
Caustic
To make better, to relieve, to improve
Open to or willing to follow advise or suggestion, tractable,…
Shapeless, having no definite form
Acrimonious
Caustic
Ameliorate
To make better, to relieve, to improve
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Pre-Ap English Lesson 4
Adverse
Assault
Augur
Averse
Unfavourable; unfriendly
To attack
To predict; foretell
Strongly opposed to
Adverse
Unfavourable; unfriendly
Assault
To attack
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Pre-AP English Lesson 1
Asperity
Bane
Buffoon
Doleful
Sharpness or harshness of manner; Roughnesss of surface; Unev…
A person or thing that destroys or causes harm; causing destr…
A person who often makes attempts to be funny; a clown; a fool
Mournful or full of sorrow; causing grief
Asperity
Sharpness or harshness of manner; Roughnesss of surface; Unev…
Bane
A person or thing that destroys or causes harm; causing destr…
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Lesson 2 Pre-AP English
adjudicate
centennial
countenance
disgruntle
To hear and decide judicially; to judge
a 100th anniversary or its celebration; of or pertaining to a…
a person's face; the expression on a person's face; support o…
to make dissatisfied; to put in a bad mood
adjudicate
To hear and decide judicially; to judge
centennial
a 100th anniversary or its celebration; of or pertaining to a…
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Pre-Ap English lesson #12
altercation
lexicon
hue
galvanize
a heated argument
a dictionary; a specialized vocabulary used in a particular f…
a particular shade of a given color
to startle into sudden activity
altercation
a heated argument
lexicon
a dictionary; a specialized vocabulary used in a particular f…
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Pre AP English- Lesson 14
Adulterate
Animosity
Apocryphal
Avarice
To make impure by adding lesser substances; to corrupt
Harsh feelings, enmity, resentment, hatred
Of doubtful origin or authenticity, not genuine
Greed for wealth
Adulterate
To make impure by adding lesser substances; to corrupt
Animosity
Harsh feelings, enmity, resentment, hatred
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Pre-AP English Lesson 3
alleviate
analogous
dismantle
distraught
to make more bearable; to ease the pain
similar or parallel in certain ways
to take apart; disassemble; to strip of furnishing or equipment
extremely troubled or agitated; worried
alleviate
to make more bearable; to ease the pain
analogous
similar or parallel in certain ways
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Pre-AP English Lesson 2
acclaim
acquiesce
assimilate
delirious
to greet with loud approval or praise
to agree or consent quietly without protest, but without enth…
to take in, or to be taken in by a large group
extreme mental confusion or excitement
acclaim
to greet with loud approval or praise
acquiesce
to agree or consent quietly without protest, but without enth…
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pre AP English lesson #10
expound
cajole
inscrutable
balk
to explain in detail; to clarify
to persuade with false promises and flattery
not easily understood; hard to fathom
to refuse stubbornly or abruptly; to stop short and refuse to…
expound
to explain in detail; to clarify
cajole
to persuade with false promises and flattery
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Pre AP English- Lesson 11
Abet
Agile
Antidote
Ascertain
To encourage or to assist (usually an offense against justice…
Characterized by ability to move quickly with suppleness and…
Something that relieves the effects of poison
To find out definitely; to determine
Abet
To encourage or to assist (usually an offense against justice…
Agile
Characterized by ability to move quickly with suppleness and…
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Pre AP English- Lesson 9
Ambiguous
Amiable
Crass
Discursive
Having more than one meaning; unclear, uncertain
Friendly, sociable, and congenial; civil and urbane
Coarse, crude, and unrefined
Rambling, moving from one topic to another randomly
Ambiguous
Having more than one meaning; unclear, uncertain
Amiable
Friendly, sociable, and congenial; civil and urbane
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Pre- AP English lesson #7
cynical
ambivalent
demagogue
demure
doubtful or distrustful of goodness or sincerity of human mot…
having opposing attitudes or feelings toward a person, thing,…
a leader who appeals to citizens' emotions
quite and modest; reserved
cynical
doubtful or distrustful of goodness or sincerity of human mot…
ambivalent
having opposing attitudes or feelings toward a person, thing,…
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Pre- Ap English lesson #4
Bigot
Expunge
Candid
Argot
one who is intolerant of differences in others
to erase or eliminate
outspoken; blunt
special words or phrases used by a specific group of people
Bigot
one who is intolerant of differences in others
Expunge
to erase or eliminate
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Pre-Ap English lesson #3
Bacchanalian
Avarice
Furtive
Extradite
wild and drunken
greed; desire for wealth
stealthy; secretive
to turn over or deliver to the legal jurisdiction of another…
Bacchanalian
wild and drunken
Avarice
greed; desire for wealth
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Pre-AP English Vocabulary Lesson
Accolade
Adamant
Adulate
Altercation
An expression of approval or respect for special merit; an aw…
Not yielding; firm
To flatter or admire excessively; to idolize
A loud and determined dispute; a noisy quarrel
Accolade
An expression of approval or respect for special merit; an aw…
Adamant
Not yielding; firm
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Pre-AP English Lesson 13
colloquial
commiserate
compatible
incipient
used in or suitable to spoken language or to writing that see…
to feel or to express sorrow; to sympathize
able to live or perform in agreement with others
in an initial or early stage of development
colloquial
used in or suitable to spoken language or to writing that see…
commiserate
to feel or to express sorrow; to sympathize
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Pre AP English- Lesson 4
Aesthetic
Aloof
Archaic
Assuage
Relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art
Apart, indifferent
Antiquated, old, out of use
To ease, to mitigate, to make less painful or burdensome, to…
Aesthetic
Relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty or art
Aloof
Apart, indifferent
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Pre-AP English lesson #17
circumspect
zephyr
renegade
retribution
careful; heedful; attentive to all points
a gentle breeze (sometimes specifically the West Wind)
one who deserts one side in favor of another; traitor; outlaw
something justly deserved, especially a punishment
circumspect
careful; heedful; attentive to all points
zephyr
a gentle breeze (sometimes specifically the West Wind)
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LESSON 1- English pre-ap
ALTRUSTIC
AMBIVALENT
ANGULAR
ARROGANT
unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous ... E…
Having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course…
Lean, sharp cornered; gaunt ... EX-The patient lost so much wei…
overbearingly assuming; insolently proud... EX- Amy was arrogan…
ALTRUSTIC
unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others, generous ... E…
AMBIVALENT
Having contrary feelings or attitudes, uncertain as to course…
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Pre AP English- Lesson 2
Antithesis
Ascend
Austere
Autonomous
A direct opposite, a contrast
To move upward, to rise from a lower station
Strict, stern; unadorned, ascetic
Independent, self-contained
Antithesis
A direct opposite, a contrast
Ascend
To move upward, to rise from a lower station
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Pre-AP English Lesson 8
bequeath
blasphemous
fervour
fledgling
to leave something in a will to another
disrespectful and impious of God or scared things
intensity of emotion, passion
a young, inexperienced person; a young bird just ready to fly
bequeath
to leave something in a will to another
blasphemous
disrespectful and impious of God or scared things
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Pre-AP English Lesson 6
atrophy
aversion
equivocate
esoteric
the wasting away of the body, its organs or tissue
a strong dislike for; repungance
to speak ambiguously in order to mislead or decieve
intended for or understood by only a small group of people
atrophy
the wasting away of the body, its organs or tissue
aversion
a strong dislike for; repungance
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Pre-AP English Lesson 14
conciliatory
criterion
cryptic
ingratiate
having the effect of soothing anger or distrust
a rule or standard on which judgments can be based
mysterious; puzzling; having a hidden or ambiguous meaning
act in a way to make oneself agreeable/acceptable to others
conciliatory
having the effect of soothing anger or distrust
criterion
a rule or standard on which judgments can be based
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Pre-AP English Lesson 12
celestial
chronic
clairvoyance
impartial
of or related to the sky or universe; heavenly
lasting for a long time or recurring often; continuing
the alleged power to see things not present to the senses
favoring no side or party more than another; without bias
celestial
of or related to the sky or universe; heavenly
chronic
lasting for a long time or recurring often; continuing
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Pre-AP English Lesson 11
captilulate
catalyst
caustic
hierarchy
to surrender
a substance that alters the rate at which a physical or chemi…
able to burn, eat away, or destroy by chemical action; sarcas…
a group of persons arranged in order of rank
captilulate
to surrender
catalyst
a substance that alters the rate at which a physical or chemi…
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Pre-AP English Lesson One
Divulge
Abet
Dogmatic
Insipid
To tell; to reveal
To assist or encourage, especially in wrongdoing
Arrogant and stubborn about one's beliefs
Lacking flavor; dull; not at all stimulating
Divulge
To tell; to reveal
Abet
To assist or encourage, especially in wrongdoing
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Pre-AP English lesson 9
blatant
bludgeon
bravado
buffoon
unpleasantly loud; glaringly obvious or conspicuous
a short heavy club with one end loaded or thicker than the ot…
a show or pretense of defiance or courage
a clown or jester; a person who is always trying to be funny
blatant
unpleasantly loud; glaringly obvious or conspicuous
bludgeon
a short heavy club with one end loaded or thicker than the ot…
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Pre-AP English Lesson 7
Bedraggled
Behoove
Euphemism
Evanescent
Wet, limp, messy
To be necessary, right or proper for
An offensive term subsituted for one that is offensive
Lasting only a short one; vanishing
Bedraggled
Wet, limp, messy
Behoove
To be necessary, right or proper for
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Pre-AP English Lesson 10
cacophony
callous
carp
gruff
a harsh; jarring sound
lacking feeling, mercy, etc; unfeeling
to find fault and complain constantly; to nag or fuss
stern, surly; hoarse; brusquely rude
cacophony
a harsh; jarring sound
callous
lacking feeling, mercy, etc; unfeeling
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pre AP English lesson #9
emulate
sere
enhance
contrite
to strive to be equal to; to imitate
dry and withered
to increase the value or beauty of something
feeling regret for having committed some wrongdoing
emulate
to strive to be equal to; to imitate
sere
dry and withered
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Pre-AP English Lesson 4
animosity
anonymity
bibliophile
ebb
hatred or hostility that is shown openly
the condition of being anonymous;unknown
one who loves books
to flow or fall back, as the tide does
animosity
hatred or hostility that is shown openly
anonymity
the condition of being anonymous;unknown
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Pre AP English Lesson 46
Accure
Bilk
Coda
Coven
To accumulate, to gather, or to grow as interest on money
To cheat
A concluding portion of a musical or dramatic work
An assembly of witches
Accure
To accumulate, to gather, or to grow as interest on money
Bilk
To cheat
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pre AP English lesson #8
abate
decorum
abhor
dole
to lessen in violence or intensity
conformity to accepted standards of conduct; proper behavior
to detest; to hate strongly
to distribute; to give out sparingly
abate
to lessen in violence or intensity
decorum
conformity to accepted standards of conduct; proper behavior
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Lesson 8 English pre ap
Acquiesce
Affinity
Blasphemous
Buttress
To give in, to comply.
A likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship
Irreverent, profane
A support or prop
Acquiesce
To give in, to comply.
Affinity
A likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship
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Pre AP English- Lesson 13
Allure
Apathy
Auspicious
Caricature
To influence, sway, or entice with some tempting appeal
A lack of concern or feeling, indifference
Favorable
A portrayal where features are distorted, a parody
Allure
To influence, sway, or entice with some tempting appeal
Apathy
A lack of concern or feeling, indifference
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Pre AP English- Lesson 12
Abridge
Alacrity
Antipathy
Augment
To shorten, to diminish
Prompt and cheerful response
A dislike, distaste, or enmity
To make greater or to supplement
Abridge
To shorten, to diminish
Alacrity
Prompt and cheerful response
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Pre- Ap English lesson #5
Rancor
Inexorable
Extol
Clement
extreame hatred or ill will
unrelenting; unavoidable
to praise highly
merciful; lenient
Rancor
extreame hatred or ill will
Inexorable
unrelenting; unavoidable
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Pre AP English- Lesson 10
Abstracted
Adulation
Adversity
Burgeon
Removed in thought from the immediate situation, lost in one'…
Extreme praise or admiration
Misfortune, unfavorable happening
To sprout, to newly emerge
Abstracted
Removed in thought from the immediate situation, lost in one'…
Adulation
Extreme praise or admiration
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Pre AP English Lesson 43
Apogee
Betoken
Cite
Communal
The highest or most distant point; the climax
To give a sign of
To quote an authority
Pertaining to a group or community
Apogee
The highest or most distant point; the climax
Betoken
To give a sign of
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Pre AP English Lesson 3
allude
consecrate
disseminate
dote
to refer to in an indirect way
to set apart as holy
to scatter or spread widely
to show excessive fondness for
allude
to refer to in an indirect way
consecrate
to set apart as holy
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Pre-Ap English lesson 12
Abridge
Alacrity
Antipathy
Augment
To shorten
Prompt and cheerful response
A dislike distaste or enmity
To make greater or to supplement
Abridge
To shorten
Alacrity
Prompt and cheerful response
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Pre AP English- Lesson 3
Abstruse
Affable
Audacity
Contrite
Difficult to understand, recondite, concealed
Friendly, courteous, amiable
Excessive boldness, rashness, daring
Extremely apologetic, remorseful, repentant
Abstruse
Difficult to understand, recondite, concealed
Affable
Friendly, courteous, amiable
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Pre AP English- Lesson 8
Acquiesce
Affinity
Blasphemous
Buttress
To give in, to comply
A likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship
Irreverent, profane
A support or prop
Acquiesce
To give in, to comply
Affinity
A likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship
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Pre- Ap English lesson #6
Condone
Nuance
Connoisseur
Enigma
to forgive or overlook an offense
a slight or subtle degree of difference
an expert in matters of culture, food, or wine
a mystery; something seemingly inexplicable
Condone
to forgive or overlook an offense
Nuance
a slight or subtle degree of difference
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Pre- Ap English lesson#2
Heresy
Docile
Libation
Anathema
the crime of holding a belief
easy to teach or manage
a drink, especially an alcoholic one
a hated, repellant person or thing AND/OR a formal curse
Heresy
the crime of holding a belief
Docile
easy to teach or manage
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Pre AP English- Lesson 7
Abhor
Accolade
Ascetic
Bequeath
To regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loathe
Praise, an award
One who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent…
To hand down, to give or to leave in a will
Abhor
To regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loathe
Accolade
Praise, an award
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