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AP English Unit 8
Aloof
Autonomous
Conscientious
Diffuse
(adj.) withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a ma…
(adj.) Independent, self‐governing
(adj.) Thorough; careful
(v.) to spread or scatter freely or widely
Aloof
(adj.) withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a ma…
Autonomous
(adj.) Independent, self‐governing
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English AP unit 3
Abominate
Acculturation
Adventitious
Ascribe
(v.) to have an intense dislike or hatred... SYNONYMS: loathe,…
(n.) the modification of social patterns, traits, or structur…
adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent caus…
(v.) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute…
Abominate
(v.) to have an intense dislike or hatred... SYNONYMS: loathe,…
Acculturation
(n.) the modification of social patterns, traits, or structur…
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AP English Unit 1
encomium
coherent
belabor
eschew
(noun) formal expression of praise; a lavish tribute... the enco…
(adjective) holding or sticking together; making a logical wh…
(verb) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly... belabor(ed)…
(verb) to avoid, shun, keep away from... eschew(ed) bad habits
encomium
(noun) formal expression of praise; a lavish tribute... the enco…
coherent
(adjective) holding or sticking together; making a logical wh…
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AP English III Vocabulary Unit Two
qualify
concede
rebut
refute
to modify or limit in some way; make less strong or positive;…
to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit; to acknowledg…
to refute by evidence or argument; to oppose by contrary proof
to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge; t…
qualify
to modify or limit in some way; make less strong or positive;…
concede
to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit; to acknowledg…
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AP English III Vocabulary Unit One
aesthetic
conventional
mitigate
pragmatic
pertaining to a sense of the beautiful; of or pertaining to t…
conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct o…
to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness,…
of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical co…
aesthetic
pertaining to a sense of the beautiful; of or pertaining to t…
conventional
conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct o…
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AP English Unit 7 Vocab
abeyance
ambivalent
beleaguer
carte blanche
(n.) a state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set…
(adj.) having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone…
(v.) to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army; to…
(n.) full of freedom or authority to act at one's one discret…
abeyance
(n.) a state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set…
ambivalent
(adj.) having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone…
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AP English Vocab Unit 3
ancillary
bowdlerize
condescend
cozen
(adj.) subordinate or supplementary... SYNONYMS: auxiliary, subs…
(v.) to remove material considered offensive (from a book, pl…
(v.) to come down or stoop voluntarily to a lower level; to d…
(v.) to trick; to cheat or swindle... SYNONYMS: dupe, deceive, b…
ancillary
(adj.) subordinate or supplementary... SYNONYMS: auxiliary, subs…
bowdlerize
(v.) to remove material considered offensive (from a book, pl…
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AP English Unit 5
acuity
delineate
depraved
enervate
(n) sharpness (Particularly in mind or senses)... SYN: keenness,…
(v) To portray, sketch or describe in accurate and vivid deta…
(adj) Marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principl…
(v) to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor…
acuity
(n) sharpness (Particularly in mind or senses)... SYN: keenness,…
delineate
(v) To portray, sketch or describe in accurate and vivid deta…
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AP English Unit 8 Vocab
aberration
ad hoc
bane
bathos
(n.) a departure from what is proper, right, expected, or nor…
(adj.) for this specific purpose; improvised; (adv.) with res…
(n.) the source or cause of fatal injury, death, destruction,…
(n.) the intrusion of commonplace or trite material into a co…
aberration
(n.) a departure from what is proper, right, expected, or nor…
ad hoc
(adj.) for this specific purpose; improvised; (adv.) with res…
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AP English Unit 9 Vocab
beatitude
bete noire
bode
dank
(n.) a state of perfect happiness or blessedness; a blessing…
(n.) someone or something that one especially dislikes, dread…
(v.) to be an omen of; to indicate by signs... SYNONYMS: presag…
(adj.) unpleasantly damp or wet... SYNONYMS: clammy, moist, soggy
beatitude
(n.) a state of perfect happiness or blessedness; a blessing…
bete noire
(n.) someone or something that one especially dislikes, dread…
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AP English Vocab Unit 1
adjunct
bellwether
caterwaul
chimerical
(n.) something added to something else as helpful or useful b…
(n.) the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhous…
(v.) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; (n.) a harsh…
(adj.) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible... SYNONYMS: fancifu…
adjunct
(n.) something added to something else as helpful or useful b…
bellwether
(n.) the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhous…
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AP English Vocab Unit 2
Aegis
Apprise
Bibulous
Claque
(n.) protection; patronage; sponsorship... SYNONYMS: auspices
(v.) to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written…
(adj.) fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent... SYNONYMS: ineb…
(n.) a group of people hired to applaud a performer or perfor…
Aegis
(n.) protection; patronage; sponsorship... SYNONYMS: auspices
Apprise
(v.) to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written…
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AP English Unit 8
elan
dissipate
disavow
conducive
(n.) an enthusiastic vigor and liveliness, spirit; a flair
(v.) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend fool…
(v.) to deny responsibility for or connection with
helpful; contributive; V. conduce; Ex. conduce to/towards
elan
(n.) an enthusiastic vigor and liveliness, spirit; a flair
dissipate
(v.) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend fool…
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AP English: Unit 6
abortive (ADJ)
bruit (V)
contumelious (ADJ)
dictum (N)
failing to accomplish an intended aim/purpose; partially/impe…
to spread news/reports/ unsubstantiated rumors... S: noise abroa…
insolent/rude in speech/behavior, insultingly abusive, humili…
a short saying, an authoritative statement ... S: maxim, precept…
abortive (ADJ)
failing to accomplish an intended aim/purpose; partially/impe…
bruit (V)
to spread news/reports/ unsubstantiated rumors... S: noise abroa…
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AP English: Unit 4
Frenetic fre(net)ic
Disarray disa(rray)
Atrophy (a)trophy
Asseverate a(ser)vate
Adj, frenzied, frantic, highly agitated... SYNONYMS: frenzied, f…
N, disorder, confusion, v, to throw into disorder... SYNOYNMS: d…
N, the wasting away of an organ or tissue,v, to waste away... SY…
V, To affirm earnestly... SYNONYMS: to aver, avow, affirm, avouch
Frenetic fre(net)ic
Adj, frenzied, frantic, highly agitated... SYNONYMS: frenzied, f…
Disarray disa(rray)
N, disorder, confusion, v, to throw into disorder... SYNOYNMS: d…
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AP English Unit 5 Vocab
aficionado
browbeat
commensurate
diaphanous
(n.) an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan... SYNO…
(v.) to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully…
(adj.) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; propor…
(adj.) very sheer and light; almost completely transparent... S…
aficionado
(n.) an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan... SYNO…
browbeat
(v.) to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully…
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AP english unit 8
allege
arrant
badinage
conciliate
(v) to assert without proof or confirmation... s: contend... a: prove
(adj) thoroughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blatant... s: egreg…
(n) light and playful conversation... s: banter... a: sermon
(v) to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacify…
allege
(v) to assert without proof or confirmation... s: contend... a: prove
arrant
(adj) thoroughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blatant... s: egreg…
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AP English Unit 4 Vocab
affinity
bilious
cognate
corollary
(n.) a natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a…
(adj.) peevish or irritable; sickeningly unpleasant... SYNONYMS…
(adj.) closely related in origin, essential nature, or functi…
(n.) a proposition that follows from one already proven; a na…
affinity
(n.) a natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a…
bilious
(adj.) peevish or irritable; sickeningly unpleasant... SYNONYMS…
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AP English Unit 6 Vocab
abortive
bruit
contumelious
dictum
(adj.) failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only…
(v.) to spread news, reports, or unsubstantiated rumors... SYNO…
(adj.) insolent or rude in speech or behavior; insultingly ab…
(n.) a short saying; an authoritative statement... SYNONYMS: ma…
abortive
(adj.) failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only…
bruit
(v.) to spread news, reports, or unsubstantiated rumors... SYNO…
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AP English Vocab Unit 11
apostate
bravado
consensus
constrict
(n.) one who forsakes his or her religion, party, or cause... S…
(n.) a display of false or assumed courage... SYNONYMS: swagger…
(n.) a collective or general agreement of opinion, feeling, o…
(v.) to make smaller or narrower, draw together, squeeze, to…
apostate
(n.) one who forsakes his or her religion, party, or cause... S…
bravado
(n.) a display of false or assumed courage... SYNONYMS: swagger…
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AP English Unit 13 Vocab
accolade
acerbity
attrition
bromide
(n.) praise or approval; a ceremonial embrace or greeting... Sy…
(n.) sourness or bitterness of taste; harshness or severity o…
(n.) the process of wearing down by friction or gradual impai…
(n.) a trite or commonplace remark; a tiresome or boring pers…
accolade
(n.) praise or approval; a ceremonial embrace or greeting... Sy…
acerbity
(n.) sourness or bitterness of taste; harshness or severity o…
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AP English Unit 10 Vocab
acumen
adjudicate
anachronism
apocryphal
(n.) keeness of insight; quickness or accuracy of judgment... S…
(v.) to act as judge in a matter; to settle through the use o…
(n.) a chronological misplacing of events, objects, customs,…
(adj.) of doubtful or questionable authenticity... SYNONYMS: fi…
acumen
(n.) keeness of insight; quickness or accuracy of judgment... S…
adjudicate
(v.) to act as judge in a matter; to settle through the use o…
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AP English Vocab Unit 12
apposite
augur
bilk
charisma
(adj.) appropriate; suitable; apt... syn.- relevant, pertinent,…
(n.) a prophet or seer; (v.) to predict, foreshadow... syn.- (n…
(v.) to defraud, cheat, or swindle; to evade payment of; to f…
(n.) the special personal magnetism that makes an individual…
apposite
(adj.) appropriate; suitable; apt... syn.- relevant, pertinent,…
augur
(n.) a prophet or seer; (v.) to predict, foreshadow... syn.- (n…
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English 11 AP Unit 7
Aesthetic
Authentic
Confound
Despot
Adj; artistic, dealing with or capable of appreciation of the…
Adj; genuine
V; confuse, puzzle
N; tyrant, harsh, authoritarian ruler
Aesthetic
Adj; artistic, dealing with or capable of appreciation of the…
Authentic
Adj; genuine
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AP English - Unit 2 Vocabulary
accost
animadversion
avid
brackish
(v.) to approach and speak to first.
(n.) a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval.
(adj.) desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely…
(adj.) having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink.
accost
(v.) to approach and speak to first.
animadversion
(n.) a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval.
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Unit 10 AP English
Tolalitarian
Totality
Holistic
catholic
Having to do with a government in which one person, group, or…
Completeness
Concerning the whole rather than the parts
Covering a broad range, universal
Tolalitarian
Having to do with a government in which one person, group, or…
Totality
Completeness
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AP English Unit 4
Pastoral (adj.)
Repast (n.)
Aggregate (adj.)
Egregious (adj.)
Having to do with the country... Latin root: Past
A meal; food and drink for a meal... Latin root: Past
Gathered into a whole; total... Latin root: Greg
Standing out sharply as wrong or bad... Latin root: Greg
Pastoral (adj.)
Having to do with the country... Latin root: Past
Repast (n.)
A meal; food and drink for a meal... Latin root: Past
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AP English Unit 6
somnolent
soporific
sopor
languid
drowsy, sleepy
causing sleep or fatigue
sleep; drowsiness
lacking energy; weak
somnolent
drowsy, sleepy
soporific
causing sleep or fatigue
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AP English: Unit 5
Delineate
Hallow
Emend
Fiat
To portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail
To set apart as holy or sacred
To correct
An order or decree
Delineate
To portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail
Hallow
To set apart as holy or sacred
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AP English Unit 8
restive
sardonic
sensuous
stolid
(adj) nervous, uneasy, restless
(adj) sarcastic, biting, ironic
(adj) physical, sensory
(adj) not easily excited, unemotional, impassive
restive
(adj) nervous, uneasy, restless
sardonic
(adj) sarcastic, biting, ironic
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AP English Unit 5
Abscond (Latin Root: COND)
Recondite (Latin Root: COND)
Cryptic (Latin Root: CRYPT)
Apocryphal (Latin Root: CRYPT)
To leave in a hurry, especially to escape the law
Difficult to understand; hidden from
hard to understand; having a secret meaning
Coming from an unreliable source; untrue
Abscond (Latin Root: COND)
To leave in a hurry, especially to escape the law
Recondite (Latin Root: COND)
Difficult to understand; hidden from
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AP English Unit 6
abortive (adj.)
bruit (v.)
contumelious (adj.)
dictum
failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only partia…
to spread news, reports, or unsubstantiated rumors
insolent or rude in speech or behavior; insultingly abusive;…
a short saying; an authoriative statement
abortive (adj.)
failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only partia…
bruit (v.)
to spread news, reports, or unsubstantiated rumors
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AP English Unit 4
affinity (n.)
bilious (adj.)
cognate (adj.)
cognate (n.)
a natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a relat…
peevish or irritable; sickeningly unpleasant
closely related in origin, essential nature, or function
such a person or thing
affinity (n.)
a natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a relat…
bilious (adj.)
peevish or irritable; sickeningly unpleasant
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AP English Unit 7
abeyance (n.)
ambivalent
beleaguer (v.)
carte blanche (n.)
a state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside
having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone or som…
to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army; to trou…
full freedom or authority to act at one's own discretion
abeyance (n.)
a state of being temporarily inactive, suspended, or set aside
ambivalent
having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone or som…
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AP English Unit 3
Avocation
Capricious
Disparity
Efficacy
(Noun): something a person does in addition to a principal oc…
(Adjective): subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, o…
(Noun): lack of similarity or equality
(Noun): capacity for producing a desired result or effect ; e…
Avocation
(Noun): something a person does in addition to a principal oc…
Capricious
(Adjective): subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, o…
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AP English Puritan unit
How Puritans emerge
Puritan values
providentialism
predestination
- Protestant Reformation causes Protestant faith to rise in r…
1. Providentialism... 2. Predestination... 3. Depravity... 4. Divine M…
anything that occurs happens because God wants it to happen
even before you live your life, God already knows if you are…
How Puritans emerge
- Protestant Reformation causes Protestant faith to rise in r…
Puritan values
1. Providentialism... 2. Predestination... 3. Depravity... 4. Divine M…
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AP English Unit 5
aficionado (n.)
browbeat (v.)
commensurate (adj.)
diaphanous (adj.)
an ethusiastic and usually expert follower or fan
to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate…
very sheer and light; almost completely transparent
aficionado (n.)
an ethusiastic and usually expert follower or fan
browbeat (v.)
to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
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AP English Unit 3
cavort
credence
decry
dissemble
v. to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
n. belief, mental acceptance
v. to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depr…
v. to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
cavort
v. to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
credence
n. belief, mental acceptance
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AP English unit 2
Admonish
Akimbo
Lassitude
Muse
(Verb w/ object): to caution, advise, or counsel against some…
(Adjective, adverb) : hands on hip and elbows bent
(Noun): weariness of the body or mind from strain; a conditio…
(Verb): to think or mediate in silence, as on a subject
Admonish
(Verb w/ object): to caution, advise, or counsel against some…
Akimbo
(Adjective, adverb) : hands on hip and elbows bent
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AP English, Unit Two Vocabulary
crass
mitigating
debase
prate
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid
causing to become less harsh (adj.)
(v.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, ad…
(v.) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
crass
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid
mitigating
causing to become less harsh (adj.)
Unit 2 AP English
Accost
Animadversion
Avid
Brackish
To approach and speak first, confront in a challenging or agg…
A comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
Intensely eager, desirous of something to the point of greed
Having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
Accost
To approach and speak first, confront in a challenging or agg…
Animadversion
A comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
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AP English Unit 3
Vehement (adj.)
Inveigh (v.)
Surmise (v.)
Demise (n.)
Strongly emotional; fierce and passionate... Latin root: Veh
To attack strongly in words; to talk or write bitterly agains…
To draw a conclusion based on little or no information; educa…
the end of existence; death... Latin root: Mis
Vehement (adj.)
Strongly emotional; fierce and passionate... Latin root: Veh
Inveigh (v.)
To attack strongly in words; to talk or write bitterly agains…
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AP English Unit 1
acquisitive
arrogate
banal
belabor
adj. able to get and retain ideas or information: concerned w…
v. to claim or take without right... (EXPROPIATE, COMANDEER)
adj. hackneyed, trite, commonplace... (STALE, INSIPID)
v. to work on excessively; to thrash soundly... (OVERWORK)
acquisitive
adj. able to get and retain ideas or information: concerned w…
arrogate
v. to claim or take without right... (EXPROPIATE, COMANDEER)
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AP English Unit 1
Plagiarism
Lesson 5 Objectives
Lesson 9
Reading Literature:
1. Plagiarism occurs when one steals or uses the ideas or wri…
1. to review literary elements... 2. to recognize literary allus…
Overview of AP Exam
1. Read works from various genres and periods... 2. Analyze vari…
Plagiarism
1. Plagiarism occurs when one steals or uses the ideas or wri…
Lesson 5 Objectives
1. to review literary elements... 2. to recognize literary allus…
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AP English Unit 9
SOL
Solipsism
Desolate
Soliloquy
Alone
The theory that the self is the only reality
Deserted and lonely
A literary or dramatic speech spoken by a solitary character
SOL
Alone
Solipsism
The theory that the self is the only reality
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AP English unit 6
Somnolent
Soporific
Sopor
Languid
Drowsy, sleepy
Causing sleep or fatigue
Sleep, drowsiness
Lacking energy, weak
Somnolent
Drowsy, sleepy
Soporific
Causing sleep or fatigue
20 terms
AP English Unit 7
gesticulate
hue
impasse
ineluctable
(v) to make motions, gestures
(n) a shade, a tint
(n) a standstill, deadlock, an insoluble difficulty
(adj) certain, unavoidable, inevitable
gesticulate
(v) to make motions, gestures
hue
(n) a shade, a tint
22 terms
AP English: Unit 8
Echelon
Irrefutable
Badinage
Allege
One of a series of levels
Cannot be disproved
Light and playful conversation
To assert without proof
Echelon
One of a series of levels
Irrefutable
Cannot be disproved
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AP English Unit 3
verdure
verdant
viridity
candid
greenery; fresh and ripe vegitation
green; lush with vegetation
lack of experience; innocence
open and sincere
verdure
greenery; fresh and ripe vegitation
verdant
green; lush with vegetation
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AP English Unit 1 Vocab
acquisitive
arrogate
banal
belabor
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with a…
to claim or take without right
hackneyed, trifle, commonplace
to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
acquisitive
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with a…
arrogate
to claim or take without right
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