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AP Literature and World Literature Vocabulary
Abrogate (v.)
Aesthetic (adj.)
Bellicose (adj.)
Incontrovertible (adj.)
To end or cancel (something) in a formal and official way
Of or pertaining to art or beauty
Having or showing a tendency to argue or fight
Not able to be doubted or questioned
Abrogate (v.)
To end or cancel (something) in a formal and official way
Aesthetic (adj.)
Of or pertaining to art or beauty
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AP World Literature Vocabulary II
advocacy
amiable
antipathy
apathy
(n.) public support for or recommendation of a particular cau…
(adj.) friendly, good-natured
(n.) a strong dislike, hostile feeling
(n.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
advocacy
(n.) public support for or recommendation of a particular cau…
amiable
(adj.) friendly, good-natured
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AP World Literature Vocabulary - ROTK
crenellated
incongruous
caravanserai
denoted
having minutely notched or scalloped edges
not compatible, not conforming, lacking propriety, unsuitable
an inn surrounding a court where caravans rest at night, hotel
an indication of, and arbitrary mark for, to stand for
crenellated
having minutely notched or scalloped edges
incongruous
not compatible, not conforming, lacking propriety, unsuitable
20 terms
AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set III
auspicious
blasphemy
bourgeois
colloquy
(adj.) favorable; fortunate
(n.) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for somet…
(n.) a middle-class person, capitalist
(n.) conversation, a formal one
auspicious
(adj.) favorable; fortunate
blasphemy
(n.) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for somet…
AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set V
Amnesty
Audacious
Calumny
Conundrum
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
(adj.) Fearless and daring
(n.) an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreadi…
(n.) puzzle, problem, dilemma
Amnesty
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
Audacious
(adj.) Fearless and daring
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AP World Literature Vocabulary Set I
Acquiesce
Alacrity
Beneficence
Benevolent
(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
(n.) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
(n.) doing good or causing good to be done; kindly action.
(adj.) kindly, charitable
Acquiesce
(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
Alacrity
(n.) a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
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AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set V
Amnesty
Audacious
Calumny
Conundrum
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
(adj.) Fearless and daring
(n.) an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreadi…
(n.) puzzle, problem, dilemma
Amnesty
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
Audacious
(adj.) Fearless and daring
20 terms
AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set I
Abstract
Acumen
Bigot
Bowdlerize
(adj.) Theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
(n.) keen insight
(n.) person who is intolerant of other people or ideas
(v.) to modify by removing offensive portions from a book
Abstract
(adj.) Theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
Acumen
(n.) keen insight
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AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set IV
Anomaly
Apoplexy
Avarice
Bon Vivant
(n.) anything irregular or abnormal; unusual
(n.) stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood i…
(n.) a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
(n.) a person who enjoys good food good drink and luxirious l…
Anomaly
(n.) anything irregular or abnormal; unusual
Apoplexy
(n.) stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood i…
20 terms
AP World Literature Vocabulary Set IV
altruistic
amenities
aplomb
apocryphal
(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
(n.) convenient features; courtesies
(n.) poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
(adj.) of questionable authenticity; false
altruistic
(adj.) unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
amenities
(n.) convenient features; courtesies
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AP World Literature Vocabulary Set III
Affinity
Ambiguous
Anachronism
Arduous
(n.) a spontaneous feeling of closeness
(adj.) open to more than one interpretation
(n.) something out of place in time or history
(adj.) hard to do, requiring much effort
Affinity
(n.) a spontaneous feeling of closeness
Ambiguous
(adj.) open to more than one interpretation
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AP World Literature Vocabulary Set VII
Abeyance
Ambivalent
Anathema
Ascetic
(n.) a temporary suspension or cessation; a temporary suppres…
(adj.) having opposing feelings
(n.) an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denuncia…
(adj.) practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, us…
Abeyance
(n.) a temporary suspension or cessation; a temporary suppres…
Ambivalent
(adj.) having opposing feelings
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AP World Literature Vocabulary Set V
alleviate
antithesis
archaic
belligerent
(v.) to relieve, make more bearable
(n.) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
(adj.) of or relating to an earlier period in time, outdated
(adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (n.…
alleviate
(v.) to relieve, make more bearable
antithesis
(n.) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
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AP World Literature Vocabulary Set VI
abdicate
aphorism
benign
dispassionate
(v.) to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to diso…
(n.) - A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise o…
(adj.) gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favor…
(adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion
abdicate
(v.) to resign, formally give up an office or a duty; to diso…
aphorism
(n.) - A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise o…
20 terms
AP World Literature Vocabulary Set VIII
Allegory
Ascertain
Atrophy
Discursive
(n.) story in which the characters, settings, and events stan…
(v) find out with certainty
(n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progress…
(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another…
Allegory
(n.) story in which the characters, settings, and events stan…
Ascertain
(v) find out with certainty
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AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set II
autonomy
didactic
diffident
dilatory
(n.) self-government, political control... independence; self-de…
(adj.) instructive
(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
(adj.) tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intende…
autonomy
(n.) self-government, political control... independence; self-de…
didactic
(adj.) instructive
20 terms
AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set III
auspicious
blasphemy
bourgeois
colloquy
(adj.) favorable; fortunate
(n.) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for somet…
(n.) a middle-class person, capitalist
(n.) conversation, a formal one
auspicious
(adj.) favorable; fortunate
blasphemy
(n.) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for somet…
20 terms
AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set VIII
absolve
avid
carrion
declaim
(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
(adj.) desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely…
(n.) dead and putrefying flesh.
(v.) to speak loudly or passionately
absolve
(v.) to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
avid
(adj.) desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely…
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AP World Literature Vocabulary Set VII
Abeyance
Ambivalent
Anathema
Ascetic
(n.) a temporary suspension or cessation; a temporary suppres…
(adj.) having opposing feelings
(n.) an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denuncia…
(adj.) practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, us…
Abeyance
(n.) a temporary suspension or cessation; a temporary suppres…
Ambivalent
(adj.) having opposing feelings
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AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set II
autonomy
didactic
diffident
dilatory
(n.) self-government, political control... independence; self-de…
(adj.) instructive
(adj.) shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
(adj.) tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intende…
autonomy
(n.) self-government, political control... independence; self-de…
didactic
(adj.) instructive
20 terms
AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set I
Abstract
Acumen
Bigot
Bowdlerize
(adj.) Theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
(n.) keen insight
(n.) person who is intolerant of other people or ideas
(v.) to modify by removing offensive portions from a book
Abstract
(adj.) Theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
Acumen
(n.) keen insight
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AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set IV
Anomaly
Apoplexy
Avarice
Bon Vivant
(n.) anything irregular or abnormal; unusual
(n.) stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood i…
(n.) a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
(n.) a person who enjoys good food good drink and luxirious l…
Anomaly
(n.) anything irregular or abnormal; unusual
Apoplexy
(n.) stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood i…
AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set III
auspicious
blasphemy
bourgeois
colloquy
(adj.) favorable; fortunate
(n.) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for somet…
(n.) a middle-class person, capitalist
(n.) conversation, a formal one
auspicious
(adj.) favorable; fortunate
blasphemy
(n.) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for somet…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
AP World Literature: No Exit Vocabulary
Relish (verb)
Second Empire
Paraphernalia
Capricious
to enjoy greatly
a style of furniture developed in France & marked by heavy, o…
miscellaneous articles... equipment
given to sudden and unaccountable changes... unpredictable
Relish (verb)
to enjoy greatly
Second Empire
a style of furniture developed in France & marked by heavy, o…
20 terms
AP World Literature II Vocabulary Set VII
Ascertain
Chicanery
Chutzpah
Cocksure
(v.) to find out
(n.) trickery, deceptive practices or tactices, double-dealing
(n.) brazenness; audacity
(adj.) perfectly sure; completely confident
Ascertain
(v.) to find out
Chicanery
(n.) trickery, deceptive practices or tactices, double-dealing
175 terms
AP Literature Vocabulary
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group o…
abstract
An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
AP/IB World Literature Midterm Cultural Vocabulary
agbala (adj)
chi (n)
dibia (n)
efulefu (n)
woman-like; also used of a man who has taken no title... ex: Eve…
personal god... ex: He had a bad chi or personal god, and evil f…
a male healer
worthless man... ex: None of them was a man of title. They were…
agbala (adj)
woman-like; also used of a man who has taken no title... ex: Eve…
chi (n)
personal god... ex: He had a bad chi or personal god, and evil f…
Literature Selection- AP World: Huddleston
Wealth of Nations- A. Smith
Communist Manifesto- Marx/Engels
Tetrabiblas- Ptolemy
On the Revolution of the Heavenly Sphe…
Outlines the principles of capitalism such as competition and…
Outlines principles of Socialism and a worldwide revolution o…
Ancient summary of a geocentric earth centered universal teac…
A medieval scientific challenge of the traditional geocentric…
Wealth of Nations- A. Smith
Outlines the principles of capitalism such as competition and…
Communist Manifesto- Marx/Engels
Outlines principles of Socialism and a worldwide revolution o…
AP World Literature
Foil
Foreshadowing
Personification
Soliloquy
Contrasting with another character
Hints what is to come
Bringing inanimate objects to life through human characterist…
Inner thoughts/ talking to self
Foil
Contrasting with another character
Foreshadowing
Hints what is to come
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pre-ap world literature
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Odyssey
Oedipus the King
classic hero
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886, Scottish(UK)
Homer, 1250 BC, Greek, Greek hero
Sophecles, 400s BC, Athenian, tragic hero
~high or noble birth... ~larger than life characters in myths an…
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886, Scottish(UK)
Odyssey
Homer, 1250 BC, Greek, Greek hero
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AP Literature (Prose) Vocabulary
antihero
archetype
flashback
flat character
a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make h…
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in…
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an…
a character who embodies a single quality and who does not de…
antihero
a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make h…
archetype
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in…
17 terms
AP Literature Vocabulary Words
avocation
capricious
disparity
efficacy
(n.) an activity pursued for pleasure; a hobby.
(adj.) changing suddenly; fickle
(n.) an inequality; a gap; an imbalance
(n.) capacity or power to produce a desired effect
avocation
(n.) an activity pursued for pleasure; a hobby.
capricious
(adj.) changing suddenly; fickle
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AP English Literature Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
Pre-Ap World Literature Review
Setting
Characterization
Plot
Point of View
the time and location where a story takes place.
a process of representing different aspects of a character an…
The process of resolutions in a novel
the vantage in which the author wrote the story
Setting
the time and location where a story takes place.
Characterization
a process of representing different aspects of a character an…
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AP Literature Unit 5 Vocabulary
acuity n.
delineate v.
depraved adj.
enervate v.
sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail
marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of
acuity n.
sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate v.
to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail
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AP Literature Unit 1 Vocabulary
acquisitive adj.
arrogate v.
banal adj.
belabor v.
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with a…
to claim or take without right
so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring
to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
acquisitive adj.
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with a…
arrogate v.
to claim or take without right
AP Literature Vocabulary List
Plaintive
Portentous
Semblance
Penury
ADJ: sad; sorrowful; woebegone
ADJ: foreboding; alarming; ominous; portend... V: to foreshadow
N: resemblance; alikeness; pretense; affinity
N: extreme poverty (penurious: very poor)
Plaintive
ADJ: sad; sorrowful; woebegone
Portentous
ADJ: foreboding; alarming; ominous; portend... V: to foreshadow
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AP Literature Unit 15 Vocabulary
accent
opposition
rhapsody
bowdlerization
the stressed portion of a word in poetry (Ex. "To BE or NOT t…
a pairing of images whereby each becomes more striking and in…
intensely passionate writing/poetry usually of love or praise…
a later editor's censorship of sexuality, profanity, or polit…
accent
the stressed portion of a word in poetry (Ex. "To BE or NOT t…
opposition
a pairing of images whereby each becomes more striking and in…
AP Literature February Vocabulary
adroit
allay
epic
purloin
clever or skillful in using the hands or mind
diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry)
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral traditio…
steal (something)
adroit
clever or skillful in using the hands or mind
allay
diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry)
AP Literature Vocabulary List
Plaintive
Portentous
Semblance
Penury
ADJ: sad; sorrowful; woebegone
ADJ: foreboding; alarming; ominous; portend... V: to foreshadow
N: resemblance; alikeness; pretense; affinity
N: extreme poverty (penurious: very poor)
Plaintive
ADJ: sad; sorrowful; woebegone
Portentous
ADJ: foreboding; alarming; ominous; portend... V: to foreshadow
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AP Literature Unit 3 Vocabulary
cavort v.
credence n.
decry v.
dissemble v.
to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
belief, mental acceptance
to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreci…
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 Literature Midterm Vocabulary
English Sonnet (Shakespearean)
Italian Sonnet (Petrarchan)
Iambic Pentameter
Meter
sonnet, that although has the 14 lines, is divided into three…
The Petrarchan Sonnet differs from the Shakespearean Sonnet b…
A line of the poem consisting of 10 syllables, 5 stressed and…
Meter is the syllabic pattern of words in a line of a poem ty…
English Sonnet (Shakespearean)
sonnet, that although has the 14 lines, is divided into three…
Italian Sonnet (Petrarchan)
The Petrarchan Sonnet differs from the Shakespearean Sonnet b…
AP LITERATURE VOCABULARY (Fall 2016)
prodigious
surreptitious
tactile
maudlin
adj. remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or deg…
adj. stealthy, hidden (syn. secretive, stealthy)
adj. of or connected with the sense of touch
adj. tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental. so…
prodigious
adj. remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or deg…
surreptitious
adj. stealthy, hidden (syn. secretive, stealthy)
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AP Literature Vocabulary Unit 6
Abject
Agnostic
Complicity
Derelict
(adj) Degraded; Base, contemptible; Cringing, servile; Comple…
(n) One who believes that nothing can be known about God; A s…
(n) Involvement in wrongdoing; The state of being an accompli…
(n) Someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; (adj…
Abject
(adj) Degraded; Base, contemptible; Cringing, servile; Comple…
Agnostic
(n) One who believes that nothing can be known about God; A s…
12 terms
AP Literature Vocabulary
monocle
monogram
monograph
monolith
eyeglass for one eye
A design composed of letters, usually the first letter of a n…
written account of a single thing or class of things
single stone of large size
monocle
eyeglass for one eye
monogram
A design composed of letters, usually the first letter of a n…
10 terms
AP Literature Unit 15 Vocabulary
accent
opposition
rhapsody
bowdlerization
the stressed portion of a word in poetry (Ex. "To BE or NOT t…
a pairing of images whereby each becomes more striking and in…
intensely passionate writing/poetry usually of love or praise…
a later editor's censorship of sexuality, profanity, or polit…
accent
the stressed portion of a word in poetry (Ex. "To BE or NOT t…
opposition
a pairing of images whereby each becomes more striking and in…
11 terms
AP Literature List 11 Vocabulary
austere
corpulent
derisive
effeminate
(adj) grave; sober, solemn, serious
(adj) large or bulky; portly; fat
(adj) characterized by or expressing ridicule; mocking
(adj) characterized by excessive softness, delicacy, self-ind…
austere
(adj) grave; sober, solemn, serious
corpulent
(adj) large or bulky; portly; fat
20 terms
AP Literature Unit 3 Vocabulary
Anagram
Noncommittal
Assertion
Quixotic
Word or phrase formed from another word or phrase by changing…
Not committing to any one position or course of action; not r…
The act of declaring something positively
Practically idealistic, noble or chivalry
Anagram
Word or phrase formed from another word or phrase by changing…
Noncommittal
Not committing to any one position or course of action; not r…
20 terms
AP Literature Vocabulary Lesson Six
Sedition
Wizened
Corpulent
derisive
rebellion
shriveled; withered; wrinkled
excessively fat
ridiculing, mocking
Sedition
rebellion
Wizened
shriveled; withered; wrinkled
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