AP English III Vocabulary Set 1

AP English III Vocabulary Set 1

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Cards (30)

Section 1

(30 cards)

deprecate

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verb: to belittle, to depreciate Many people think it is less hurtful to ___________________ themselves before others have a chance to.

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acerbic

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adjective: biting, bitter in tone or taste The ____________ old man looked like he had sucked on lemons for too long and when he spoke everyone prepared to be painfully insulted.

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contrite

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adjective: penitent, eager to be forgiven He showed up with roses looking _______________ and remorseful.

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anathema

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noun: a cursed, detested person In Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone, Voldemort is _____________ to so many, his name will not even be spoken.

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boon

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noun: a gift or blessing Robert persevered through the competition and celebrated upon receiving his _________.

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egregious

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adjective: extremely bad No one knew why they had stopped being friends, but obviously Nathalia's mistake had been ____________________.

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cacophony

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n. tremendous noise; disharmonious sound The coughing crows caused quite a _________________ in the countryside.

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ebullient

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adjective: extremely lively, enthusiastic Although some people saw Joe as explosive in an angry way, in reality he was just very __________________.

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abjure

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verb: to reject, renounce The cat ____________ my frugal choice in cat food.

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demure

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adjective: quiet, modest, reserved The ________________ girl blushed and giggled at the boy's flirtatious remarks.

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eschew

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verb: to shun, avoid Mrs. Condron ______________ cinnamon in all of its forms since her traumatic childhood experience with it.

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capricious

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adjective: subject to whim, fickle Romeo is ________________ with love; his object of affection changes from day to day, and he is easily distracted by his own emotions.

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desecrate

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verb: to violate the sacredness of a thing or place. It's so sad to see when a person has ___________________ something that has so much meaning to someone else.

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clemency

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noun: mercy The parole board gave ________________ to the man because they believed he showed remorse and would be a productive citizen.

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evanescent

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adjective: fleeting, momentary The sparklers' ________________ fire provided a fitting conclusion to our wedding departure.

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alacrity

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noun: eagerness, speed He pressed the buzzer with ____________, knowing he had the answer.

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cogent

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adjective: intellectually convincing The CEO gave such a _________ argument, he received a unanimous vote from the board.

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diffident

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adjective: shy, quiet, modest (insecure) The __________________ child could not be cajoled into joining the room filled with strangers.

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cajole

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verb: to urge, coax Bribery, threats, and singing silly songs - the parent tried everything to __________ the child into eating his vegetables, but nothing worked.

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ascetic

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adjective: practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious Monasteries are full of men who have given up modern luxuries for a more _____________ life.

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dissemble

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verb: to conceal, fake Abigail ________________ her manipulative, violent nature from the judge; he believed she was pious and innocent.

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antipathy

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noun: a strong dislike; repugnance There was so much ____________ for the office equipment, that the office celebrated its replacement by violently destroying it.

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ephemeral

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adjective: short-lived, fleeting The ________________ beauty of spring leaves too soon.

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acumen

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noun: keen insight If I had the ____________ of Einstein, I wouldn't care about my hair either.

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acrimony

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noun: bitterness; discord The political _______________ has become so intense that many people don't want to vote at all.

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credulity

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noun: readiness to believe Others didn't understand her __________________ when it came to UFOs; she seemed so logical otherwise.

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deleterious

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adjective: harmful Knowing Michelle would not approve, he blocked the __________________________ effects of the fast food meal from his mind, so he could enjoy the moment.

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cursory

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adjective: brief to the point of being superficial The mother spent most of her time on the phone, only giving her son a _________________ glance from time to time.

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brusque

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adjective: short, abrupt, dismissive The judge was know for being rather _____________, so the court was surprised when she gave an emotional, sympathetic explanation for the sentencing.

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aspersion

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noun: a curse, expression of ill-will; damaging remark The disgruntled parishioner cast unfair __________________ on the priest.

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