AP English III Vocabulary Set 5

AP English III Vocabulary Set 5

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Cards (30)

Section 1

(30 cards)

solipsistic

Front

adjective: believing that oneself is all that exists Her _________________ beliefs lead her to think the world stops when she goes to sleep.

Back

transient

Front

adjective: passing through briefly He led a _______________ life, never staying in any town for long.

Back

temerity

Front

noun: audacity, recklessness The kitten foolishly attacked the dog with the _______________ of a lion.

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tantamount

Front

adjective: equivalent in value or significance The child's crimes were _______________ to those of a career criminal.

Back

taciturn

Front

adjective: not inclined to talk It was understandable that frequent moves had caused him to be ___________, but it made it even more difficult to make friends with his quiet, minimal responses.

Back

tacit

Front

adjective: expressed without words They had been friends for so long that many of their thoughts and feelings were _____________ and silent.

Back

ribald

Front

adjective: coarsely, crudely humorous Ted, the movie, is known for its ____________ writing.

Back

surreptitious

Front

adjective: stealthy The burglar's ___________ movements went undetected by the security system's motion detectors.

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tenuous

Front

adjective: having little substance or strength I'm hanging on to my sanity by a ___________ thread.

Back

somnolent

Front

adjective: sleepy, drowsy The _______________ dwarf was always falling asleep on the job.

Back

sanctimonious

Front

adjective: giving a hypocritical appearance of piety Her ________________ attitude concerning charity was what caused people to lose respect for her since she never gave herself.

Back

tractable

Front

adjective: easily controlled The trainer was world renowned for turning the most stubborn beasts into _______________ pets.

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stolid

Front

adjective: expressing little sensibility, unemotional The physician's ____________ bedside manner led his patients to believe that he didn't care, but inwardly he felt very deeply about their outcomes.

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sacrosanct

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adjective: holy, something that should not be criticized Religion is ________________ to many people, so mocking it is seen as disrespectful.

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sycophant

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noun: one who flatters for self-gain His co-workers became disgusted by his constant sucking up to the boss and referred to him as the _____________.

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scurrilous

Front

adjective: vulgar, coarse His ____________ treatment of his employees eventually caused a lawsuit that led to his company's bankruptcy.

Back

repudiate

Front

verb: to reject, refuse to accept Despite the federal mandate, the state decided to ______________ the order and stand firmly with its beliefs.

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serendipity

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noun: luck, finding good things without looking for them Finding that $20 in my coat pocket was a much needed and welcomed ________________.

Back

servile

Front

adjective: subservient His _______________ nature did not suit his role as a leader.

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rescind

Front

verb: to take back, repeal After the misunderstanding, they had no choice but to ______________ the contract.

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torpid

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adjective: lethargic, dormant, lacking motion The all you can eat buffet left me bloated and ____________ like a hippopotamus.

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surmise

Front

verb: to infer with little evidence Because she often played the "guess who" game, it was not difficult to _____________ who it was.

Back

ubiquitous

Front

adjective: existing everywhere, widespread There is virtually nowhere one can go without the ____________ eye of the Internet recording every move.

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reprove

Front

verb: to scold, rebuke He always felt it necessary to _____________ his dog for every little misbehavior.

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stupefy

Front

verb: to astonish, make insensible It was easy for the amateur magician to ____________ children, but their parents remained unimpressed.

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staid

Front

adjective: sedate, serious, self-restrained Even during a crisis, his face remained as _______ as a statue.

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sagacity

Front

noun: shrewdness, soundness of perspective His witty aphorisms are just one reason that Benjamin Franklin was known for his ____________.

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rife

Front

adjective: abundant The stray dog was ____________ with fleas.

Back

ruse

Front

noun: a trick Magic card tricks are nothing but a ________.

Back

sanguine

Front

adjective: optimistic, cheery Penny was the type of girl who was naturally _________ and positive minded.

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