AP English III Vocabulary Set 2

AP English III Vocabulary Set 2

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Cards (30)

Section 1

(30 cards)

exigent

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adjective: urgent, critical Though it is often not realized until later, a school's intervention in learning gaps is _________________ to a student's future success.

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exculpate

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verb: to free from guilt or blame It was such a relief to be ________________ after the fallacious accusations.

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ignominous

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adjective: humiliating, disgracing Back in the day, students were often subject to __________________ punishments like being forced to wear "dunce" caps.

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iconoclast

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noun: one who attacks common beliefs or institutions Lisa is often disliked in Springfield because she has become an __________________, protesting everything the locals hold dear.

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indefatigable

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adjective: incapable of defeat, failure, decay The Energizer bunny is __________________; he keeps going and going.

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hackneyed

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adjective: unoriginal, trite It's hard to relate to someone who only uses ___________________ ideas that they simply repeat from other people.

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ineffable

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adjective: unspeakable, incapable of being expressed through words When the astronaut viewed Earth from space for the first time, his awe was __________________; he was speechless.

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fallacious

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adjective: incorrect, misleading, false The ____________________ "news" on the internet these days seems to be more prevalent than objective fact.

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incontrovertible

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adjective: indisputible The evidence was as ___________________ as 1+1=2, but that did not stop them from denying the truth.

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fatuous

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adjective: silly, foolish Adolescent first loves are often memorable because they are ___________________ and not weighed down by the responsibilites of adulthood.

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insidious

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adjective: appealing but imperceptibly harmful, seductive Chillingsworth was an _________________ man, seeming to be a friend to Dimmesdale, but quietly adding to his demise.

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impervious

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adjective: impenetrable, incapable of being affected Superman was ______________ to bullets which made him more powerful than most of his foes.

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florid

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adjective: flowery, ornate His wife's obstinate choice of _______________ wallpapers was almost enough to end their marriage.

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inimical

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adjective: hostile Often ________________ German Shepherds are used as ruthless guard or police dogs in films.

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implacable

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adjective: incapable of being appeased or mitigated They tried everything to calm him, but the infant was _______________________.

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iniquity

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noun: wickedness or sin Hester Prynne suffered public humiliation for her ________________ while Dimmesdale suffered privately, but perhaps more severely.

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extol

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verb: to praise, revere He nominated her for the lifetime achievement award in order to _____________ her dedication to reducing childhood poverty.

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fecund

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adjective: fruitful, fertile The ________________ fields were able to produce enough food to feed the village and have enough left over to sell and trade.

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invective

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adjective: an angry verbal attack The politician was given to _________________ when questioned about his qualifications and exploded, taking out whoever was near him.

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fractious

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adjective: troublesome or irritable In George Orwell's Animal Farm, Benjamin the donkey may have been ________________, but he was also loyal and the only one capable of seeing the true nature of the pigs.

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impudent

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adjective: casually rude, insolent, impertinent It was hard for the teacher to ignore the _________________ antics of the class.

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impertinent

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adjective: rude, insolent The __________________ child won herself a first class ticket to detention.

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feral

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adjective: wild, savage The countryside was overrun by _____________ pigs, so a reward was offered for hunting them.

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imperious

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adjective: commanding, domineering The ________________ Snow Queen made everyone's lives miserable because of her own pain.

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garrulous

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adjective: talkative, wordy She avoided calling her mother because of the ____________________, one-sided conversation in which she would become entrapped.

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expunge

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verb: to obliterate, eradicate When Sarah turned 18, her pre-adolescent crimes were ______________ from her record.

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ingenuous

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adjective: not devious; innocent and candid Pit bulls are given an unfair violent stereotype, but most of them are ______________.

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gregarious

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adjective: drawn to the company of others, sociable

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impetuous

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adjective: rash; hastily done; impulsive He was really __________________ for a college student, so no one took him seriously.

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fastidious

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adjective: meticulous, demanding, having high and often unattainable standards Fred was ___________________ about keeping his lawn perfectly manicured, so he expected everyone else in the neighborhood to do the same.

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