AP English III Vocabulary Set 3

AP English III Vocabulary Set 3

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neophyte

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Cards (30)

Section 1

(30 cards)

neophyte

Front

noun: someone who is young or inexperienced The ___________________ was unprepared for the viciousness of Wall Street on his first day.

Back

mawkish

Front

adjective: characterized by sick sentimentality People tend to love Nicholas Sparks books as powerful romances or hate them for being _________________ nonsense.

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laconic

Front

adjective: terse in speech or writing A man of few words, Bradley submitted his ________________ resignation.

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juxtaposition

Front

noun: the act of placing two things next to each other for implicit comparison

Back

panacea

Front

noun: a remedy for all ills or difficulties People have become sold on the idea that there is a _____________ for every disease and pain even though there are still many incurable illnesses.

Back

oblique

Front

adjective: diverging from a straight line or course, not straightforward The road abruptly broke off into an _____________ path that took us on a lengthy detour.

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morass

Front

noun: a wet, swampy bog; figuratively, something that traps and confuses The boy tried to save his horse from the _______________, but he was unsuccessful.

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magnanimous

Front

adjective: noble, generous Mahatma Gandhi left behind a philosophical legacy of _________________ living that leaves many inspired and grateful.

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manifold

Front

adjective: diverse, varied The copier's capabilities were _____________; it could copy, scan, fax, and print.

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obdurate

Front

adjective: unyielding to persuasion or moral influences Nothing her parents said could convince the _________________ child to listen to the nuns.

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nefarious

Front

adjective: heinously villainous The evil queen's __________________ plans always included deception and murder.

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obsequious

Front

adjective: excessively compliant or submissive His _______________ subjects showered him with undeserved praise and catered to his every whim.

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malevolent

Front

adjective: wanting harm to befall others After 9/11, Osama bin Laden became the face that represented every __________________ terrorist; America wouldn't be satisfied until he had been brought to justice.

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obtuse

Front

adjective: lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect His supervisor was so _____________ that he didn't even know he was being mocked.

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ostensible

Front

adjective: appearing as such, seemingly (but not necessarily so) The _______________ reason for the confusion was that the sheep were not who they seemed to be.

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myriad

Front

adjective: consisting of a very great number Her thoughts were as ___________ as the stars.

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mercurial

Front

adjective: characterized by rapid change or tempermentality Her ________________________ nature kept everyone walking on eggshells; they never knew what mood she would be in.

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jubilant

Front

adjective: extremely joyful, happy Gabby Douglas, along with the rest of the USA, was _________________ when she received the gold medal at the Olympics.

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licentious

Front

adjective: displaying a lack of moral or legal restraints Simon was a rebel; his __________________ behavior bothered others, but he simply didn't care to go along with the rest of the flock, and if that meant breaking laws and hearts, he was okay with that.

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languid

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adjective: sluggish from fatigue or weakness After swimming for his food that morning, the warm sun made the polar bear especially ______________.

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modicum

Front

noun: a small amount I can fit the ______________ of respect I have for you in a thimble.

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nadir

Front

noun: the lowest point of something Missing his plane wasn't just an inconvenience, it represented the ___________ of his career by losing his opportunity for advancement.

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latent

Front

adjective: hidden, but capable of being exposed Sigmund Freud believed that our unconscious mind harbored our _______________ fears that could be brought forth like dusting for fingerprints through psychoanalysis.

Back

odious

Front

adjective: instilling hatred or intense displeasure Just the mention of a cockroach is _____________ to most people.

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obfuscate

Front

verb: to render incomprehensible What started as a confident and exciting endeavor was _____________ by the illogical instructions and useless parts.

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nascent

Front

adjective: in the process of being born or coming into existence The ______________ sprout defied the odds and presented itself to the world.

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maudlin

Front

adjective: weakly sentimental The man's ________________ outbursts months after his breakup were often mocked behind his back.

Back

multifarious

Front

adjective: having great diversity or variety The closet was filled to the brim with ________________________ sports equipment.

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maelstrom

Front

noun: a destructive whirlpool which rapidly sucks in objects Odysseus survived by sailing past Charybdis, the heartless, powerful _______________, but not without seeing his men snatched and eaten by Scylla on the other side.

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opulent

Front

adjective: characterized by rich abundance verging on ostentation The Palace of Versailles is world renowned for its lavish, __________________ decor which some call beautiful and some call obscene.

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