AP English III Vocabulary Set 4

AP English III Vocabulary Set 4

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Section 1

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pulchritude

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noun: physical beauty Aphrodite was celebrated by the ancient Greeks for her ____________________.

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paragon

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noun: a model of excellence or perfection Even at 90 years old, Queen Elizabeth maintains her image as the _______________ of refinement and style.

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paucity

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adjective: small in quantity Oliver Twist is a character who is famous for speaking up over the ____________ of food the orphans received, saying, "Please, sir. I want some more."

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pathos

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noun: an emotion of sympathy (in rhetoric: appealing to the emotion of the audience) Animal rescue commercials are oversaturated with ________________ through the use of music and sad puppy eyes.

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pugnacious

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adjective: quarrelsome, combative His _____________________ behavior often provoked fights that landed him in jail.

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prosaic

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adjective: plain, lacking liveliness School has an unfortunate reputation for being ______________ and dull.

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plethora

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noun: an abundance, excess The bunny dreamed he was stranded by a _______________ of carrots, and it was glorious.

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parsimony

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noun: frugality; stinginess Mr. Krabs is a paragon of _______________, hoarding his money and spending little on his loyal employees.

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platitude

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noun: an inspired remark, cliche Most ______________ begin as pithy inspirations, but often become overused and less meaningful.

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polemic

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noun: an aggressive argument against a specific opinion Though Bob was unsuccessful in his fight to outlaw soft drinks, his ________________ marketing campaign was very effective in changing the public's opinion.

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pariah

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noun: an outcast Poor Rudolph was the ____________ of the group; they never let him play any reindeer games.

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reprobate

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adjective: evil, unprincipled "Windpeter Winters...was looked upon by everyone in Winesburg as a confirmed old reprobate" (101).

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pejorative

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adjective: derogatory, uncomplimentary People that have authority can easily destroy the dignity of others by using ______________ terms and stereotypes that mock and unfairly label.

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proclivity

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noun: a strong, inclination toward something Dogs are born with a strong _________________ to dig.

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rebuke

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verb: to scold, criticize The school mistress prided herself on making young kids cry when she _____________ them for misbehavior.

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punctilious

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adjective: eager to follow rules or conventions Most jobs value employees who are _________________ and able to maintain an organized, efficient work environment.

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querulous

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adjective: whiny, complaining Mothers everywhere dread the ________________ moods and tantrums that come with toddlerhood.

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puerile

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adjective: juvenile, immature His _______________ behavior usually prevented a second date.

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propensity

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noun: an inclination, preference He wanted to trust his son, but his _______________ for not showing up made it difficult.

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petulance

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noun: rudeness, irritability Even a smurf could get fired for _________________; no one enjoys a constant grouch.

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quagmire

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noun: a difficult situation It was unclear how she would free herself from the frightening _______________________.

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pithy

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adjective: concisely meaningful Businesses pay millions each year for advertising companies to come up with ________________ slogans that the public will embrace.

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perfunctory

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adjective: showing little interest or enthusiasm Ruth did not find much meaning in her job, so she went through her work with __________________ effort, doing just enough to collect her paycheck.

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primeval

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adjective: original, ancient Man has long been fascinated by uncovering the secrets of the ____________ history of the world.

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rancor

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noun: deep, bitter resentment Because he wanted so much to be accepted by the group and was constantly rejected, his ______________ grew stronger and more hostile.

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prescient

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adjective: to have foreknowledge of events She found it difficult to explain the _______________ information she had received from the fortune teller, but she was still skeptical.

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portent

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noun: an omen Many cultures see a stormy sky as a _______________ of bad things to come.

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promulgate

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verb: to proclaim, make known The town cryer of the high school went forth to ___________________ the latest juicy gossip.

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pernicious

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adjective: extremely destructive or harmful Drug addiction is a __________________ disease that destroys relationships and steals the soul of many loved ones.

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precocious

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adjective: advanced, developing ahead of time Kid President is a __________________ young man, who has inspired people all over the world of all ages through his viral "pep talks."

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