AP ENGLISH VOCAB 76-90

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  1. amity
    • noun
    • 1.
    • friendship; peaceful harmony.

    • 2.
    • mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
  2. preposterous
    • adjective
    • completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; absurd; senseless; utterly foolish: a preposterous tale.
    • unreasonable, excessive, ridiculous. See absurd.
  3. parody
    • verb, -died, -dy·ing. noun
    • 1.
    • a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing: his hilarious parody of Hamlet's soliloquy.
    • verb (used with object)
    • 7.
    • to imitate (a composition, author, etc.) for purposes of ridicule or satire.

    • 8.
    • to imitate poorly or feebly; travesty.
    • 1, 2. See burlesque.
  4. arduous
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult: an arduous undertaking.

    • 2.
    • requiring or using much energy and vigor; strenuous: making an arduous effort.

    • 3.
    • hard to climb; steep: an arduous path up the hill.

    • 4.
    • hard to endure; full of hardships; severe: an arduous winter.
    • 1. hard, toilsome, onerous, wearisome, burdensome, exhausting.


    • 1. easy.
  5. trepidation
    • noun
    • 1.
    • tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.

    • 2.
    • trembling or quivering movement; tremor.
    • 1. trembling, fright. 2. quivering, shaking.
  6. admonish
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to caution, advise, or counsel against something.

    • 2.
    • to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner: The teacher admonished him about excessive noise.

    • 3.
    • to urge to a duty; remind: to admonish them about their obligations.
    • 1. See warn. 2. rebuke, censure, upbraid. See reprimand.
  7. vernacular
    • 1.
    • (of language) native or indigenous ( opposed to literary or learned).

    • 2.
    • expressed or written in the native language of a place, as literary works: a vernacular poem.

    • 3.
    • using such a language: a vernacular speaker.

    • 4.
    • of or pertaining to such a language.

    • 5.
    • using plain, everyday, ordinary language.
    • 9.
    • the native speech or language of a place.

    • 10.
    • the language or vocabulary peculiar to a class or profession.

    • 11.
    • a vernacular word or expression.

    • 12.
    • the plain variety of language in everyday use by ordinary people.

    • 13.
    • the common name of an animal or plant as distinguished from its Latin scientific name.
    • Synonyms
    • 9, 10. See language.
  8. collusion
    • noun
    • 1.
    • a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy: Some of his employees were acting in collusion to rob him.

    • 2.
    • Law . a secret understanding between two or more persons to gain something illegally, to defraud another of his or her rights, or to appear as adversaries though in agreement: collusion of husband and wife to obtain a divorce.
    • 1. intrigue, connivance, complicity.
  9. cognizant
    • 1.
    • having awareness, realization, or knowledge; aware (usually followed by of ): He was cognizant of the difficulty.

    • 2.
    • having legal cognizance.
    • 1. See conscious.
  10. barrage
    • noun
    • 1.
    • Military . a heavy barrier of artillery fire to protect one's own advancing or retreating troops or to stop the advance of enemy troops.

    • 2.
    • an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms: a barrage of questions.

    • 3.
    • Civil Engineering . an artificial obstruction in a watercourse to increase the depth of the water, facilitate irrigation, etc.

    • 4.
    • Mycology . an aversion response of sexually incompatible fungus cultures that are growing in proximity, revealed by a persistent growth gap between them.


    • verb (used with object)
    • 5.
    • to subject to a barrage.


    • 2. volley, torrent, deluge, burst, storm.
  11. ramification
    • noun
    • 1.
    • the act or process of dividing or spreading out into branches or branchlike parts; extend into subdivisions.

    • 2.
    • a branch: ramifications of a nerve.

    • 3.
    • a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication: The new tax law proved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.

    • 4.
    • Botany .
    • a.
    • a structure formed of branches.

    • b.
    • a configuration of branching parts.
  12. unctuous
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.

    • 2.
    • of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy.

    • 3.
    • having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals.
  13. urbane
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities: an urbane manner.

    • 2.
    • reflecting elegance, sophistication, etc., especially in expression: He maintained an urbane tone in his letters.
    • 1. suave, cosmopolitan.
  14. aplomb
    • noun
    • 1.
    • imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance.

    • 2.
    • the perpendicular, or vertical, position.
    • 1. composure, equanimity, imperturbability.


    • 1. confusion, discomposure; doubt, uncertainty.
  15. nebulous
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused: a nebulous recollection of the meeting; a nebulous distinction between pride and conceit.

    • 2.
    • cloudy or cloudlike.

    • 3.
    • of or resembling a nebula or nebulae; nebular.

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