AP ENGLISH VOCAB 91-105

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AP ENGLISH VOCAB 91-105
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  1. brazen
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • shameless or impudent: brazen presumption.

    • 2.
    • made of brass.

    • 3.
    • like brass, as in sound, color, or strength.
    • 1, 3. brassy. 1. insolent, defiant. See bold.
  2. inscrutable
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable.

    • 2.
    • not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable: an inscrutable smile.

    3.incapable of being seen through physically; physically impenetrable: the inscrutable depths of the ocean.

    • 1. hidden, incomprehensible, undiscoverable, inexplicable. See mysterious.
    • 1. comprehensible.
  3. ambulatory
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • of, pertaining to, or capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside.

    • 2.
    • adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals.

    • 3.
    • moving about or from place to place; not stationary: an ambulatory tribe.

    • 4.
    • Also, ambulant. Medicine/Medical.
    • a.
    • not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk: an ambulatory patient.

    • b.
    • serving patients who are able to walk: an ambulatory care center.



    5.Law. not fixed; alterable or revocable: ambulatory will.
  4. ennui
    • noun a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.
    • Synonyms listlessness, tedium, lassitude, languor.
  5. debilitate
    • verb (used with object), -tat·ed, -tat·ing. to make weak or feeble; enfeeble: The siege of pneumonia debilitated her completely.
    • weaken, deplete, enervate, devitalize.
  6. fraternize
    • verb (used without object)
    • 1.
    • to associate in a fraternal or friendly way.

    • 2.
    • to associate cordially or intimately with natives of a conquered country, enemy troops, etc.
    • 1. socialize, mingle, mix, consort, hobnob.
  7. schism
    • noun
    • 1.
    • division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties.

    • 2.
    • the parties so formed.
  8. exonerate
    • verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
    • 1.
    • to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate: He was exonerated from the accusation of cheating.

    • 2.
    • to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.

    • 1. vindicate. See absolve. 2. release, discharge, free.
    • 1. blame.
  9. sedition
    • noun
    • 1.
    • incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.

    • 2.
    • any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.

    • 3.
    • Archaic. rebellious disorder.
    • 1. insurrection, mutiny. See treason.
  10. prognosticate
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.

    2.to foretoken; presage: birds prognosticating spring.
  11. austere
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding: an austere teacher.

    • 2.
    • rigorously self-disciplined and severely moral; ascetic; abstinent: the austere quality of life in the convent.

    • 3.
    • grave; sober; solemn; serious: an austere manner.

    • 4.
    • without excess, luxury, or ease; simple; limited; severe: an austere life.

    • 5.severely simple; without ornament: austere writing.
    • 4. luxurious, comfortable, lush; sybaritic.
  12. vehement
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • zealous; ardent; impassioned: a vehement defense; vehement enthusiasm.

    • 2.
    • characterized by rancor or anger; violent: vehement hostility.

    • 3.
    • strongly emotional; intense or passionate: vehement desire.

    • 4.marked by great energy or exertion; strenuous: vehement clapping.
    • 1. earnest, fervent, fervid. 2. burning, fiery.
    • 1, 2. dispassionate.
  13. ostentatious
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.

    • 2.(of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice: Lady Bountiful's ostentatious charity.
    • Synonyms 1. See grandiose.
  14. derisive
    adjective characterized by or expressing derision; contemptuous; mocking: derisive heckling.
  15. Strident
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.

    • 2.
    • having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.

    • 3.
    • Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.

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