AP ENGLISH VOCAB 106-120

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AP ENGLISH VOCAB 106-120
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  1. sanguine
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.

    • 2.
    • reddish; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.

    • 3.
    • (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc.

    • 4.
    • bloody; sanguinary.

    • 5.
    • blood-red; red.
    • 1. enthusiastic, buoyant, animated, lively, spirited.
    • 1. morose.
  2. corpulent
    • adjective
    • large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.
  3. pompous
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • characterized by an ostentatious display of dignity or importance: a pompous minor official.

    • 2.
    • ostentatiously lofty or high-flown: a pompous speech.

    • 3.
    • characterized by pomp, stately splendor, or magnificence.
    • 1. pretentious. 2. inflated, turgid, bombastic.
  4. facetious
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.

    • 2.
    • amusing; humorous.

    • 3.lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.
    • 2. See humorous.
  5. manifest
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain: a manifest error.

    2.Psychoanalysis. of or pertaining to conscious feelings, ideas, and impulses that contain repressed psychic material: the manifest content of a dream as opposed to the latent content that it conceals.

    • verb (used with object)
    • 3.
    • to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly: He manifested his approval with a hearty laugh.

    • 4.
    • to prove; put beyond doubt or question: The evidence manifests the guilt of the defendant.

    • 5.
    • to record in a ship's manifest.

    • 1. clear, distinct, unmistakable, patent, open, palpable, visible, conspicuous. 3. reveal, disclose, evince, evidence, demonstrate, declare, express. See display.
    • 1. obscure. 3. conceal.


  6. malady
    • 1.
    • any disorder or disease of the body, especially one that is chronic or deepseated.

    2.any undesirable or disordered condition: social maladies; a malady of the spirit.
  7. allude
    • verb (used without object), -lud·ed, -lud·ing.
    • 1.
    • to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion (usually followed by to): He often alluded to his poverty.

    2.to contain a casual or indirect reference (usually followed by to): The letter alludes to something now forgotten.
  8. grievance
    • noun
    • 1.
    • a wrong considered as grounds for complaint, or something believed to cause distress: Inequitable taxation is the chief grievance.

    • 2.a complaint or resentment, as against an unjust or unfair act: to have a grievance against someone.
    • Synonyms 1. affront, injustice, hurt, injury, distress.
  9. scintillate
    • verb (used without object)
    • 1.
    • to emit sparks.

    • 2.
    • to sparkle; flash: a mind that scintillates with brilliance.

    • 3.
    • to twinkle, as the stars.
  10. vitiate
    • verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
    • 1.
    • to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.

    • 2.
    • to impair or weaken the effectiveness of.

    • 3.
    • to debase; corrupt; pervert.

    4.to make legally defective or invalid; invalidate: to vitiate a claim.
  11. remonstrance
    • noun
    • 1.
    • an act or instance of saying or pleading in protest, objection, or disapproval.

    2.a protest: deaf to remonstrances.
  12. profligate
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.

    • 2.
    • recklessly prodigal or extravagant.
    • noun
    • 1.
    • A licentious, dissolute person.
    • Synonyms:
    • adj: wasteful, licentious
    • n: libertine
  13. nuance
    • noun, plural -anc·es
    • 1.
    • a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc.

    • 2.
    • a very slight difference or variation in color or tone.
  14. fortuitous
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • happening or produced by chance; accidental: a fortuitous encounter.

    • 2.
    • lucky; fortunate: a series of fortuitous events that advanced her career.
  15. fecund
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful: fecund parents; fecund farmland.

    2.very productive or creative intellectually: the fecund years of the Italian Renaissance.

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