AP ENGLISH VOCAB 136-150

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AP ENGLISH VOCAB 136-150
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  1. mien
    • noun
    • air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a man of noble mien.
    • appearance, look; carriage.
  2. countenance
    • noun
    • 1.
    • appearance, especially the look or expression of the face: a sad countenance.

    • 2.
    • the face; visage.

    • 3.
    • calm facial expression; composure.

    • 4.
    • approval or favor; encouragement; moral support.

    • 5.
    • Obsolete . bearing; behavior.
  3. disdain
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.

    • 2.
    • to think unworthy of notice, response, etc.; consider beneath oneself: to disdain replying to an insult.

    • 1. contemn, spurn. 3. haughtiness, arrogance. See contempt.


    • 1. accept. 3. admiration.
  4. wry
    • adjective, wri·er, wri·est.
    • 1.
    • produced by a distortion or lopsidedness of the facial features: a wry grin.

    • 2.
    • abnormally bent or turned to one side; twisted; crooked: a wry mouth.

    • 3.
    • devious in course or purpose; misdirected.

    • 4.
    • contrary; perverse.

    • 5.
    • distorted or perverted, as in meaning.

    • 2. awry, askew.


    • 2. straight.
  5. feign
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of: to feign sickness.

    • 2.
    • to invent fictitiously or deceptively, as a story or an excuse.

    • 3.
    • to imitate deceptively: to feign another's voice.
    • Synonyms
    • 4. See pretend.
  6. curates
    • noun
    • 1.
    • Chiefly British . a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar.

    • 2.
    • any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest.


    • verb (used with object)
    • 3.
    • to serve as curator for: to curate an art exhibition.
  7. reverie
    • noun
    • 1.
    • a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing: lost in reverie.

    • 2.
    • a daydream.

    • 3.
    • a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea: reveries that will never come to fruition.

    • 4.
    • Music . an instrumental composition of a vague and dreamy character.
  8. nascent
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • beginning to exist or develop: the nascent republic.
  9. nonplused
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely.


    • noun
    • 2.
    • a state of utter perplexity.
  10. confound
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to perplex or amaze, especially by a sudden disturbance or surprise; bewilder; confuse: The complicated directions confounded him.

    • 2.
    • to throw into confusion or disorder: The revolution confounded the people.

    • 3.
    • to throw into increased confusion or disorder.

    • 4.
    • to treat or regard erroneously as identical; mix or associate by mistake: truth confounded with error.

    • 5.
    • to mingle so that the elements cannot be distinguished or separated.
    • 1. dumbfound, daze, nonplus, astound.

  11. gambol
    • verb (used without object)
    • 1.
    • to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.


    • noun
    • 2.
    • a skipping or frisking about; frolic.
  12. mutability
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • liable or subject to change or alteration.

    • 2.
    • given to changing; constantly changing; fickle or inconstant: the mutable ways of fortune.

    • 1. changeable, variable. 2. unstable, vacillating, unsettled, wavering, unsteady.


    • 2. stable.
  13. to quail
    • verb
    • to shrink back with fear; cower
  14. ethereal
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • light, airy, or tenuous: an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.

    • 2.
    • extremely delicate or refined: ethereal beauty.

    • 3.
    • heavenly or celestial: gone to his ethereal home.

    • 4.
    • of or pertaining to the upper regions of space.

    • 5.
    • Chemistry . pertaining to, containing, or resembling ethyl ether.
  15. pedantic
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • Characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others in one's learning.

    • 2.
    • overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.

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