AP ENGLISH VOCAB 151-165

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AP ENGLISH VOCAB 151-165
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  1. Pernicious
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie.

    • 2.
    • deadly; fatal: a pernicious disease.

    • 3.
    • Obsolete . evil; wicked.
  2. Fatuous
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.

    • 2.
    • unreal; illusory.
  3. Writhe
    • noun
    • verb (used without object)
    • 1.
    • to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.

    • 2.
    • to shrink mentally, as in acute discomfort.
  4. Incredulous
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical.

    • 2.
    • indicating or showing unbelief: an incredulous smile.
  5. Furtive
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret: a furtive glance.

    • 2.
    • sly; shifty: a furtive manner.
  6. Interminable
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • incapable of being terminated; unending: an interminable job.

    • 2.
    • monotonously or annoyingly protracted or continued; unceasing; incessant: I can't stand that interminable clatter.

    • 3.
    • having no limits: an interminable desert.
  7. Obliquely
    • adverb
    • in a slanting or sloping manner or direction.
  8. Acute
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute sorrow; an acute pain.

    • 2.
    • extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: an acute shortage of oil.

    • 3.
    • (of disease) brief and severe ( opposed to chronic).

    • 4.
    • sharp or penetrating in intellect, insight, or perception: an acute observer.

    • 5.
    • extremely sensitive even to slight details or impressions: acute eyesight.
  9. Obtuse
    • adjective
    • 1.
    • not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull.

    • 2.
    • not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form.

    • 3.
    • (of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity.

    • 4.
    • indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sound.
  10. Febrile
    • adjective
    • pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish.
  11. Labyrinth
    • noun
    • 1.
    • an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit.

    • 2.
    • a maze of paths bordered by high hedges, as in a park or garden, for the amusement of those who search for a way out.
  12. Obfuscate
    • verb (used with object), -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
    • 1.
    • to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.

    • 2.
    • to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.

    • 3.
    • to darken.
  13. Primeval
    • adjective
    • of or pertaining to the first age or ages, especially of the world: primeval forms of life.
  14. Salubrious
    • adjective
    • favorable to or promoting health; healthful: salubrious air.
  15. Beseech
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1.
    • to implore urgently: They besought him to go at once.

    • 2.
    • to beg eagerly for; solicit.

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