AP Lit Unit 2 Vocabulary

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  1. Desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager. A(n) ____ reader.
    Avid
  2. A legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; of or relating to the halcyon, calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent. _______ days.
    Halcyon
  3. Straying or wandering from a straight or direct course, roundabout; done or acting in a shify or underhanded way. _______ methods.
    Devious
  4. To approach and speak to first. Not afraid to ______ a stranger.
    Accost
  5. Deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires, tending to stir up strife or rebellion, one who deliberately starts fires; one who causes strife. A(n) __________ bomb.
    Incendiary
  6. A comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval. The _____________ of the critics.
    Animadversion
  7. A solemn agreement. A(n) ________ like the Mayflower Compact.
    Covenant
  8. In chess, an opening move that involves the risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type. A popular cocktail-party ______.
    Gambit
  9. Having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink. ________ water.
    Brackish
  10. Pertaining to actors and their techniques, theatrical, artificial, melodramatic. A(n) __________ speech.
    Histrionic
  11. Swiftness, rapidity of motion or action. Responded with surprising ________.
    Celerity
  12. Asking humbly and earnestly; one who makes a request humbly and earnestly. Not as a conqueror but as a(n) _________.
    Suppliant
  13. To put forward, offer, suggest for consideration, to set forth. _______ a startling new hypothesis.
    Propound
  14. The state of being proper, appropriateness, standards of what is proper or socially acceptable. Question the _________ of the request.
    Propriety
  15. Open, not hidden, expressed or veleaed in a way that is easily recognized. A(n) _____ threat to our security.
    Overt
  16. To move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form. Writhe and ________ to the sound of the music.
    Undulate
  17. Improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred. Commit _________.
    Sacrilege
  18. An object that seves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers. Rabbit's feet and other ________.
    Talisman
  19. Nearsighted, lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation, lacking foresight or discernment. A(n) ______ foreign policy.
    Myopic
  20. Without delay or formality, briefly, concisely. _________ ousted from office.
    Summarily
  21. Tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement. A(n) __________ expression.
    Pejorative
  22. A whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction. Caught in the _________ of revolution.
    Maelstrom

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