AP Lit. Final

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AP Lit. Final
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  1. (n.) the male sheep  that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends
    Bellwether
  2. (adj.) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or axhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
    Effete
  3. (adj.) offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious
    Noisome
  4. (n.) a convert; a disciple
    Proselyte
  5. (n.) good-humored ridicule; teasing
    Raillery
  6. (adj.) lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic
    Supine
  7. (n.) a short description or sketch; a picture or illustration with edges that gradually shade off; a decorative design on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter
    Vignette
  8. (n.) protection; patronage; sponsership
    Aegis
  9. (n.) a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance; enthusiastic or fawning admirers; an opera hat
    Claque
  10. (adj.) charitable; dependent upon or supported by charity derived from or provided by charity
    Eleemosynary
  11. (n.) a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject; a compendium
    Lexicon
  12. (v.) to darken or obscure; to confuse or bewilder
    Obfuscate
  13. (n.) the range, extent, or scope of something; in law, the scope or limit of what is provided in a statute
    Purview
  14. (n.) the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probable
    Verisimilitude
  15. (v.) to remove material considered offensive (from a book, play, film, etc.)
    Bowdlerize
  16. (n.) a person's strong point; what a person does best
    Forte
  17. (n.) the universe considered as a whole; the entire complex structure
    Macrocosm
  18. (n.) lighthearted joking, talk, or writing
    Persiflage
  19. (adj.) concerned with practical considerations or values; dealing with actions and results rather than with abstract theory; stiff in one's opinions
    Pragmatic
  20. (n.) inordinate greed;the disposition to obtain one's desires by force, extortion, or plunder
    Rapacity
  21. (n.) a brilliant performer; a person with masterly skill or technique; (adj.) masterly or brilliant
    Virtuoso
  22. (n.) valor or heroism; daring deeds or exploits (often used to poke fun at false heroics)
    Derring-do
  23. (n.) a potion once thought capable of curing all ills and maintaning life indefinitely; a panacea; a sweet liquid used as a vehicle in medicines
    Elixir
  24. (adj.) not expressible in words; too great or too sacred to be uttered
    Ineffable
  25. (adj.) relation to or designed to assist the memory; (n.) a device to aid the memory
    Mnemonic
  26. (adj.) pertaining to laughter; able or inclined to laugh; laughable
    Risible
  27. (n.) foolish talk, ideas, or procedures; nonsense; a trifle
    Folderol
  28. (n.) an about-face; a complete reversal
    Volte-face
  29. (n.) an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan
    Aficionado
  30. (adj.) very sheer ande light; almost completely transparent
    Diaphanous
  31. (n.) a type, class, or variety, especially a distinction category of literary composition; a style of painting in which everyday scenes are realistically depicted
    Genre
  32. (v.) to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison
    Immure
  33. (n.) funeral rites or ceremonies
    Obsequies
  34. (n.) a character in a novel or play; the outward character or role that a person assumes
    Persona
  35. (adj.) of or pertaining to the entire body; relating to a system or systems
    Systematic
  36. (v.) to spread news, reports, or unsubstantiated rumors
    Bruit
  37. (v.) to weaken, debase, or corrupt; to impair the quality or value of
    Vitiate
  38. (adj.) Characterized by riotous or unrestrained revelry or licentiousness
    Saturnalian
  39. (v.) to settle comfortably and firmly in position; to put or hide in a safe place
    Ensconce
  40. (adv.) in or into the middle of a plot; into the middle of things
    In medias res
  41. (v.) to change or vary the intensity or pitch; to temper or soften; to regulate, adjust
    Modulate
  42. (adj.) mutually destructive; characterized by great slaughter and bloodshed
    Internecine
  43. (n.) full freedom or authority to act at one's own discretion
    Carte blanche
  44. (v.) to jump of skip about playfully
    Gambol
  45. (n.) a malicious satire; (v.) to satirize, ridicule
    Lampoon
  46. (adj.) lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements; such a person
    Philistine
  47. (n.) the ability to say and do the right thing in any situation; social competence
    Savoir-faire
  48. (n.) dazzling or conspicuous success or acclaim; great brilliance (of performance or achievement)
    Eclat

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