AP Lang List 1

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AP Lang List 1
2012-12-19 17:25:21
vocab words

words and definitions
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  1. approbation
    the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval
  2. assuage
    to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
  3. coalition
    a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
  4. decadence
    decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
  5. elicit
    to draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person)
  6. expostulate
    to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
  7. hackneyed
    used so often as to lack freshness or originality
  8. hiatus
    a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
  9. innuendo
    a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory manner)
  10. intercede
    to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
  11. jaded
    wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
  12. lurid
    causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
  13. meritorious
    worthy, deserving recognition and praise
  14. petulant
    peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset
  15. prerogative
    a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence
  16. provincial
    pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward
  17. simulate
    to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
  18. transcend
    to rise above or beyond, exceed
  19. umbrage
    shade cast by trees; an overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment
  20. unctuous
    excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; pliable