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AP Lit
2013-02-24 23:39:35

AP lit vocab words
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  1. accusing
    blame; to find fault with
  2. admonitory
    warning; to advise to do or against doing something.
  3. anxious
    full of mental distress; greatly worried
  4. apprehensive
    uneasy or fearful about something that might happen.
  5. arrogant
    a sense of superiority, self importance
  6. ashamed
    distressed or embarrassed by feelings of guilt.
  7. bantering
    to speak or tease lightly or jokingly.
  8. bitter
    having a harsh taste; distressful; stinging
  9. chagrined
    to vex by disappointment or humiliation.
  10. concerned
    interested or affected
  11. condemnatory
    expressing strong disapporval
  12. condescending
    to stoop to do somthing
  13. contemptuous
    showing or feeling contempt; disdain
  14. critical
    containing or making severe or negative judgments
  15. cynical
    bitterly distrustful; pessimistic
  16. depressed
    sad and gloomy
  17. derisive
    mocking; scornful
  18. despairing
    loss of hope; hopelessness
  19. disconcerted
    disturbed; confused  by something unexpected
  20. disdainful
    full of hate
  21. disgusted
    to cause loathing or nausea
  22. disturbed
    agitated or distressed
  23. exacerbated
    to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of ; aggravate.
  24. exasperated
    annoy extremely
  25. facetious
    amusing; humorous
  26. fearful
    afraid; timid
  27. flippant
    lacking in seriousness
  28. foreboding
    a prediction;  future misfortune
  29. furious
    full of fury, violent passion, or rage
  30. gloomy
    dark, dim; sad
  31. hopeless
  32. humorless
    not funny
  33. incendiary
    a person who deliberately sets fire to buildings or other property
  34. incensed
    any pleasant perfume or fragrance.
  35. indignant
    expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust
  36. inflammatory
    tending to arouse anger
  37. insolent
    rude; disrespectful
  38. irate
    angry; enraged
  39. irreverent
    lacking respect
  40. irritated
    angered; annoyed
  41. livid
    furiously angry
  42. manipulative
    attempting to influence the behavior or emotions of others for one’s own purposes
  43. melancholic
    a person who suffers from melancholia; gloomy
  44. mock-serious
    of a pretended serious look or act
  45. mournful
    feeling or expressing sorrow or grief
  46. offensive
    unpleasant or disagreeable to the sense
  47. ominous
    portending evil or harm
  48. outraged
    an act of violence
  49. patronizing
    displaying of an offensively condescending manner
  50. pompous
    characterized by a good display of dignity or importance
  51. resentful
    Feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly
  52. resigned
    give up
  53. sardonic
    • Grimly mocking or cynical.
    • sarcastic
  54. satiric
    exposing human folly to ridicule
  55. scathing
    severely critical
  56. scornful
    Feeling or expressing contempt
  57. sober
    not drunk
  58. solemn
    serious; not smiling
  59. somber
    dark; gloomy
  60. staid
    respectable; serious
  61. taunting
    Provoke or challenge (someone) with insulting remarks
  62. teasing
    Make fun of or attempt to provoke (a person or animal) in a playful way
  63. threatening
    Having a hostile or deliberately frightening quality or manner.
  64. urgent
    Requiring immediate action or attention.
  65. vexed
    Annoyed, frustrated, or worried.
  66. wrathful
    full of intense anger
  67. didactic
    Intended to teach; instructive
  68. placid
    Not easily upset or excited.
  69. reminiscent
    Tending to remind one of something.
  70. pedantic
    overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.
  71. erudite
    Having or showing great knowledge or learning
  72. lighthearted
    cheerful, carefree
  73. loving
    Feeling or showing love or great care.; kind
  74. merry
    Cheerful and lively
  75. mirthful
    full of or showing high-spirited merriment
  76. nostalgic
    unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons
  77. optimistic
    Hopeful and confident about the future.
  78. passionate
    Showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief
  79. playful
  80. proud
    Feeling or showing pride:
  81. sanguine
    Cheerfully optimistic.
  82. sentimental
    Of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness
  83. sympathetic
    feeling sad for someone else's misfortune
  84. tickled
    ightly touch or prod (a person or a part of the body) in a way that causes itching and often laughter:
  85. whimsical
    Playfully quaint or fanciful
  86. wistful
    Having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing
  87. witty
    Showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor