AP English Vocabulary.txt

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AP English Vocabulary.txt
2010-12-10 03:57:24

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  1. abyss
    a deep or seemingly bottomless chasm
  2. adamant
    refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind
  3. affable
    friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to
  4. avarice
    extreme greed for wealth or material gain
  5. baleful
    threatening harm; menacing
  6. beguile
    charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in deceptive ways; trick (someone) into doing something
  7. benevolence
    well meaning and kindly
  8. boisterous
    (of a person, event, or behavior) noisy, energetic, and cheerful; roudy; (of wind, weather, or water) wild or stormy
  9. cant
    hypocritical and sanctimonious talk, typically of moral, religious, or political nature
  10. caustic
    sarcastic in a scathing and bitter way; expressive of such sarcasm
  11. celestial
    positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy
  12. congeal
    solidify or coagulate, esp. by cooling
  13. corroboration
    confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding)
  14. credulous
    having or showing too great a readiness to believe things
  15. deference
    humble submission and respect
  16. deft
    neatly skillful and quick in one's movements; demonstrating skill and cleaverness
  17. demur
    (v.) raise doubts or objections or slow reluctance; (n.) the action or process or objecting to or hesitating over something
  18. desolate
    deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness; feeling or showing misery, unhappiness, or loneliness
  19. despondency
    a state of low spirits caused by a loss of hope or courage
  20. destitution
    without the basic necessities of life
  21. diffuse
    spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people
  22. dirge
    a lament for the dead, esp. one formng part of a funeral rite; a mournful song, piece of music, or poem
  23. disdain
    (n.) the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt; (v.) consider to be unworthy of one's consideration; refuse or rejuct (something) out of feelings of pride or superiority
  24. elicit
    evoke or draw out (a response, answer, or fact) from someone in reaction to one's own actions or questions
  25. entreaty
    an earnest or humble request
  26. execrable
    extremely bad or unpleasant
  27. feint
    a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement, esp. in boxing or fencing; a mock attack or movement in warfare, made in order to distract or diceive an enemy
  28. ferocity
    the state or quality of being ferocious
  29. flaunt
    display something ostentatiously, esp. in order to provoke envy or admiration or to show defiance
  30. furrow
    a long trench made in the ground by a plow, esp. for planitng seeds or for irrigation
  31. grate
    (n.) the recess of a fireplace or furnance; a metal frame containing fuel in a fireplace or furnance
  32. gratis
    without charge; free
  33. hideous
    ugly or disgusting to look at; extremely unpleasant
  34. illustrious
    well known, respected, and admired for past achievements
  35. incessant
    (of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption
  36. indignation
    anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment
  37. infamous
    well known for some bad quality or deed; wicked; (of a person) deprived of all or some citizens' rights as a consequence of conviction for a serious crime
  38. infernal
    of, relating to, or characteristic of hell or the underworld
  39. intercede
    intervene on behalf of another
  40. irresolute
    showing or feeling hesitancy; uncertain
  41. latent
    (of a quality or state) existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden; concealed
  42. loathe
    feel intense dislike or disgust for
  43. loiter
    stand or wait around idly or without aparent purpose
  44. lustrous
    having luster; shining
  45. malady
    a disease or ailment
  46. melancholy
    (n.) a deep, pensive, and long-lasting sadness; (adj.) sad, gloomy, or depressed
  47. menagerie
    a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition
  48. mirth
    amusement, esp. as expressed in laughter
  49. misanthrope
    a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society
  50. morose
    sullen and ill-tempered
  51. munificent
    (of a gift or sum of money) larger or more generous than is usual or necessary
  52. obscure
    not discovered or known about; uncertain
  53. odious
    extremely unpleasant; repulsive
  54. officious
    assertive of authority in an annoying domineering way, esp. with regard to petty or trivial matters
  55. ominous
    givign the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threating; inauspicious
  56. opaque
    not able to be seen through; not transparent
  57. opulence
    ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish
  58. palpable
    able to be touched or felt; (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to be amost touched or felt
  59. peal
    a loud ringing of bells or bells
  60. pedestrian (adj.)
    lacking inspiration or excitement; dull
  61. penitent
    feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant
  62. pillage
    rob (a place) using violence, esp. in wartime
  63. plaintive
    sounding sad and mournful
  64. ponderous
    slow and clumsy because of great weight
  65. portly
    (esp. of a man) having a stout body; somewhat fat; of a stately or dignified appearance and manner
  66. precept
    a generl rule intended to regulate behavior or thought; a writ or warrant
  67. prodigious
    remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree
  68. profundity
    deep insight; great depth of knowledge or thought
  69. propriety
    the state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals
  70. prostration
    lying streched out on the ground with one's face downward
  71. protrusion
    something extending beyond or above a surface
  72. quake
    (of a person) shake or shudder with fear
  73. reconcile
    restore friendly relations between; make someone accept
  74. refuge
    a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble
  75. replete
    filled or well-supplied with something; very full of or sated by food
  76. repulse
    fail to welcome (friendly advances or the person making them); rebuff
  77. revere
    feel deep respect or admiration for (something)
  78. savory
    a characteristic taste, flavor, or smell, esp. a pleasant one; a suggestion or trace, esp. of something bad
  79. scale
    an instrument for weighing; the relative size or extent of something
  80. scanty
    small or insufficient in quantity or amount
  81. seethe
    (of a liquid) bubble up as a result of being boiled
  82. sordid
    involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt
  83. supplication
    ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly
  84. surplus
    more than what is needed or used; excess
  85. tacit
    understood or implied without being stated
  86. tarry
    of, like, or covered with tar
  87. tart
    sharp or acid in taste
  88. terrestrial
    of, on, or relating to the earth
  89. transparent
    allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen; easy to perceive or detect
  90. trifling
    unimportant or trivial
  91. trivia
    details, considerations, or pieces of information of little importance or value
  92. uproarious
    characterized by or provoking loud noise or uproar
  93. venerate
    regard with great respect; revere
  94. wanton
    deliberate and unprovoked (cruel or violent action); sexually immodest or promiscuous
  95. warranted
    justify or necessitate; officially affirm or guarantee