AP Vocab 121 - 150

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AP Vocab 121 - 150
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  1. append
    verb fix to; attach; add to the very end; state or say further
  2. dispense
    verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption; give or apply
  3. expendable
    adj. suitable to be expended or used
  4. expenditure
    noun the act of consuming something; the act of spending money for goods or services; money paid out
  5. impend
    verb be imminent or about to happen
  6. pending
    adj. awaiting conclusion or confirmation
  7. perpendicular
    adj. extremely steep; intersecting at or forming right angles; at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; noun an extremely steep face; a straight line at right angles to another line
  8. preponderance
    noun exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight; a superiority in numbers or amount; superiority in power or influence
  9. recompense
    noun the act of compensating for service or loss or injury; payment or reward (as for service rendered); verb make payment to; compensate; make amends for; pay compensation for
  10. suspension
    noun a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc); the act of hanging something from above so it moves freely; an interruption in the intensity or amount of something; a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  11. eulogy
    noun a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently; a formal expression of praise
  12. exalt
    verb raise in rank, character, or status; praise, glorify, or honor; fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (sure…); heighten or intensify
  13. exhort
    verb force or impel in an indicated direction; urge on or encourage especially by shouts
  14. expatriate
    noun voluntarily absent from home or country; verb move away from one's native country and adopt a new residence abroad; expel from a country
  15. garrulous
    adj. full of trivial conversation
  16. gist
    noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  17. histrionic
    adj. characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected (or just really, really melodramatic)
  18. laconic
    adj. brief and to the point; effectively cut short
  19. peremptory
    adj. putting an end to all debate or action; not allowing contradiction or refusal; offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
  20. polemic
    adj. of or involving dispute or controversy; noun a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma); a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
  21. consecrate
    adj. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; verb render holy by means of religious rites; dedicate to a deity by a vow; give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; appoint to a clerical posts
  22. credo
    noun any system of principles or beliefs
  23. desecrate
    verb remove the consecration from a person or an object; violate the sacred character of a place or language
  24. laudable
    adj. worthy of high praise (LIKE ME!...just kidding :))
  25. pious
    adj. having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; devoutly religious
  26. sacreligious
    adj. grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
  27. sanctimony
    noun the quality of being hypocritically devout
  28. sanctity
    noun the quality of being holy
  29. supplicate
    verb ask humbly (for something); ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; make a humble, earnest petition (can I PLEASE have a cookie??)
  30. venerate
    verb regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

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