Vocab Terms 151 - 180

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Vocab Terms 151 - 180
2011-03-20 19:25:18
English Vocabulary

AP Vocabulary Terms
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  1. anonymous
    without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like
  2. cognomen
    a surname
  3. denomination
    a religious group, usually including many local churches
  4. homonym
    a word the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning
  5. ignominy
    disgrace; dishonor; public contempt
  6. metonymy
    a figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted for another
  7. misnomer
    an error in naming a person or thing
  8. nomenclature
    the names or terms comprising a set or system
  9. nominal
    being such in name only; so-called; putative
  10. renown
    widespread and high repute; fame
  11. convival
    friendly; agreeable
  12. ebullience
    high spirits; exhilaration; exuberance
  13. felicitous
    well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression
  14. irascible
    easily provoked to anger; very irritable
  15. placid
    pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil
  16. querulous
    full of complaints; complaining
  17. sardonic
    characterized by bitter or scornful derision
  18. surly
    churlishly rude or bad-tempered
  19. truculent
    fierce; cruel; savagely brutal
  20. unctuous
    characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor
  21. audacious
    extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless
  22. contumacy
    stubborn perverseness or rebelliousness
  23. dour
    sullen; gloomy
  24. éclat
    brilliance of success, reputation
  25. indefatigable
    incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring
  26. irresolute
    not resolute; doubtful; infirm of purpose; vacillating
  27. obdurate
    unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding
  28. obsequious
    characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference
  29. pertinacity
    the quality of being pertinacious; persistence
  30. stoic
    one who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain