Vocab Terms 181 - 210

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Vocab Terms 181 - 210
2011-04-20 19:59:13
English Language Vocabulary

AP Vocabulary Terms
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  1. benediction
    noun a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection; the act of praying for divine protection
  2. colloquium
    noun an address to an academic meeting or seminar; an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting
  3. edict
    noun a formal or authoritative proclamation; a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
  4. elocution
    noun an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture
  5. grandiloquence
    noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
  6. indict
    verb accuse formally of a crime
  7. interdict
    noun a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity; an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district; verb destroy by firepower, such as an enemy's line of communication; command against
  8. interlocutor
    noun a person who takes part in a conversation; the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
  9. loquacious
    adj. full of trivial conversation
  10. soliloquy
    noun a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections; speech you make to yourself
  11. deleterious
    adj. harmful to living things
  12. despoil
    verb destroy and strip of its possession; steal goods; take as spoils
  13. effectual
    adj. producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; having legal efficacy or force
  14. jettison
    verb throw as from an airplane; throw away, of something encumbering
  15. obviate
    verb do away with; prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
  16. pinnacle
    noun (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower; a lofty peak; the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; verb raise on or as if on a pinnacle; surmount with a pinnacle
  17. raze
    verb tear down so as to make flat with the ground
  18. stultify
    verb cause to appear foolish; prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
  19. surmount
    verb be on top of; be or do something to a greater degree; get on top of; deal with successfully; reach the highest point of
  20. wrest
    verb obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
  21. avarice
    noun reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins); extreme greed for material wealth
  22. insatiable
    adj. impossible to satisfy
  23. inundate
    verb fill or cover completely, usually with water; fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid
  24. myriad
    adj. too numerous to be counted; noun a large indefinite number
  25. parsimony
    noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily; extreme stinginess
  26. prodigal
    adj. marked by rash extravagance; very generous; recklessly wasteful; noun a recklessly extravagant consumer
  27. replete
    adj. (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated; filled to satisfaction with food or drink; verb fill to satisfaction
  28. surfeit
    noun the state of being more than full; eating until excessively full; the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall; verb indulge (one's appetite) to satiety; supply or feed to surfeit
  29. tumult
    noun violent agitation; a state of commotion and noise and confusion; the act of making a noisy disturbance
  30. voluminous
    adj. large in volume or bulk; large in number or quantity (especially of discourse); marked by repeated turns and bends