Lesson 2

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Lesson 2
2011-08-27 21:19:49
AP Lang Comp

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  1. antithesis
    a direct opposite, contrast
  2. ascend
    to move upward, to rise form a lower station
  3. austere
    strict, stern; unadorned, ascetic
  4. autonomous
    independent, self-contatined
  5. banal
    common, ordinary, lacking freshness, hackneyed
  6. benign
    not causing harm, of gentle dispostition, beneficial
  7. capricious
    changing suddenly, fickle
  8. dawdle
    to waste time, to spend time idly, to move in a lackadaisical manner
  9. defamation
    act of harming or ruining another person's reputation
  10. esoteric
    understood only by a small group or a select few
  11. exacerbate
    to aggravate, to irritate, to vex
  12. extol
    to praise, to glorify
  13. fastidious
    reflecting a meticulous or demanding attitude, critical to an extreme
  14. furtive
    secret in an underhanded way, stealthy
  15. gregarious
    sociable and outgoing
  16. hypocrite
    one who is insincere or deceitful
  17. innate
    existing from bith, inborn
  18. lethargic
    sluggish, languid
  19. melancholy
    depression of spirits
  20. opaque
    not allowing the passage of ligh, not transparent; hard to understand
  21. prolific
    abundantly fruitful, makred by great productivity
  22. reprove
    to scold or to rebuke for a misdeed usually with kindly intnet
  23. symmetry
    balanced proportions
  24. tranquil
    peaceful, calm
  25. venerate
    to honor, to rever