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Jensons vocab

HPHS AP ENGLISH

TermDefinition
able-bodied fit, strong, and healthy; not physically disabled. "he was the only able-bodied man on the farm"
dehydrate cause (a person or a person's body) to lose a large amount of water. "his body temperature was high, and he had become dehydrated"
breach an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. "a breach of confidence"
efface erase (a mark) from a surface. "with time, the words are effaced by the frost and the rain"
antiquate make obsolete or old-fashioned
laudable (of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation. "laudable though the aim might be, the results have been criticized"
sear burn or scorch the surface of (something) with a sudden, intense heat. "the water got so hot that it seared our lips"
avert turn away (one's eyes or thoughts). "she averted her eyes during the more violent scenes" synonyms: turn aside, turn away
ebullient cheerful and full of energy. "she sounded ebullient and happy"
latent (of a quality or state) existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden; concealed. "discovering her latent talent for diplomacy"
baffle totally bewilder or perplex. "an unexplained occurrence that baffled everyone"
aboriginal (of human races, animals, and plants) inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists; indigenous.
junta a military or political group that rules a country after taking power by force.
bedlam a scene of uproar and confusion.
lurid very vivid in color, esp. so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect.
cranium the skull, esp. the part enclosing the brain.
encumber restrict or burden (someone or something) in such a way that free action or movement is difficult.
boisterous (of a person, event, or behavior) noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy.
somber dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy.
mediocre of only moderate quality; not very good
apparition a ghost or ghostlike image of a person.
meretricious apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity.
subvert undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
tense (esp. of a muscle or someone's body) stretched tight or rigid.
supple bending and moving easily and gracefully; flexible.
append add (something) as an attachment or supplement.
tiresom causing one to feel bored or annoyed.
bolster a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.
bewilder cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused.
bountiful large in quantity; abundant.
emulate match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
twinge a sudden, sharp localized pain.
mien a person's look or manner, esp. one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood.
niggardly not generous; stingy
unify make or become united, uniform, or whole.
cacophony a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.
offhand ungraciously or offensively nonchalant or cool in manner.
candid truthful and straightforward; frank.
fallacious based on a mistaken belief.
obstreperous noisy and difficult to control.
caustic able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action.
aggrandize increase the power, status, or wealth of.
pact a formal agreement between individuals or parties.
chagrin distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated.
Overthrow remove forcibly from power.
affluent (esp. of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
fervid intensely enthusiastic or passionate, esp. to an excessive degree.
pare trim (something) by cutting away its outer edges.
amorphous without a clearly defined shape or form.
fruition the point at which a plan or project is realized.
anarchy a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
colossus a statue that is much bigger than life size.
gesticulate use gestures, esp. dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words.
annals a record of events year by year.
giddy having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizzy.
cognizant having knowledge or being aware of.
concur be of the same opinion; agree.
hirsute hairy
annex a building joined to or associated with a main building, providing additional space or accommodations.
confer grant or bestow (a title, degree, benefit, or right).
hypocrisy the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.
archaic very old or old-fashioned.
connote (of a word) imply or suggest (an idea or feeling) in addition to the literal or primary meaning.
impede delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
peddle try to sell (something, esp. small goods) by going from house to house or place to place.
abscond leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft.
recede go or move back or further away from a previous position.
riddance the action of getting rid of a troublesome or unwanted person or thing.
contort twist or bend out of its normal shape.
imminent about to happen.
acme the point at which someone or something is best, perfect, or most successful.
query a question, esp. one addressed to an official or organization.
accommodate (of physical space, esp. a building) provide lodging or sufficient space for.
aggravate make (a problem, injury, or offense) worse or more serious.
cursory hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.
implausable not believable
reign hold royal office; rule as king or queen.
derision contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
juxtapose place or deal with close together for contrasting effect.
devout having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.
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