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Glossary of 11 AP Vocabulary - List 01

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august
adj - noble; imposing
contrite
adj - sorry for something one has done
contrition
noun - remorse
curmudgeon
noun - a bad-tempered or mean person
despondent
adj - sad; dejected; in low spirits
ensconce
verb - to hide safely
desultory
adj - jumping from one thing to another with no plan, purpose or logical connection
hegemony
noun - authority or control, especially of one state over another within a confederation
supercilious
adj 1 arrogantly disdainful or contemptuous. 2 self-importantly judgemental
nemesis
noun - 1 retribution or just punishment. 2 something that brings this
putative
adj - supposed; assumed
prognosticate
verb - to foretell
puerile
adj - childish; silly; immature
splenetic
adj - bad-tempered; spiteful
stultify
verb - 1 to make someone or something appear absurd, foolish, contradictory, etc. 2 to cause something to be useless, worthless, futile, etc. 3 to dull the mind of someone, eg with tedious tasks
vapid
adj - dull; uninteresting; insipid
wrest
verb - 1 to turn or twist something. 2 to pull or wrench something away, especially from someone else's grasp or possession. 3 to extract (a statement or promise, etc) with force or difficulty
zeitgeist
noun - the spirit of the age; the attitudes or viewpoint of a specific period

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