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Glossary of 11 AP Vocabulary - List 04

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canard
noun - a false report or piece of news; a rumour, hoax, etc.
eclat
noun - 1 striking effect; showy splendour. 2 splendid success; distinction. 3 applause; praise
elan
noun - impressive and energetic style
gallivant
verb - to go out looking for entertainment or amusement
histrionics
noun - theatrical or dramatic behaviour expressing excessive emotion and insincerity
jingoism
noun - over-enthusiastic or aggressive patriotism
lassitude
noun - a feeling of physical or mental tiredness; a lack of energy and enthusiasm
littoral
adj - on or near the shore of a sea or lake
mores
plural noun - social customs that reflect the basic moral and social values of a particular society
obfuscate
verb - 1 to darken or obscure something. 2 to obscure something or make it difficult to understand. 3 to bewilder or confuse someone
redolent
adj - 1 fragrant. 2 (usually redolent of or with something) a smelling strongly of it; b strongly suggestive or reminiscent of it
sapient
adj - having or showing good judgement; wise
specious
adj - superficially or apparently convincing, sound or just, but really false, flawed or lacking in sincerity
turgid
adj - 1 swollen; inflated or distended. 2 said of language: sounding important but meaning very little; pompous
vixen
noun - 1 a female fox. 2 a fierce or spiteful woman

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