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Glossary of 11 AP Vocabulary - List 07

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acumen
noun - the ability to judge quickly and well; keen insight
arcane
adj - mysterious, secret or obscure
beatific
adj - expressing or revealing supreme peaceful happiness
bereft
adj - (usually bereft of something) deprived of it; having had something precious taken away
blandishment
noun - flattery intended to persuade
embellish
verb - 1 to make (a story, etc) more interesting by adding details which may not be true. 2 to beautify something with decoration
expiate
verb - to make amends for (a wrong)
impecunious
adj - having little or no money; poor; penniless
lapidary
adj - 1 relating to stones. 2 engraved on stone. 3 said of a writing style: concise and to the point, in the way that an inscription on a monument has to be
maelstrom
noun - a place or state of uncontrollable confusion or destructive forces, especially one to which someone or something is inevitably drawn
mundane
adj - ordinary; dull; everyday
palliative
adj - having the effect of alleviating or reducing pain
podium
noun - a small platform for a public speaker, orchestra conductor
preclude
verb - to rule out or eliminate something or make it impossible
raucous
adj - said of a sound, especially a voice, shout, etc: hoarse; harsh
sartorial
adj - referring or relating to a tailor, tailoring or clothes in general

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