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Glossary of AP Lit Vocab

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vacuity
emptiness
trenchant
Forceful, effective, and vigorous
eschew
To avoid
livery
stables, uniform for servants
parsimonious
sparing
droll
Amusingly odd or whimsically comical
poignant
Physically painful
elegy
A poem composed in elegiac couplets
denigrates
to put down
fiscal
Of or relating to government expenditures, revenues, and debt
enervation
weakness
pious
Having or exhibiting religious reverence; devotional
insular
keeping to oneself
altruistic
very charitable
epoch
A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.
paean
song of joyful praise or exultation

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