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Unit 1 English AP Vocab


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(n) 1: obsolete; proof 2: an act of approving formally or officially; commendation, praise
(v) 1: to lessen the intensity of (something that pains or distresses);ease 2: pacify, quiet 3: to put an end to by satisfying; appease, quench
(n) 1: the act of coalescing; union; a body formed by the coalescing of originally distinct elements; combination 2: a temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action
(n) 1: the process of becoming decadent; the quality or state of being decadent 2: a period of decline
(v) 1: to draw forth or bring out (something latent or potential) 2: to call forth or draw out (as information or a response)
(v) to reason earnestly with a person for purposes of dissuasion or remonstrance; to reason earnestly with a person for purposes of disscusion or protest
(adj) lacking in freshness or originality
(n) 1: a break in or as if in a material object; gap; a gap or passage in an anatomical part or organ 2: an interruption in time or continuity; break; especially a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted; the occurrence of two vowel sounds without pause or intervening consonantal sound
(n) 1: an oblique allusion; hint, insinuation; especially a veiled or equivocal reflection on character or reputation; the use of such allusions 2: a parenthetical explanation introduced into the text of a legal document
(v) to intervene between parties with a view to reconciling differences; mediate
(adj) 1: fatigued by overwork; exhausted 2: made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by surfeit
(adj) 1: causing horror or revulsion; gruesome; melodramatic, sensational; also shocking 2: wan and ghastly pale in appearance; of any of several light or medium grayish colors ranging in hue from yellow to orange 3: shining with the red glow of fire seen through smoke or cloud
(adj) deserving of honor or esteem
(adj) 1: insolent or rude in speech or behavior 2: characterized by temporary or capricious ill humor; peevish
(n) 1: an exclusive or special right, power, or privilege as (1): one belonging to an office or an official body (2): one belonging to a person, group, or class of individuals (3): one possessed by a nation as an attribute of sovereignty; the discretionary power inhering in the British Crown 2: a distinctive excellence
(adj) 1: the superior of a province of a Roman Catholic religious order 2: one living in or coming from a province 3: a person of local or restricted interests or outlook; a person lacking urban polish or refinement
(v) 1: to excite to activity or growth or to greater activity; animate, arouse 2 to function as a physiological stimulus to; to arouse or affect by a stimulant (as a drug) intransitive verb; to act as a stimulant or stimulus
(v) 1: to rise above or go beyond the limits of; to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of; overcome; to be prior to, beyond, and above (the universe or material existence) 2: to outstrip or outdo in some attribute, quality, or power; to rise above or extend notably beyond ordinary limits
(n) 1: shade, shadow 2: shady branches; foliage 3: an indistinct indication; vague suggestion; hint; a reason for doubt; suspicion 4: a feeling of pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult
(adj) 1 fatty, oily; smooth and greasy in texture or appearance 2: plastic 3: full of unction; especially revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality

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