AP Lang Vocab 420 cards

Tagged as: criminal justic, law, language

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affable

(adj) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to

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aggrandize

(v) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth, to build up or intensify; to make appear greater

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amorphous

(adj) shapeless, without definit form; of no particular type or character; without organication, unity, or cohesion

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aura

(n) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); distinctive air or personal quality

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contraband

(n) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj) illegal prohibited

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erudite

(adj) scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic

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gossamer

(adj) thin, light, delicate; (n) a very thin, light cloth

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infer

(n) to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply

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inscrutable

(adj) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically

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insular

(adj) relating to, characteristic of or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience

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irrevocable

(adj) incapable of being changed or called back

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propensity

(n) a natural inclination or predilection toward

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querulous

(adj) peevish, complaining, fretful

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remonstrate

(v) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to

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repudiate

(v) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of

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resilitent

(adj) able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly

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reverberate

(v) to re-echo, resound, to reflect or be reflected repeatedly

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scurrilous

(adj) coarsely abusive, vulgar, or law (especially in language), foul mouthed

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sedulous

(adj) persistent, showing industry and determination

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sleazy

(adj) thin or flimsy in texture, cheap, shuddy, or inferior in quality or character, ethically low, mean, or disreputable