AP Lang Vocab 620 cards

Tagged as: act, criminal justic, law

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anomalous

(adj) abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

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aspersion

(n) a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defacing

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bizarre

(adj) extremely strange; unusual, atypical

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brusque

(adj) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

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cajole

(v) to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises

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castigate

(v) to punish severely; to criticize severely

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contrive

(v) to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan

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demagogue

(n) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

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disabuse

(v) to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking

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ennui

(n) weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom

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fetter

(n) a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural); anthing that confines or restrains; (v) to chain or shackle, to render helpless or impotent

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heinous

very wicked, offensive, hateful

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immutable

(adj) not subject to change, constant

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insurgent

(n) one who rebels or rises against authority (adj) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on

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megalomania

(n) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, ect. far in excess of reality

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sinecure

(n) a position requiring little or no work; an easy job

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surreptitious

(ajd) stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud

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transgress

(v) to go beyond a limit of boundary; to sin, violate a law

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transmute

(v) to change from one nature, substance, or form to another

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vicarious

(adj) performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another