AP Lang Ch16+17 Flashcards


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inexorable adjective

not capable of being influenced or prevented; relentless; unstoppable

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parochial adjective

restricted to a narrow scope or outlook; narrow-minded

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satirical adjective

attacking human vice or foolishness through irony or wit

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enervate verb

to weaken; rob of strength or energy

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irrefutable adjective

impossible to disprove

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pique noun

a feeling of resentment or anger because of wounded pride

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buoyant adjective

able to float or rise

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partisan adjective

strongly supporting a specific party, cause, or person

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marred verb

made less perfect through injury or damage

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incorrigible adjective

uncontrollable; unmanageable; not capable of being corrected or reformed

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capitulate verb

to give in

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reverent adjective

feeling or expressing respect or awe

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prestigious adjective

having a honored name or reputation; having prestige

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stupor noun

a state of mental numbness; a daze

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sycophant noun

a person who tries to win favor through flattery

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zany adjective

wildly silly or comical

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urbane adjective

smooth in manner; elegant; polished; suave

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premonition noun

a feeling that something bad is going to happen

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egregious adjective

highly noticeable in a negative way; conspicuosly bad

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cajole verb

to persuade with flattery; to sweet- talk