Flashcards in AP L&C Unit 1 Deck (19):
Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
The conquistador was not concerned with the Natives' will; he was too ACQUISITAVE.
To claim or take without right
The robbery concluded when the criminal left the bank after ARROGATING the currency.
Hackneyed, trite, commonplace
Don't go about the problem in a BANAL way; challenge yourself and figure out something new.
To work on excessively; to thrash soundly
Just draw a picture; don't BELABOR over every square inch you draw on the page.
(adj) Tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
(n) petty, nagging criticism
You annoy me because you are so CARPING about everything I do.
Holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
You should put Pam and Jim together because they are COHERENT and work as a team.
To change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
As you freeze water to make it ice, the particles CONGEAL in the freezer.
A formal expression of praise; a lavish tribute
Every year on 9/11, there is an ENCOMIUM on television for all that died on that dreadful day.
To avoid, shun, keep away from
Losing weight may be a result of exercising and eschewing junk food.
Relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
If you are going to say things that are not GERMANE to the discussion, then get out of the classroom.
(adj) So great or demanding as not to be satisfied
Rev up those friers; I have an insatiable appetite!
Refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
You have to be able to compromise to settle something with Tara because she is INTRANSIGENT.
Offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
The Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (H.I.B.) laws in New Jersey state that INVIDIOUS remarks will result in punishment.
Generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
I greatly respect celebrities with LARGESSE and philanthropy and celebrities who do not keep all their earnings to themselves.
A survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
In video games like Call of Duty, the player goes on a faux RECONNAISSANCE looking for enemy "soldiers".
To establish by evidence; prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
Let me SUBSTANTIATE that any talking in this class will result in detention; it happened to Nick!
Habitually silent or quiet; inclined to talk very little
If a class is full of a bunch of TACITURN, it might be boring as a result of no real discussion.
To stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
It is not a good idea to TEMPORIZE; rather, get your homework done on time.