Flashcards in AP L&C Unit 10 Deck (20):
with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval
to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value
gentle, kind, forgiving, understanding; having a favorable beneficial effect; not malignant
(v) to find in a petty way, carp
(n) a trivial objection or criticism
Don't find a whole bunch of unnecessary CAVILS against me when I am just trying my best.
one who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, impostor, or quack
There is a cast difference between real intellectuals and CHARLATANS.
to kill or destroy a large part of
People use pesticides to DECIMATE pests in gardens.
a weak point, failing, minor flaw
Even though I may have FOIBLES in my personality, so does everyone else.
to do without, abstain from, give up
A: indulge in
It is best to FORGO relationships with people who you do not feel right around.
full of or loaded with: accompanied by
S: charged with
That metal rod is FRAUGHT with rust.
to toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure
The most hardened prisoners are INURED to prison's conditions.
emitting or reflecting light, glowing; illuminating
The LUMINOUS lamp shone in the night.
marked by slavish attentiveness; excessively submissive, often for purely self-interested reasons
Nina was OBSEQUIOUS to her garden and it grew amazingly.
blunt, not coming to a point; slow or dull in understanding; measuring between 90 and 180 degrees; not causing a sharp impression
If an angle is not acute or right and it is under 180 degrees, it was OBTUSE.
to swing back and forth with a steady rhythm; to fluctuate or waver
The fan OSCILLATES back and forth, spreading the air.
(adj) regretful for one's sins or mistakes
(n) one who is sorry for wrongdoing
Shane is PENITENT for the acts of wrongdoing that he has committed.
having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denial, or refusal; offensively self-assured, dictational; determined, resolute
It is PEREMPTORY that there will be homework tonight; don't doubt it.
(v) to snub; to repel, drive away
(n) a curt rejection, a check
Horrible behavior will REBUFF potential friends.
to engage in reconnaissance; to make a preliminary inspection
I must RECONNOITER the camp before I choose to stay for a night.
a slaughterhouse; a place of mass bloodshed; a state of complete disorder and confusion, mess
The Holocaust resulted in hundreds of SHAMBLES in which Jews were massacred.