Flashcards in AP L&C Unit 2 Deck (20):
To approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
The idea of having guards as a celebrity's entourage is for them to ACCOST those possibly harmful to the celebrity.
A comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
The correct way to get children motivated is to offer constructive criticism; not excessive unmeaningful praise or ANIMADVERSIONS.
Desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
An AVID football fan, Richard never misses a game of his favorite team on television or any football stats that are put out.
Having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
One method of curing a sore throat is to gargle with warm, BRACKISH water.
Swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
With CELERITY, Apple Stores among the country filled as eager customers purchased the newly-released iPhones.
Straying or wandering from a straight or direct course, done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
The person who committed the crime could easily be identified because he was adding in a DEVIOUS manner when questioned.
In chess, an opening move that involves risk ornaaxrigic
Of or relating to the halcyon, calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
The best thing is the feeling in the summer sitting on a HALCYON beach on a beautiful day.
Pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic
There is a large difference between normal conversation and the HISTRIONIC dialogue spoken in plays, musicals, and movies.
(adj) deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion
(n) one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
Beware of the INCENDIARY chemicals in the garage; do not go near them.
A whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
The flood was a MAELSTROM for the whole village; everything representing it was destroyed.
Nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
You won't be able to come up with a complete solution to the problem with only a MYOPIC view of it
Open, not hidden; expressed or t
Tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
A source of much controversy in society is PEJORATIVE comments based on prejudice.
The state of being proper, appropriateness
(pl) Standards of what is proper and socially acceptable
At the fancy restaurant, there are very high standards of PROPRIETY in place.
Improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
Vandalism of the statue is SACRILEGE of something that symbolizes our city.
Without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
Without any wait, the helper SUMMARILY cleaned up the mess right when Sheila asked him to.
(adj) Asking humbly and earnestly
(n) One who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
The citizens made a SUPPLIANT request, and it is not a beneficial idea to ignore it.
An object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
A good-luck charm can be any TALISMAN that you believe will give you good fortune.