Flashcards in AP L&C Unit 3 Deck (20):
to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry
The children CAVORTED around the daycare center until the counselor got them under control.
belief, mental acceptance
Each religion has their own set of CREDENCES that is expected to be followed by their respective religious members.
to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
I DECRY cheating on any test, because no learning is accomplished with those means.
to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression
Every day, Jean DISSEMBLED her sadness with faux smiles and cheeriness.
Very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
For weeks after a tragedy, the families involved could be DISTRAUGHT.
A formal statement of commendation; high praise
The EULOGY given for Mr. Smith at the funeral recalled all the high points of his life and brought the collection of people present to tears.
to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke
Let me EVINCE this rule: the curfew is 11pm; break it and you are grounded.
to remove from a grave; to bring to light
An autopsy was performed on a body EXHUMED from the grave long after its death and burial.
lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable
The FECKLESS army with only simple weapons was destroyed by the military with advanced machine guns and tanks.
dark and gloomy, obscure lacking in clarity and precision
Don't drink the MURKY water; who knows what could be in there?
wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
The NEFARIOUS acts of Hitler caused the deaths of extreme amounts during the Holocaust.
stimulating to the taste or mind, spicy, pungent appealingly provocative
The Mexican food was so PIQUANT that Rosa needed milk after she ate it.
Developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stages; fundamental basic
Archaeologists find PRIMORDIAL fossils and artifacts and examine them.
Nearness in place or time, kinship
It was obvious that the couple had PROPINQUITY in thought because they constantly bounced off each other and finished each others' sentences.
real, having a solid base; considerable in number or amount; meaningful and on topic
Before you try to make an argument, come up with SUBSTANTIVE points.
not usual or expected; not in character
It is UNWONTED of an honors student to slack off during class.
founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical
In a UTOPIAN world, I would do what I want when I want.
language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression
The utter VERBIAGE of what Lou was trying to say confused me.
green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgement
The VERDANT trees turn into beautiful red and orange colors during the autumn.