Flashcards in AP L&C Unit 5 Deck (20):
sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
Due to his ACUITY for knowing whether or not he had his favorite Japanese soft drink, Jonny could sense when it was stolen.
to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail, to represent pictorially
Jonny simply wished that someone could DELINEATE to him who exactly stole his soft drink and how it was stolen.
(adj) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
"My, my," Jonny thought to himself, "this soft drink swindler is quite DEPRAVE!"
to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring
Jonny was simply ENERVATED without his soft drink; it was very sad.
intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
All the people who tried to help Jonny out in finding the drink could not understand how amazing it was; apparently it was ESOTERIC to Jonny and his extended family.
fruitful in offspring or vegetation
Jonny decided to ask his AP Language and Composition class if they had seen the soft drink, but the consensus of the class was anything but FECUND.
an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
Jonny asked that a new FIAT be put in place in the class: whoever steals Japanese soft drinks must apologize to Jonny and must also complete ten thousand rhetorical analyses on The Great Gatsby.
a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
There was a suspicion in Jonny's mind that Sean stole it, but for all he knew, that could have been a FIGMENT of his imagination.
to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use
In order to prove whether or not Sean actually stole the soft drink, Jonny needed to GARNER all the necessary information.
to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere
Jonny asked Sean a whole bunch of questions about where he was the night of the theft, and Sean was simply confused as to why Jonny was HALLOWING his soft drink so much.
a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
There is a certain IDIOSYNCRASY about Jonny: he takes apathy as extreme criticism.
shame and disgrace
"IGNOMINY on you!" Jonny screamed at Sean. "You soft drink thief!"
earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
Sean replied, "Jonny, I didn't steal your weird soda because I wasn't at your house the night of the theft; I was literally at home living my MUNDANE life--and doing my English homework, of course."
a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
"Oh," Jonny replied, as he began to walk away, looking for any NUANCE of a theft in his class.
conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
"Even though Sean is pretty OVERWEENING, at least he's not a thief!" Jonny thought. "Who could it be?"
a strong attraction or inclination
Suddenly Jonny thought to himself, "You know, myself, Tyler has quite a PENCHANT for stealing things!"
according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation
After a talk with Cate and a general agreement that he indeed was the criminal, Jonny went up to Tyler and said, "Did you know that you are the REPUTED thief of my soft drink?"
reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound, a fallacy
S: specious reasoning
"That's SOPHISTRY!" Tyler screamed. Jonny continued to stare at him, and Tyler stuttered: "Oh, well maybe you're right...well, you'll never catch me!" Tyler ran off into the distance.
costly, rich, magnificent
In a SUMPTUOUS car-chase movie scene with a very high budget, Jonny chased Tyler until he eventually obtained the soft drink.