Flashcards in AP L&C Unit 8 Deck (20):
to assert without proof or confirmation
It was ALLEGED that Jonny didn't do his English homework, even though he actually did.
thoroughgoing, out-and-out; shameless, blatant
Even though Tyler is a BLATANT lover of macaroni and cheese, nobody knows of his love for that food.
light and playful conversation
On days where after-school activities go until 10pm, I can get so tired that simple BADINAGE is impossible.
to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent
It took a while, but Annie finally CONCILIATED her mother two months after she was grounded for life.
to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
Mike asked me to get a water bottle, and then literally two seconds later COUNTERMANDED that with "Never mind, I already have one."
one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation of arrangement
When you have completed twelve ECHELONS of school, you graduate.
to make more violent, severe, bitter, or painful
Putting lemon on a cut often EXACERBATES the pain.
stupid or foolish in a self-satisfied way
It is impolite to be FATUOUS at a funeral.
impossible to disprove; beyond argument
It is IRREFUTABLE that Paulina has a particularly peculiar laugh.
a massive and inescapable force or object that crushes whatever is in its path
S: inescapable force
The huge boulder was a JUGGERNAUT that came crushing down the street.
lacking spirit or interest, half-hearted
Don't be LACKADAISICAL when it comes to your work because it will all pay off in the end.
a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recored by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant; a long list
The annoying lady on the street had a LITANY of complaints.
grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing; having death as a subject
I cannot stand MACABRE movies: they never fail to disturb me.
an inadequate quantity, scarcity, dearth
There was a PAUCITY of food in my house so I went out to get food.
to indicate beforehand that something is about to happen, to give advance warning of
The gloomy weather PORTENDED the upcoming storm.
to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out
The building was completely RAZED by the fire.
to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract
Bill Clinton RECANTED his statement that he was not with Monica Lewinsky because that was a lie.
to soak thoroughly, fill to capacity; to satisfy fully
The paper was SATURATED after it was left outside in the storm.
of a gloomy or surly disposition; cold or sluggish in mood
After a week of sunshine, I was not prepared for the SATURNINE weather of today.