Flashcards in AP L&C Unit 9 Deck (19):
a shout of welcome; an overwhelming verbal vote of approval
Jerry received several ACCLIMATIONS for helping the children in Africa.
characteristic of the countryside, rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral
A "city guy" is not acclimated to BUCOLIC conditions.
to slander; to accuse falsely and maliciously
Don't CALUMNIATE me for something you have done.
extremely cautious, hesitant, slow, reserved, diffident
"CHARY people never get any real things done, so be bold!" Jerome said.
secret agreement or cooperation
The partygoers had a COLLUSION about plans for the surprise party.
(n) a dabbler in the arts, one who is an amateur in an activity (adj) superficial
Sherri, a businesswoman, is also a DILETTANTE in theatre.
not easily excited, emotionally steady
In the room of crying people, the IMPERTURBABLE Kevin stayed normal.
an enlargement, increase, addition
Due to the INCREMENTS in taxes, some things had to be cut in order to meet the budget.
(n) a command, authorization
(v) to issue such an order
The latest MANDATE set a curfew of 11pm.
trifling, insignificant, mean, despicable, inferior, trashy
Don't be concerned with PALTRY things such as the average amount of arms a person has.
a sudden outburst, a spasm, convulsion
a pretentious display of knowledge, overly rigid attention to rules and details
The math teacher had a PEDANTRY of mathematics that included statistics no one had ever heard of.
the act of traveling, an excursion, especially on foot or to a foreign country
I embarked on a PEREGRINATION to Canada.
fragrant, smelling strongly, tending to arouse memories or create an aura
Yankee Candle stores are full of FRAGRANT odors.
shining, radiant, resplendent
Las Vegas has lights that make the night REFULGENT.
a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from all others; a commonplace saying or truism
Live by the SHIBBOLETH "Be bold!"
a beginner, novice; one with little or no background and skill
I am a TYRO at mechanics, I have no idea what do do in relation to that.
not stopping, maintained steadily, never letting up, relentless
The UNREMITTING tornado destroyed the town without relenting.