MC Vocab 1 Flashcards Preview

AP Literature > MC Vocab 1 > Flashcards

Flashcards in MC Vocab 1 Deck (40):
1

Patrician

A person of refined upbringing, manners, and tastes.
A member of an aristocracy.

2

Saffron

A moderate or strong orange yellow to moderate orange.

3

Cormorant

Any of several large, widely distributed marine diving birds.
**A greedy, rapacious person

4

Ominous

Menacing, threatening
of or being an omen, especially an evil one

5

Tenure

The act, fact, manner, or condition of holding something in one's possession as real estate or an office; occupation
2. A period during which something is held.
3. The status of holding one's position on a permanent basis.

6

Dissipate

1. To break apart or disappear; to drive away; cause to vanish
2.To spend or expend wastefully; squander, exhaust
3. To cause to lose irreversibly

7

Cavalier

1. Showing arrogant or offhand disregard; dismissive
2. Carefree and nonchalant; jaunty

8

Sallow

Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion

9

Evanescence

Dissipation or disappearance, like a vapor

10

Harbinger

one that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner

11

Manifestation

1. An indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something
2. one of the forms in which someone or something is revealed
3. Public demonstration

12

Acrid

1. Unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell.
2. Caustic in language or tone

13

Endemic

1. prevalent in or limited to a particular locality, region, or people.
2. Native to or limited to a certain region
3. common in or inherent to an enterprise or situation

14

Storied

1. Celebrated or famous in history or story
2. Ornamented with designs representing scenes from history, legend, or story

15

Infernal

1. of or relating to a lower world of the dead; of or relating to hell
2. fiendish; diabolical; awful

16

Lineaments

1. distinctive shape, contour, or line, especially of the face
2. A definitive characteristic feature

17

Bilious

1. of, relating to, or containing bile
2. excess secretion of bile; sickly
3. resembling bile in color
4. having peevish disposition; ill-humored

18

Antipathy

1. extreme dislike; aversion or repugnance
2. a feeling of aversion
3. inherent incompatibility or inability to mix

19

Sullen

1. Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose or sulky
2. gloomy or somber in tone or color

20

Insidious

1. working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner
2. intended to entrap; treacherous
3. beguiling but harmful; alluring

21

Instigator

person who initiates or brings something about, often by enticing

22

Vicarious

1. experienced or felt empathy with or imaginary participation in the life of another person
2. endured or done by one person substituting for another
3. committed or entrusted to one another
4. occurring in or performed by a part of the body not associated with a certain function

23

Imperious

1. arrogantly domineering or overbearing
2. urgent; pressing
3. regal; imperial

24

Petulant

1. unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish
2. contemptuous in speech or behavior

25

Innate

1. existing naturally or by heredity rather than being learned through experience.
2. possessed as an essential characteristic

26

Inordinate

1. exceeding reasonable limits; immoderate
2. not regulated; disorderly

27

Coddle

1. To cook in water just below the boiling point
2. to treat indulgently; baby

28

Audacious

1. fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold
2. unrestrained by convention or propriety; brazen or insolent
3. spirited and original

29

Surreptitious

obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means

30

Clandestine

Kept or done in secret, often to conceal an illicit or improper purpose

31

Retaliation

a response to an action done to oneself or an associate, especially an attack or injury to someone as a response to a hurtful action

32

Deprecatory

1. expressing disapproval or criticism
2. mildly disparaging or uncomplimentary, especially to oneself

33

Derisive

mocking; jeering

34

Destitute

1. lacking resources or the means of subsistence; completely impoverished
2. utterly lacking; devoid

35

Animosity

1. bitter hostility or open enmity; active hatred
2. a hostile feeling or act

36

Paradox

a statement that appears self-contradictory, but that reveals a kind of truth

37

Metonymy

a figure of speech in which a person, place, or thing is referred to by something closely associated with it

38

Hyperbole

a figure of speech that uses an incredible exaggeration or overstatement, for effect

39

Parallelism

(parallel structure) the repetition of words or phrases that have similar grammatical structures

40

Synecdoche

a figure of speech in which a part represents the whole