AP English Vocab 4 Quiz Essay

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affinity
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A natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a realtionship, connection
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affinity
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The mysterious _____ between the two leaders could not be explained
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a fin’ e te
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Affinity Accent
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inclination, penchant
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Affinity
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aversion, distaste
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Affinity
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bilious
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Peevish or irritable; sickingly unpleasant
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bilious
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The room was painted a _____ shade of green
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bil’ yes
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Bilious accent
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choleric, irascible, peevish, splentic
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Synonyms for bilious
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sweet-tempered, genial, pleasant, delightful
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Antonyms for bilious
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Cognate
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Closely related in origin, essential nature, or function; such a person or thing
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Cognate
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languages, such as Spanish, Italian, and French, share a common root
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cognate
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When I studied Latin I learned that the words pater and father are
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kog’ nat
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Cognate accent
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allied, affiliated, relative
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Synonyms for Cognate
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dissimiliar
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Antonym for Cognate
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Corollary
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A proposition that follows from one laready proven; a natural consquence or result; resultant or consequent
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corollary
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Learning the axiom and its ____ was no simple matter
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corollary
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The ____ effects of today’s findings remain to be seen
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kor’ e ler e
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Corollary accent
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deduction, conclusion
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Synonyms for corollary
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axiom, postulate, premise
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Antonyms for Corollary
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cul-de-sac
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A blind alley or dead-end street; any situation in which further progress is impossible; an impasse
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cul-de-sac
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Much to their dismay the once-optimistic negotiators found themselves in a hopeless
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kel’ de sak
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Cul-de-sac accent
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derring-do
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Valor or herosim; daring deeds or exploits
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derring-do
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Breathtaking feats of _____ are all in a day’s work for a Hollywood stuntperson
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der’ in du
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Derring-do accent
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audacity, bravado, pyrotechnics
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Synonyms for derring-do
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cowardice, poltroonery
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Antonyms for derring-do
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divination
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The art or act of predicting the future or discovering hidden knowledge
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divination
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Claiming skill in ___, the fortune teller took my money and then told me what future held.
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prophecy
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Synonym for divination
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div e na’ shen
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Divination Accent
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elixir
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A potion once though capable of curing all ills and maintaining life indefinitely; a panacea; a sweet liquid used as a vehicle in medicines
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elixir
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When Voldemorte’s physical form was demolished his spirit was placed inside Professor Quirrel’s body, and the only way Voldemort could think of to regain his original form was to drink the _______ of eternal life
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i lik’ ser
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Elixir accent
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nostrum, tonic
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Synonyms for elixir
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Folderol
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Foolish talk, ideas, or procedures; nonsense; a trifle
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folderol
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Right from the outset, the sergeant informed her troops that she would not tolerate any
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fol’ de rol
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Folderol accent
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gibberish
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Synonym for Folderol
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sense, significance
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Antonyms for folderol
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gamut
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An entire range or series
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gamut
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The reviews of the newest Broadway musical extravaganza ran the ___ from praise to scorn
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gam’ et
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Gamut accent
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compass, sweep
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Synonyms for gamut
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hoi polloi
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The common people, the masses
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hoi polloi
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By catering to the ___ the studio was able to make one very successful movie after another
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hoi pe loi’
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Hoi polloi accent
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rank and file
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Synonym for hoi polloi
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aristocracy, elite, upper class
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Antonyms for hoi polloi
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ineffable
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Not expressible in words; too great or too sacred to be uttered
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ineffable
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The ____ joy of parenthood is the subject of a psychologist’s new bestseller
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in ef’ e bel
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Ineffable accent
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inexpressible
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Synonym for ineffable
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lucubration
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Labrious study or thought; especially at night; the result of such work
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lucubration
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The scientist’s ____ took place after midnight, secretly, in the quiet of the laboratory
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lu ky bra’ shen
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Lucubration accet
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burning the midnight oil
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Synonym for lucubration
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mnemonic
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Relating to or ddesigned to assist the memory; a device to aid the memory
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mnemonic
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Please excuse my dead aunt sally is a ____ device used to rememberthe order of mathematical operations
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mnemonic
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The _____ homes can help people to recall the namees of the great lakes
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ni mon’ ik
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Mnemonic accent
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reminder, cue
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Synonyms for mnemonic
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obloquy
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Public abuse indicating strong disapproval or censure; the disgrace resulting from such treatmnet
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obloquy
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The press heaped _____ on the head of the offending official
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ob’ le kwe
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Obloque accent
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discredit, opprobrium, dishonor
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Synonyms for Obloque
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praise, acclaim, approbation
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Antonyms for Obloque
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parameter
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a determining or characteristic element; a factor that shapes the total outcome; a limit, boundary
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parameter
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The committee analyzed the _____ of the nation’s miliarty potential
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pe ram’ e ter
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Parameter accent
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pundit
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A learned person; one who gives authoritative opinions
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pundit
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A renowned ____ of the theater, the critic had the power to affect a show’s success
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pen’ dit
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Pundit accent
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expert, authority, savant
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Synonyms pundit
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dilettante, layman, amatuer
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Antonyms pundit
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risible
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pertaining to laughter; able or inclined to laugh; laughable
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risible
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All in the crowd, not just the children, were delighted by the ____ antics of the clowns
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droll ludicrous
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Synonyms risible
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depressing, hearttreading, poignant
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Antonyms for risible
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riz’ e bel
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Risible accent
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symptomatic
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typical or characteristic; being or concerned with a symptom or disease
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symptomatic
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According to certain sociologists, vulgarity and indulgence are _____ of a nation’s decline
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simp te mat’ ik
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Symptomatic accent
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indicative
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Synonym for symptomatic
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volte-face
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An about-face; a complete reversal
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volte face
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The prosecution’s witness’s testimony amounted to a completely unexpected
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volt fas’
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Volte-face accent
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turnabout
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Synonym for volte face

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