AP Literature Vocab

Week 3

Admonish (v)

to indicate duties or obligations to, to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner

Lassitude (n)

a condition of weariness or debility, a condition characterized by lack of interest, energy, or spirit

Licentious (adj)

lacking legal or moral restraints especially : disregarding sexual restraints, marked by disregard for strict rules of correctness

Muse (v)

to become absorbed in thought especially : to think about something carefully and thoroughly

Pecuniary (adj)

consisting of or measured in money, of or relating to money

Presumptuous (adj)

overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy) : taking liberties

Vacuous (adj)

emptied of or lacking content, marked by lack of ideas or intelligence, devoid of serious occupation

Ambiguity (n)

the quality or state of being ambiguous especially in meaning, a word or expression that can be understood in two or more possible ways : an ambiguous word or expression