A.P./Dual Credit Vocabulary Words
How to Read Literature Like a Professor Vocabulary
1. Incredulous (xi) - Unbelieving; not ready to believe; skeptical
2. Archetype (xvii) - The original pattern or model from which copies are made; a prototype.
3. Doppelganger (16) - a double or second-self; mirror image
4. Sublimation (17) – redirecting of unacceptable impulses toward activities regarded as more socially acceptable.
5. Mnemonic (23) - Aiding or designed to aid the memory.
6. Sagacity (23) - profound knowledge and understanding, coupled with foresight and good judgment
7. Ubiquitous (23) - Present or appearing everywhere; omnipresent.
8. Myriad (24) – Countless; innumerable.
9. Hapless (25) – Unfortunate; unlucky.
10. Placid (26) - Mild, gentle; calm, peaceful
11. Tawdry (35) – gaudy; cheap in appearance, and of inferior quality.
12. Simulacrum (77) – Something having merely the form or appearance of a certain thing, without possessing its substance or proper qualities.
13. Verisimilitude (78) - the appearance of being true or real.
14. Obfuscation (91) - make something obscure or unclear
15. Prurient (135) - Lascivious, lewd; exhibiting or characterized by an excessive or inappropriate concern with sexual matters; encouraging such a concern.
16. Benevolent (243) - Desirous of the good of others, of a kindly disposition, charitable, generous.