AP Vocab 31 - 60

  1. berserk
    –adjective 1. violently or destructively frenzied; wild; crazed; deranged
  2. jubilee
    3. any season or occasion of rejoicing or festivity. 4. rejoicing or jubilation.
  3. juggernaut
    –noun 1. (often lowercase) any large, overpowering, destructive force or object, as war, a giant battleship, or a powerful football team.
  4. kowtow
    –verb (used without object) 1. to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference. 2. to touch the forehead to the ground while kneeling, as an act of worship, reverence, apology, etc
  5. maelstrom
    –noun 1. a large, powerful, or violent whirlpool. 2. a restless, disordered, or tumultuous state of affairs: the maelstrom of early morning traffic.
  6. mecca
    2. (often lowercase) any place that many people visit or hope to visit
  7. nabob
    –noun 1. any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person.
  8. saga
    2. any narrative or legend of heroic exploits. 3. Also called saga novel. a form of the novel in which the members or generations of a family or social group are chronicled in a long and leisurely narrative.
  9. shibboleth
    –noun 1. a peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons. 2. a slogan; catchword.
  10. trek
    –verb (used without object) 1. to travel or migrate, esp. slowly or with difficulty.
  11. adjunct
    –noun 1. something added to another thing but not essential to it. 2. a person associated with lesser status, rank, authority, etc., in some duty or service; assistant.
  12. amalgamate
    –verb (used with object) 1. to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine: to amalgamate two companies.
  13. contiguous
    –adjective 1. touching; in contact. 2. in close proximity without actually touching; near.
  14. diffuse
    –verb (used with object) 1. to pour out and spread, as a fluid. 2. to spread or scatter widely or thinly; disseminate.
  15. diverge
    –verb (used without object) 1. to move, lie, or extend in different directions from a common point; branch off. 2. to differ in opinion, character, form, etc.; deviate.
  16. parity
    –noun 1. equality, as in amount, status, or character. 2. equivalence; correspondence; similarity; analogy.
  17. periphery
    –noun, plural -eries. 1. the external boundary of any surface or area. 2. the external surface of a body.
  18. synergy
    2. the cooperative action of two or more muscles, nerves, or the like
  19. transcend
    –verb (used with object) 1. to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed
  20. unison
    5. a process in which all elements behave in the same way at the same time; simultaneous or synchronous parallel action
  21. adumbrate
    –verb (used with object), -brated, -brating. 1. to produce a faint image or resemblance of; to outline or sketch.
  22. arcane
    –adjective known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric
  23. covert
    –adjective 1. concealed; secret; disguised. 2. covered; sheltered.
  24. educe
    –verb (used with object), educed, educing. 1. to draw forth or bring out, as something potential or latent; elicit; develop.
  25. fathom
    –verb (used with object) 2. to measure the depth of by means of a sounding line; sound. 3. to penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand: to fathom someone's motives.
  26. impervious
    –adjective 1. not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable: The coat is impervious to rain. 2. incapable of being injured or impaired
  27. limpid
    –adjective 1. clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air
  28. manifest
    • –adjective 1. readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain: a manifest error.
    • –verb (used with object) 3. to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly
  29. nebulous
    –adjective 1. hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
  30. translucent
    –adjective 1. permitting light to pass through but diffusing it so that persons, objects, etc., on the opposite side are not clearly visible
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