AP English Literature and Composition: "The Yellow Wallpaper" Vocabulary

Topic: LifeCourage
Sample donated:
Last updated: May 15, 2019
felicity
great happiness; bliss

scoff
to make fun of; to show contempt for

phosphates
natural mineral containing chemical compounds often used in fertilizers

congenial
pleasant to be around; social, agreeable

piazza
the central square and marketplace in an Italian city; a porch

chintz
a cotton fabric usually glazed and printed in bright colors

galore
in abundance

flamboyant
excessively showy; unrestrained

provoke
to aggravate, incite or irritate; to cause or bring about

atrocious
exceptionally bad or displeasing

loll
to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop

bulbous
swollen; shaped like a bulb

impertinence
lack of respect; rudeness

perseverance
steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success

verily
assuredly, in truth, in fact

skulk
to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding

fretful
worrisome, irritable

querulous
inclined to complain; irritable

fatuity
complacent stupidity; foolishness

frieze
ornamental horizontal band on a wall

interminable
having or seeming to have no end

undulating
moving in a wavelike manner

arabesque
ornate design featuring intertwined curves; a ballet position in which one leg is extended in back while the other supports the weight of the body

plantain
a low-growing plant that typically has a rosette of leaves and a slender green flower spike, widely growing as a weed in lawns; similar to a banana, but bland and usually cooked before eaten

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