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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. The formal term for the verb that conveys the meaning or carries the action of the sentence

2. Informative; contributing to one's awareness

3. The act of making something useful again

4. An attack on the person rather than the issues at hand (a common fallacy)

5. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing

6. Laziness; inactivity; dullness

7. To restrain; to hold back

8. A regional speech pattern; the way people talk in different parts of the world

9. Long established; deep-rooted; habitual

10. The writer's statement of purpose; the focal intent of the essay

11. A command

12. Forceful; urgently demanding attention

13. Giving human attributes to non-human things

14. A judge who decides a disputed issue

15. Certain to happen - unavoidable

16. Profoundly moving; touching

17. The study of the rules of grammar that define the formation of sentences

18. Closeness

19. The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive poetic lines - prose sentences - clauses - or paragraphs

20. An argument using an inappropriate metaphor

21. Abundantly supplied: filled to capacity

22. Commendable; worthy of imitation

23. Wrongdoing - misconduct

24. Copied or adapted from a source

25. Three dots that indicate words have been left out of a quotation; they also can be used to create suspense

26. In the multiple-choice section - this is the question you are asked to complete with the given possible answers

27. Doubtful; of unlikely authenticity

28. Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious

29. Lacking energy

30. A specific tone or attitude a writer may use in an essay by attempting to be comedic or amusing

31. To give special attention to something - to stress

32. A fixed or strong belief

33. Characteristic of an earlier period; old-fashioned

34. Substitution of an expression that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the receiver with an agreeable or less offensive expression or to make it less troublesome for the speaker

35. Something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner

36. A grammar construction in which two identical syntactic constructions are used

37. The repetition of a phonetic sound at the beginning of several words in a sentence

38. Describing a category or artistic endeavor

39. Open and sincere in expression; straightforward

40. Intended to instruct

41. This occurs when the author of an essay significantly alters his or her diction - syntax - or both

42. A combination of a compound and a complex sentence

43. Coming into existence; emerging

44. A form of metonymy that's restricted to cases where a part is used to signify the whole

45. A state of uncertainty or perplexity

46. A group organized by rank

47. Unable to be reformed

48. Seemingly valid or acceptable; credible

49. To slow the progress of

50. A tremendously skilled artist