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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. Practical

2. This occurs when a person engaging in an argument defines his opponent's position when the opponent is not present and defines it in a manner that is easy to attack

3. A beginner

4. The basic message or meaning conveyed through elements of character and conflict; appears often in literature and is paralleled in nonfiction prose by an argument's thesis

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

6. The act of suggesting or hinting

7. Describing a showy or pretentious display

8. To make vicious statements about

9. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing

10. In its basic form - this is a three-part argument construction in which two premises lead to a truth

11. Having little substance or strength; shaky; unsure - weak

12. Lacking application or practical application

13. Quarrelsome; unruly

14. The opposite of passive voice; essentially any sentence with an active verb

15. Passing away with time; passing from one place to another

16. Express grief for; mourn

17. Point of view

18. A person or character is introduced with language that suggests that he is not at all reliable before the listener/reader knows anything about him

19. The reversal of the natural order of words in a sentence or line of poetry

20. Commonplace; ordinary

21. Not genuine

22. Responsive; agreeable

23. Playfully humorous

24. Having a harmful effect; injurious

25. Informative; contributing to one's awareness

26. Another fallacy - this is also known as post hoc ergo propter hoc (Latin for 'after this - therefore because of this') - and it falls under the general umbrella of a causality fallacy or false cause

27. A brief statement of an opinion or elemental truth

28. To express strong disapproval of; denounce

29. Subdued; kept from being circulated

30. A pattern of speech and vocabulary associated with a particular group of people

31. Made up of a variety of sources or styles

32. To absorb; to make similar

33. Statement of high praise

34. Easily flowing

35. Treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices

36. A grouping of words that define or clarity; a group of words that is not a sentence because there is no verb

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

38. Relatively unknown

39. Determined by impulse rather than reason

40. To leave one country or region and settle in another

41. Treating people as weak or inferior

42. Unplanned; naturally occurring

43. Hateful; marked by deep-seated ill-will

44. Abundantly supplied: filled to capacity

45. Shrewd; clever

46. On guard

47. Not straightforward; crafty

48. Characterized by the telling of a story

49. Appropriateness of behavior

50. A statement using 'like' or 'as' to compare two unlike objects