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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. A minor device in which two or more elements in a sentence are tied together by the same verb or noun; these are especially acute if the noun or verb does not have the exact same meaning in both parts of the sentence






2. The manner in which a writer expresses his/her attitude toward the subject and audience; mainly expressed through diction - syntax - and POV






3. Also known as an either/or fallacy; the suggestion is made in the argument that the problem or debate only has two solutions; can also be called the fallacy of the excluded middle






4. Author - audience - purpose






5. Informative; contributing to one's awareness






6. Appeal based on emotion






7. A command






8. A declaration or statement






9. Hinder; interfere with






10. A wonderful form of word play in which one word is mistakenly substituted for another that sounds similar






11. Uncertainty; apprehension






12. A choice in which something must be one way or the other - there is no middle ground






13. A fundamental form of rhetorical stress that calls the reader's attention to a particular word - phrase - or image for emphasis of meaning






14. Two events where one event brings about or caused the other; the first event is the cause - the second is the effect; it explains why something happens or is likely to happen






15. An appeal to emotion; one of the fundamental strategies of argumentation identified by Aristotle






16. Extra; unnecessary






17. To absorb; to make similar






18. Certain to happen - unavoidable






19. The study of the origin of words and their historical uses






20. Dividing a subject into categories and analyzing the characteristics of each category






21. Trustworthiness; completeness






22. A relationship that individuals build






23. Emotionally unrestrained; gushy






24. The process of identifying similarities and differences between things






25. To calm or soothe






26. Describing a large amount of something






27. All-powerful






28. An argument that distracts the reader by raising issues irrelevant to the case






29. Exercising absolute power; tyrannical






30. Telling a story; a specific way of telling a story






31. To give official authorization or approval






32. Logical; motivated by reason rather than feeling






33. Able to pay one's debts






34. Subdued; kept from being circulated






35. Two words that create a sense of opposition; a figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side-by-side






36. To avoid making a definite statement






37. Express grief for; mourn






38. Characterized by the telling of a story






39. Quiet or humble in manner or appearance






40. A place of retreat or security






41. A clever trick used to deceive or outwit






42. This creates exaggeration by showing restraint; it is the opposite of hyperbole






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






44. Uninteresting; unchallenging






45. An adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies the subject of the sentence






46. An observation or claim that is in opposition to your claim or an author's claim






47. An appeal to reason; one of the fundamental strategies of argumentation identified by Aristotle






48. Not migratory; settled






49. Domineering; oppressively overbearing






50. Two words that together create a sense of opposition