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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

Subjects : english, ap
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1. A choice in which something must be one way or the other - there is no middle ground






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






3. The state or quality of being average; of moderate to low quality






4. A minor device - this is the ending of a series of lines - phrases - clauses - or sentences with the same word or words






5. Describing a dry - rainless climate






6. A perfect example; an original pattern or model






7. Easy-going; friendly






8. A major figure of speech in rhetorical analysis that seeks to create a mental discontinuity - which then forces the reader to pause and seek clarity






9. Insulting in manner or speech






10. A question






11. An example or model






12. Another word for a claim; a statement of truth - at least to the person making the argument






13. Friendly; sincere






14. A term that signifies a relational comparison of or similarity between two objects or ideas






15. Simultaneously having opposing feelings; uncertain






16. Given freely; unearned; unwarranted






17. A statement or a proposition that seems senseless or self-contradictory - but in reality - it may be true






18. Having great depth or seriousness






19. In essay questions - this has two definitions: the correct one and the common one; the correct one is that this is the paragraph or language that defines the essay task (doesn't include the passage itself); the common definition of this is one you wi






20. A possible answer that seems to be correct - but is either wrong or is not as good as other answers






21. Sadness; depression






22. One who is independent and resists adherence to a group






23. Open to more than one interpretation






24. Closeness






25. Done by secretive means






26. Treating in a condescending manner






27. A crucial figure of speech in an argument when what is unknown is compared to something that is known using the word 'like -' or 'as -' or 'than' in order to better perceive its importance






28. Informative; contributing to one's awareness






29. A failure of logical reasoning






30. Trustworthiness; completeness






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






32. Quiet or humble in manner or appearance






33. Cunning






34. Not applied to actual objects






35. Author - audience - purpose






36. The presence of two or more possible meanings in any passage; not clear






37. Treating people as weak or inferior






38. A minor figure of speech in which the name of one thing is substituted for another with which it is closely associated






39. The moods/associations/implications of a word or phrase - as opposed to its exact meaning






40. A play on words; in an argument - this usually calls humorous attention to a particular point






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






42. Exercising good judgment or common sense






43. The art of using language effectively and persuasively






44. Any time one of the five senses (visual - auditory - tactile - olfactory - gustatory) is evoked by what you have read - you have encountered this






45. Profoundly moving; touching






46. An incorrect understanding or interpretation






47. An independent clause followed by all sorts of debris - usually dependent clauses






48. Describing a showy or pretentious display






49. Doubtful; of unlikely authenticity






50. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing