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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

Subjects : english, ap
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1. Appeal based on the character of the speaker






2. Of chief concern or importance






3. Hard-working






4. The opposite of active voice; in this voice - something happens to someone






5. The process of identifying similarities and differences between things






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






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






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






9. 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






10. 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






11. Exercising good judgment or common sense






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






13. Anxiety or fear about the future






14. Doubtful; of unlikely authenticity






15. An example or model






16. Good will between friends






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






18. A judge who decides a disputed issue






19. An inversion in the second of two parallel phrases






20. Also known as loaded words - these can demonstrate a writer's intense feelings or emotions; they display an author's voice






21. Wrongdoing - misconduct






22. To absorb; to make similar






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






24. Persistence






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






26. Long established; deep-rooted; habitual






27. Feeling hatred; scornful






28. Subject to erratic behavior; unpredictable






29. Treating in a condescending manner






30. All-powerful






31. Courageous; fearless






32. Prayer-like - this is a direct address to someone who is not present - to a deity or muse - or to some other power






33. A verbal (expressing action or a state of being) that is used as an adjective and most often ends in -ing or -ed






34. A combination of a compound and a complex sentence






35. A conjunction that makes an independent clause into a dependent clause






36. Describing a dry - rainless climate






37. A form of logical argumentation that requires the use of examples






38. A figure of speech in which what is unknown is compared to something that is known in order to better gauge its importance






39. A sentence structure made up of two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction






40. Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious






41. A selected part of a passage or scene






42. Describing words or phrases that belittle or speak negatively of someone






43. Easily shaped or formed; easily influenced






44. An assortment or a mixture - especially of musical pieces






45. Describing flowery or elaborate speech






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






47. Giving human attributes to non-human things






48. Extra; unnecessary






49. Timid; fearful about the future






50. Seemingly valid or acceptable; credible