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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. Express grief for; mourn

2. Stubbornly persevering

3. Not in favor of one side or the other - unbiased

4. Treating in a condescending manner

5. 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

6. Condition of sticking together

7. A brief statement of an opinion or elemental truth

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

9. Author - audience - purpose

10. To conceal or make indistinct

11. Easily understood; clear

12. A relationship that individuals build

13. An independent clause; has a subject and a verb - and that's pretty much it

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

15. Easily shaped or formed; easily influenced

16. This is an ABBA syntactical structure rather than the more common parallel ABAB structure

17. Mutual hatred or ill-will

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. A wonderful technique of repetition in which the last word of the clause begins the next clause - creating a connection of ideas important to the author's purpose in some way

20. A minor figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole

21. Easily broken when subjected to pressure

22. Having great depth or seriousness

23. An argument stating that something is true because it has never been proven false

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

25. To speak of in a slighting way or negatively; to belittle

26. Current - modern; from the same time

27. Open to more than one interpretation

28. Stubbornly adhering to unproved beliefs

29. Describing a showy or pretentious display

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

31. Certain to happen - unavoidable

32. The use of words to express something other than and often the opposite of the literal meaning

33. Informative; contributing to one's awareness

34. Made; concocted to deceive

35. To unite or synthesize a variety of sources to achieve a common end

36. Possessed from birth; inborn

37. Difficult to comprehend

38. Dispersed throughout

39. Rotten

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

41. Appropriateness of behavior

42. Rhetorical strategy that uses sensory details to portray a person - place - or thing

43. Intense enthusiasm

44. The practice of pretending to be something one is not; insincerity

45. Treating people as weak or inferior

46. Menacing; threatening

47. Imposed as a duty; obligatory

48. The particular words an author uses in an essay

49. General agreement

50. An apparent contradiction of terms