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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

Subjects : english, ap
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. The formal term for the verb that conveys the meaning or carries the action of the sentence






2. Informative; contributing to one's awareness






3. The act of making something useful again






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






5. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing






6. Laziness; inactivity; dullness






7. To restrain; to hold back






8. A regional speech pattern; the way people talk in different parts of the world






9. Long established; deep-rooted; habitual






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






11. A command






12. Forceful; urgently demanding attention






13. Giving human attributes to non-human things






14. A judge who decides a disputed issue






15. Certain to happen - unavoidable






16. Profoundly moving; touching






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






18. Closeness






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






20. An argument using an inappropriate metaphor






21. Abundantly supplied: filled to capacity






22. Commendable; worthy of imitation






23. Wrongdoing - misconduct






24. Copied or adapted from a source






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






26. In the multiple-choice section - this is the question you are asked to complete with the given possible answers






27. Doubtful; of unlikely authenticity






28. Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious






29. Lacking energy






30. A specific tone or attitude a writer may use in an essay by attempting to be comedic or amusing






31. To give special attention to something - to stress






32. A fixed or strong belief






33. Characteristic of an earlier period; old-fashioned






34. Substitution of an expression that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the receiver with an agreeable or less offensive expression or to make it less troublesome for the speaker






35. Something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner






36. A grammar construction in which two identical syntactic constructions are used






37. The repetition of a phonetic sound at the beginning of several words in a sentence






38. Describing a category or artistic endeavor






39. Open and sincere in expression; straightforward






40. Intended to instruct






41. This occurs when the author of an essay significantly alters his or her diction - syntax - or both






42. A combination of a compound and a complex sentence






43. Coming into existence; emerging






44. A form of metonymy that's restricted to cases where a part is used to signify the whole






45. A state of uncertainty or perplexity






46. A group organized by rank






47. Unable to be reformed






48. Seemingly valid or acceptable; credible






49. To slow the progress of






50. A tremendously skilled artist