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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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

2. Coming into existence; emerging

3. Condition of sticking together

4. Poisonous

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

6. False charges and malicious oral statements about someone

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

8. To use a safer or nicer word for something others find inappropriate or unappealing

9. Having great depth or seriousness

10. General agreement

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

12. Dispersed throughout

13. Verbal expression or exchange; conversation

14. The process of identifying similarities and differences between things

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

16. Current - modern; from the same time

17. Menacing; threatening

18. An ungrateful person

19. Two words that together create a sense of opposition

20. Describing a dry - rainless climate

21. Removed or disassociated from (friends - family - or homeland)

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

23. Wildly excited or active

24. Feeling hatred; scornful

25. Unemotional; serious

26. Secretive

27. To conceal or make indistinct

28. This argument occurs when the speaker states a claim that includes a word or phrase that needs to be defined before the argument can proceed

29. Extra; unnecessary

30. Disdainfully or ironically humorous; harsh - bitter - or caustic

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

32. A clever trick used to deceive or outwit

33. A verb ending in 'ing' that serves as a noun

34. Logical; motivated by reason rather than feeling

35. Simultaneously having opposing feelings; uncertain

36. Concerned only with what is on the surface or obvious; shallow

37. Exhibiting a display of great wealth

38. The formal term for the noun that is the basic focus of the sentence; it is who or what is doing the action in the sentence

39. Conspicuously bad or offensive

40. A question

41. Inborn; built-in

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

43. Domineering; oppressively overbearing

44. A sentence with several dependent clauses that precede the independent clause

45. The act of making something useful again

46. A form of deductive reasoning; a major premise - a minor premise - and a conclusion

47. The act of passing off the ideas or writing of another as one's own

48. This fallacy of argumentation argues that one thing inevitably leads to another

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

50. Inequality in age - rank - or degree; difference