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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

Subjects : english, ap
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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