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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. A minor device in which two or more elements in a sentence are tied together by the same verb or noun; these are especially acute if the noun or verb does not have the exact same meaning in both parts of the sentence

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

3. 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

4. Author - audience - purpose

5. Informative; contributing to one's awareness

6. Appeal based on emotion

7. A command

8. A declaration or statement

9. Hinder; interfere with

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

11. Uncertainty; apprehension

12. A choice in which something must be one way or the other - there is no middle ground

13. A fundamental form of rhetorical stress that calls the reader's attention to a particular word - phrase - or image for emphasis of meaning

14. Two events where one event brings about or caused the other; the first event is the cause - the second is the effect; it explains why something happens or is likely to happen

15. An appeal to emotion; one of the fundamental strategies of argumentation identified by Aristotle

16. Extra; unnecessary

17. To absorb; to make similar

18. Certain to happen - unavoidable

19. The study of the origin of words and their historical uses

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

21. Trustworthiness; completeness

22. A relationship that individuals build

23. Emotionally unrestrained; gushy

24. The process of identifying similarities and differences between things

25. To calm or soothe

26. Describing a large amount of something

27. All-powerful

28. An argument that distracts the reader by raising issues irrelevant to the case

29. Exercising absolute power; tyrannical

30. Telling a story; a specific way of telling a story

31. To give official authorization or approval

32. Logical; motivated by reason rather than feeling

33. Able to pay one's debts

34. Subdued; kept from being circulated

35. Two words that create a sense of opposition; a figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side-by-side

36. To avoid making a definite statement

37. Express grief for; mourn

38. Characterized by the telling of a story

39. Quiet or humble in manner or appearance

40. A place of retreat or security

41. A clever trick used to deceive or outwit

42. This creates exaggeration by showing restraint; it is the opposite of hyperbole

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

44. Uninteresting; unchallenging

45. An adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies the subject of the sentence

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

47. An appeal to reason; one of the fundamental strategies of argumentation identified by Aristotle

48. Not migratory; settled

49. Domineering; oppressively overbearing

50. Two words that together create a sense of opposition