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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. A clever trick used to deceive or outwit

2. Circumstances of a situation; environment

3. Quiet or humble in manner or appearance

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

5. An apparent contradiction of terms

6. Hatefully evil; abominable

7. Like chiasmus - this figure repeats the opening word or phrase at the end of the sentence to emphasize a statement or idea - but it is not an ABBA reversal

8. Subdued; kept from being circulated

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

10. A crafty trick

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

12. Emotionally unrestrained; gushy

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

14. Not straightforward; crafty

15. Wildly excited or active

16. Marked by painstaking effort; hard-working

17. Appropriateness of behavior

18. Not applied to actual objects

19. 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

20. Good will between friends

21. Appeal based on emotion

22. Something out of place in time or sequence

23. Spread or flowing throughout

24. Timid; fearful about the future

25. To absorb; to make similar

26. Having to do with the appreciation of beauty

27. The state or quality of being average; of moderate to low quality

28. Able to pay one's debts

29. The ability to form or understand an idea

30. Statement of high praise

31. The particular words an author uses in an essay

32. Clearness in thought or expression

33. Determined by impulse rather than reason

34. One who is independent and resists adherence to a group

35. A sentence structure made up of two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction

36. Given freely; unearned; unwarranted

37. A sentence with three equally distinct and equally long parts

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

39. A major figure of speech in rhetorical analysis that seeks to create a mental discontinuity - which then forces the reader to pause and seek clarity

40. Arrogant; vainly proud

41. Proper; marked by good taste

42. Describing a category or artistic endeavor

43. Expressing remorse for one's misdeeds

44. Open and sincere in expression; straightforward

45. The attribution of humanlike characteristics to inanimate objects - animals - or forces of nature

46. Characterized by the telling of a story

47. One with an amateurish or superficial understanding of a field of knowledge

48. Referring to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned

49. Author - audience - purpose

50. Favorable; promising