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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

Subjects : english, ap
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1. Possessed from birth; inborn






2. This occurs when a person engaging in an argument defines his opponent's position when the opponent is not present and defines it in a manner that is easy to attack






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






4. Responsive; agreeable






5. To express strong disapproval of; denounce






6. Artistic representation that aims for visual accuracy






7. Prejudiced






8. Treating in a condescending manner






9. Phrases - sentences - and words inside parentheses ( )






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






11. Poisonous






12. Open to more than one interpretation






13. Clearness in thought or expression






14. A sentence that conveys excitement or force






15. A clause that can stand alone as a sentence; it must have a noun and a verb (subject and predicate)






16. 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






17. A minor figure of speech in which the name of one thing is substituted for another with which it is closely associated






18. An exaggeration - fairly common in nonfiction prose arguments - that bolsters an argument






19. Unimaginative; dull






20. Not straightforward; crafty






21. A tremendously skilled artist






22. Stubbornly adhering to an opinion or a course of action






23. Strikingly new or unusual






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






25. Dispersed throughout






26. Extra; unnecessary






27. Copied or adapted from a source






28. A place of retreat or security






29. Submissive; like a servant






30. The perspective from which the writer chooses to present his or her story (fiction) or essay (nonfiction)






31. Good will between friends






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






33. Verbal expression or exchange; conversation






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






35. An argument stating that something is true because it has never been proven false






36. Easily broken when subjected to pressure






37. An apparent contradiction of terms






38. A feeling about the future






39. Not caring one way or the other






40. 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






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






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






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






44. Plentiful; having a large quantity






45. Another word for a claim; a statement of truth - at least to the person making the argument






46. Having little substance or strength; shaky; unsure - weak






47. Commendable; worthy of imitation






48. Wildly excited or active






49. Long established; deep-rooted; habitual






50. Unplanned; naturally occurring