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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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

2. Rudely abrupt

3. Made up of a variety of sources or styles

4. To make an itemized list of

5. To leave one country or region and settle in another

6. Also called vox populi - this argument is the 'everyone's doing it' fallacy

7. Circumstances of a situation; environment

8. A grammar construction in which a noun (or noun phrase) is placed with another as an explanation

9. Relatively unknown

10. A grouping of words that define or clarity; a group of words that is not a sentence because there is no verb

11. Closeness

12. On guard

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

14. Imaginative language that compares one thing to another in ways that aren't necessarily logical but that are nevertheless striking - original - and 'true'; often departs from the literal meaning

15. A noun toward which thought - feeling - or action is directed

16. An economic or military measure put in place to punish another country

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

18. To calm or soothe

19. Describing a category or artistic endeavor

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

21. Playfully humorous

22. Commonplace; ordinary

23. The deliberate omission of conjunctions from a series of related independent clauses

24. Freed from blame

25. Insulting in manner or speech

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

27. A union of two or more groups

28. Wildly excited or active

29. Known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous

30. Cunning

31. A story

32. An argument using an inappropriate metaphor

33. Something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner

34. Possessing careful attention to detail; difficult to please

35. An ungrateful person

36. Treating people as weak or inferior

37. To express strong disapproval of; denounce

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

39. Made; concocted to deceive

40. Exercising good judgment or common sense

41. A group organized by rank

42. A combination of a compound and a complex sentence

43. Verbal expression or exchange; conversation

44. Bitingly sarcastic or witty

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

46. Unable to be reformed

47. Shrewd; clever

48. A type of figurative language in which one term is substituted for another term with which it is closely associated

49. Not caring one way or the other

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