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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. A minor figure of speech in which a sound imitates the thing or action associated with it






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






3. Passing away with time; passing from one place to another






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






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






6. To free from guilt or blame






7. Exercising absolute power; tyrannical






8. The process of forming reasons - justifying beliefs - and drawing conclusions with the aim of influencing the thoughts and/or actions of others






9. Exercising good judgment or common sense






10. The art of using language effectively and persuasively






11. The basic message or meaning conveyed through elements of character and conflict; appears often in literature and is paralleled in nonfiction prose by an argument's thesis






12. Inborn; built-in






13. 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






14. A possible answer that seems to be correct - but is either wrong or is not as good as other answers






15. Any time one of the five senses (visual - auditory - tactile - olfactory - gustatory) is evoked by what you have read - you have encountered this






16. A regional speech pattern; the way people talk in different parts of the world






17. To grow or increase rapidly






18. A pattern of speech or language that creates a rhythm of repetition often combined with some other language of repetition






19. Unplanned; naturally occurring






20. Without decoration; strict






21. The literal meaning of a word; the dictionary definition






22. Prejudiced






23. Anxiety or fear about the future






24. Something out of place in time or sequence






25. Spread or flowing throughout






26. 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






27. The use of irony - sarcasm - ridicule - and humor in exposing or denouncing vice or folly






28. Simultaneously having opposing feelings; uncertain






29. Of little importance or significance






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






31. To regard or treat with contempt; to look down on






32. Developed or learned; not naturally occurring






33. Coming into existence; emerging






34. Also called a noun phrase - this modifies the noun next to it






35. Indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive






36. Characterized by the telling of a story






37. Short-lived or temporary






38. On guard






39. Abundantly supplied: filled to capacity






40. Emotionally unrestrained; gushy






41. Not genuine






42. Not caring one way or the other






43. An independent clause; has a subject and a verb - and that's pretty much it






44. Extremely dull






45. Treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices






46. Quarrelsome; unruly






47. Plentiful; having a large quantity






48. The ability to speak vividly or persuasively






49. Energy; power to survive






50. Expressing remorse for one's misdeeds