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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