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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. Express grief for; mourn

2. A perfect example; an original pattern or model

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

4. The act of passing off the ideas or writing of another as one's own

5. In its basic form - this is a three-part argument construction in which two premises lead to a truth

6. Plentiful; having a large quantity

7. The word 'to' plus a verb - usually functioning as a noun - and often as a predicate in a sentence

8. To grow or increase rapidly

9. Treating people as weak or inferior

10. A brilliantly executed plan

11. Possessed from birth; inborn

12. Easily broken when subjected to pressure

13. Supported with proof or evidence; verified

14. All-powerful

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 command

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

18. Unimaginative; dull

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

20. Having great depth or seriousness

21. Uncertainty; apprehension

22. Wrongdoing - misconduct

23. A feeling or understanding resulting from an experience

24. Intricate; complex

25. Verbal expression or exchange; conversation

26. A minor device - this is the ending of a series of lines - phrases - clauses - or sentences with the same word or words

27. Appeal based on emotion

28. The presence of two or more possible meanings in any passage; not clear

29. A union of two or more groups

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

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

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

33. General agreement

34. Exercising good judgment or common sense

35. To put up with; to survive a hardship

36. Hatefully evil; abominable

37. The moods/associations/implications of a word or phrase - as opposed to its exact meaning

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

39. 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

40. Subdued; kept from being circulated

41. A combination of a compound and a complex sentence

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

43. Disdainfully or ironically humorous; harsh - bitter - or caustic

44. A selected part of a passage or scene

45. Characteristic of an earlier period; old-fashioned

46. Unplanned; naturally occurring

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

48. 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

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

50. Mutual hatred or ill-will