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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

Subjects : english, ap
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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