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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. Informative; contributing to one's awareness

2. Made; concocted to deceive

3. Quarrelsome; unruly

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

5. Concerned only with what is on the surface or obvious; shallow

6. This clause contains a noun and a verb but is set up with a subordinate conjunction - which makes the clause an incomplete thought

7. Dividing a subject into categories and analyzing the characteristics of each category

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

9. Describing flowery or elaborate speech

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

11. Difficult to capture - as in something actually fleeting

12. Developed or learned; not naturally occurring

13. Of or occurring in the night

14. A sentence with several dependent clauses that precede the independent clause

15. A clever trick used to deceive or outwit

16. Submissive; like a servant

17. Prejudiced

18. Commonplace; ordinary

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

20. Logically connected

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

22. A play on words; in an argument - this usually calls humorous attention to a particular point

23. An attack on the person rather than the issues at hand (a common fallacy)

24. A declaration or statement

25. Known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous

26. A state of uncertainty or perplexity

27. Sadness; depression

28. An argument using an inappropriate metaphor

29. Given freely; unearned; unwarranted

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

31. Friendly; sincere

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

33. Anxiety or fear about the future

34. Making one idea more dramatic by placing it next to its opposite

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

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

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

38. This literally means 'it does not follow'; this is an argument by misdirection and is logically irrelevant

39. This argument occurs when the speaker states a claim that includes a word or phrase that needs to be defined before the argument can proceed

40. Extremely dull

41. In essay questions - this has two definitions: the correct one and the common one; the correct one is that this is the paragraph or language that defines the essay task (doesn't include the passage itself); the common definition of this is one you wi

42. Bitingly sarcastic or witty

43. Stubborn; inflexible

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

45. Two events where one event brings about or caused the other; the first event is the cause - the second is the effect; it explains why something happens or is likely to happen

46. Practical

47. The study of the rules of grammar that define the formation of sentences

48. A specific tone or attitude a writer may use in an essay by attempting to be comedic or amusing

49. The opposite of active voice; in this voice - something happens to someone

50. The study of the origin of words and their historical uses