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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

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1. Possessed from birth; inborn

2. 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

3. Inequality in age - rank - or degree; difference

4. Responsive; agreeable

5. To express strong disapproval of; denounce

6. Artistic representation that aims for visual accuracy

7. Prejudiced

8. Treating in a condescending manner

9. Phrases - sentences - and words inside parentheses ( )

10. In the multiple-choice section - this is the question you are asked to complete with the given possible answers

11. Poisonous

12. Open to more than one interpretation

13. Clearness in thought or expression

14. A sentence that conveys excitement or force

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

16. 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

17. A minor figure of speech in which the name of one thing is substituted for another with which it is closely associated

18. An exaggeration - fairly common in nonfiction prose arguments - that bolsters an argument

19. Unimaginative; dull

20. Not straightforward; crafty

21. A tremendously skilled artist

22. Stubbornly adhering to an opinion or a course of action

23. Strikingly new or unusual

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

25. Dispersed throughout

26. Extra; unnecessary

27. Copied or adapted from a source

28. A place of retreat or security

29. Submissive; like a servant

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

31. Good will between friends

32. A sentence structure made up of two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction

33. Verbal expression or exchange; conversation

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

35. An argument stating that something is true because it has never been proven false

36. Easily broken when subjected to pressure

37. An apparent contradiction of terms

38. A feeling about the future

39. Not caring one way or the other

40. A major figure of speech in rhetorical analysis that seeks to create a mental discontinuity - which then forces the reader to pause and seek clarity

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

42. An adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies the subject of the sentence

43. A fundamental form of rhetorical stress that calls the reader's attention to a particular word - phrase - or image for emphasis of meaning

44. Plentiful; having a large quantity

45. Another word for a claim; a statement of truth - at least to the person making the argument

46. Having little substance or strength; shaky; unsure - weak

47. Commendable; worthy of imitation

48. Wildly excited or active

49. Long established; deep-rooted; habitual

50. Unplanned; naturally occurring