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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

Subjects : english, ap
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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