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AP English Language And Composition Vocab

Subjects : english, ap
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1. A clever trick used to deceive or outwit






2. Circumstances of a situation; environment






3. Quiet or humble in manner or appearance






4. Also known as loaded words - these can demonstrate a writer's intense feelings or emotions; they display an author's voice






5. An apparent contradiction of terms






6. Hatefully evil; abominable






7. 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






8. Subdued; kept from being circulated






9. A minor figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole






10. A crafty trick






11. The practice of pretending to be something one is not; insincerity






12. Emotionally unrestrained; gushy






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






14. Not straightforward; crafty






15. Wildly excited or active






16. Marked by painstaking effort; hard-working






17. Appropriateness of behavior






18. Not applied to actual objects






19. A person or character is introduced with language that suggests that he is not at all reliable before the listener/reader knows anything about him






20. Good will between friends






21. Appeal based on emotion






22. Something out of place in time or sequence






23. Spread or flowing throughout






24. Timid; fearful about the future






25. To absorb; to make similar






26. Having to do with the appreciation of beauty






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






28. Able to pay one's debts






29. The ability to form or understand an idea






30. Statement of high praise






31. The particular words an author uses in an essay






32. Clearness in thought or expression






33. Determined by impulse rather than reason






34. One who is independent and resists adherence to a group






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






36. Given freely; unearned; unwarranted






37. A sentence with three equally distinct and equally long parts






38. An argument that distracts the reader by raising issues irrelevant to the case






39. 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






40. Arrogant; vainly proud






41. Proper; marked by good taste






42. Describing a category or artistic endeavor






43. Expressing remorse for one's misdeeds






44. Open and sincere in expression; straightforward






45. The attribution of humanlike characteristics to inanimate objects - animals - or forces of nature






46. Characterized by the telling of a story






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






48. Referring to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned






49. Author - audience - purpose






50. Favorable; promising