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The Unofficial AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary Guide Week 2

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values
1. Principles (morals, standards, ethics, ideology)
beliefs
1. Viewpoint, thinking (certainty)
integrity
1. With honesty (trustworthiness, truthfulness, reliability)
tradition
1. habit or continuing pattern handed down over time (custom, ritual, practice)
beliefs
2. Way of life, tenet (conviction)
beliefs
3. Faith and confidence in spiritual truth (doctrine, dogma)
integrity
2. Devotion to uprightness, honor, and character
special rules
1. a formal court order by a referee
special rules
2. a set of guidelines that is particular to a subject
reason
1. grounds, rationale (basis, foundation, argument)
reason
2. Cause, motive, motivation
analysis/analytic/analytical
1. examination (scrutiny, investigation)
analysis/analytic/analytical
2. logical inspection for proof, breaking down into its parts
abstract
1. theoretical (intangible, conceptual)
abstract
3. a single paragraph stating a research project or written piece's main points and outcomes
abstract
2. conjectural, speculative
perspective
1. Ideas, viewpoint (perception)
persuading
1. The act of influencing a person to decide a specific way (convince)
persuading
2. To appeal to reason, to get another to make a choice between two or more items,
directions, or actions
convincing
1. Persuading with evidence (to sway toward a decision)
discourse
1. Spoken dialogue or conversation (discussion, communication)
active voice
1. The placement of the verb so that the subject is doing the acting
active voice
2. The opposite of passive voice
Example: Marcus posted his response early in the week
passive voice
1. The placement of words in a sentence where the subject is acted on by the verb, often using the forms of "to be"
passive voice
2. The opposite of active voice
Example: The response had been posted by Marcus early in the week.
eloquence
1. Expressive and articulate use of words (fluency, ease)
eloquence
2. Speaking persuasively (powerful effectiveness in speech)
ambivalent/ambivalence
1. Unsure, hesitant, undecided
ambivalent/ambivalence
2. Having two possible beliefs (conflicting feelings)
omnipotent
1. All-powerful (supreme, unstoppable, invincible)
omniscient
1. unlimited knowledge and understanding of all things
omnipresent
1. ever-present (all-pervading, everywhere, ubiquitous)
propitiatory/propitiation
1. [adjective] making propitiation (appeasing, conciliatory, peace-making)
propitiatory/propitiation
2. [noun] the action of the Grace of God through Jesus Christ on the Cross, where the
wrath of God is appeased by Jesus' atonement and payment for our sin, and we are
brought right in our standing with God
inveterate
1. chronic or habitual, deep-rooted
inveterate
2. set in ways, hardened, or incurable, as in a bad habit
contemporary
1. modern-day and current