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54 terms
Pre-AP American Literature
indignant
perfidious
sanguine
enervating
angry; resentful; outraged; annoyed
disloyal
optimistic; cheerful; hopeful
tiring, weakening
indignant
angry; resentful; outraged; annoyed
perfidious
disloyal
15 terms
Pre-AP American Literature - Vocab List #4
contiguous
conciliatory
credible
exonerate
sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile.
capable of being believed; plausible.
to free from blame.
contiguous
sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
conciliatory
appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile.
75 terms
Vocabulary Words for Gray Pre-AP American Literature
abet -v
anarchronism-n
baroque-adj
chicanery-n
encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or…
highly ornate and extravagant in style
the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or leg…
abet -v
encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong
anarchronism-n
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or…
15 terms
Pre-AP American Literature - Vocab List #3
derivative
esoteric
gaffe
idiosyncrasy
(n.) something that comes from another source.
(adj.) intended for or understood by only a small group.
(n.) clumsy social error; a faux pas.
(n.) a characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
derivative
(n.) something that comes from another source.
esoteric
(adj.) intended for or understood by only a small group.
10 terms
Pre-AP American Literature - Vocab List #5
substantiate
veracity
vindicate
cajole
(v.) to support with proof or evidence; verify.
(n.) adherence to the truth; truthfulness.
(v.) to free from blame.
(v.) to urge with repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery.
substantiate
(v.) to support with proof or evidence; verify.
veracity
(n.) adherence to the truth; truthfulness.
15 terms
Pre-AP American Literature - Vocab List #2
precocious
prospectus
rudimentary
abstruse
(adj.) exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude or ma…
(n.) formal proposal.
(adj.) basic; elementary; in the earliest stages of developme…
(adj.) difficult to understand.
precocious
(adj.) exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude or ma…
prospectus
(n.) formal proposal.
20 terms
pre-AP American Literature Mid-Year Vocab
didactic
insinuate
rhetoric
ascertain
(adj.) instructive
(v.) to imply or communicate stealthily
(n.) the art of using language effectively and persuasively
(v.) to find out, as through investigation or experimentation
didactic
(adj.) instructive
insinuate
(v.) to imply or communicate stealthily
19 terms
pre-AP American Literature Vocabulary List 1
candid
conjecture
didactic
euphemism
(adj.) completely honest, straightforward
(v.) inference; guesswork
(adj.) instructive
(n.) mild, indirect or vague term, blunt; makes something sou…
candid
(adj.) completely honest, straightforward
conjecture
(v.) inference; guesswork
28 terms
Pre AP/IB American Literature Midterm Vocab
Amable
Ascribe
Upbraid
Clientele
To walk slowly in a free and relaxed way
To refer to a supposed cause, source or author
To speak in an angry or critical way (someone who has done so…
The group of people who are regular customers at a particular…
Amable
To walk slowly in a free and relaxed way
Ascribe
To refer to a supposed cause, source or author
20 terms
Pre-AP American Literature - Midyear Exam Vocab
didactic
erudition
assimilate
orthodox
(adj.) instructive.
(n.) deep, extensive learning.
(v.) to absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar.
(adj.) adhering to the traditional and established, especiall…
didactic
(adj.) instructive.
erudition
(n.) deep, extensive learning.
20 terms
Pre-AP American Literature Vocabulary 15-16
abomination (n)
anarchy (n)
befuddle (v)
beguile (v)
a thing that causes deep hatred or disgust
political and social disorder due to the absence of governmen…
to confuse
to influence by trickery or flattery; to mislead or delude
abomination (n)
a thing that causes deep hatred or disgust
anarchy (n)
political and social disorder due to the absence of governmen…
32 terms
Pre-AP American Literature Fall Final
Incessant
Incantation
Assuage
Contrite
unceasing (adj)
a chant (n)
to soothe or to relieve (v)
admitting or feeling guilt (adj)
Incessant
unceasing (adj)
Incantation
a chant (n)
66 terms
Pre IB/AP American Literature Final Review
Chief Seattle's Oration
Iroquois Creation Myth
Snake the Cause
At the Time of the White Dawn
Admitted defeat, Americans can take their land but their spir…
A woman fell and gave birth to an evil child and a good child…
How to cure a toothache
Hunting, necessity... Humility of the hunter... In the deer's persp…
Chief Seattle's Oration
Admitted defeat, Americans can take their land but their spir…
Iroquois Creation Myth
A woman fell and gave birth to an evil child and a good child…
19 terms
Pre-AP American Literature - Vocab List #1, Cycle 1
candid
conjecture
didactic
euphemism
(adj.) completely honest; straightforward.
(v.) inference; guesswork.
(adj.) instructive.
(n.) a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh…
candid
(adj.) completely honest; straightforward.
conjecture
(v.) inference; guesswork.
45 terms
Pre-AP Literature Poetry Terms
ALLEGORY
ALLITERATION
ALLUSION
ANALOGY
story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand…
repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words t…
reference to someone or something that is known from history,…
Comparison made between two things to show how they are alike,
ALLEGORY
story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand…
ALLITERATION
repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words t…
36 terms
American Imperialism Pre-AP
Alfred T. Mahan
Yellow Journalism
Platt Amendment
U.S.S. Maine
Author who argued in 1890 that the economic future of the Uni…
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news t…
Legislation that severely restricted Cuba's sovereignty and g…
"start" of the Span-Amer war; exploded off the coast of cuba…
Alfred T. Mahan
Author who argued in 1890 that the economic future of the Uni…
Yellow Journalism
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news t…
41 terms
Pre-AP Elements of Literature
alliteration
allusion
analogy
antagonist
a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the sam…
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or…
a comparison in which an idea or thing is compared to another…
a character or a group of characters which stand in oppositio…
alliteration
a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the sam…
allusion
a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or…
15 terms
Pre Ap-Literature English
furtively(adv)
raucous(adv)
permeate(v)
unobtrusively(adv)
taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret:
harsh; strident; grating
to become diffused; penetrate
not projecting; inconspicuous, unassertive, or reticent
furtively(adv)
taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret:
raucous(adv)
harsh; strident; grating
52 terms
pre-ap world literature
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Odyssey
Oedipus the King
classic hero
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886, Scottish(UK)
Homer, 1250 BC, Greek, Greek hero
Sophecles, 400s BC, Athenian, tragic hero
~high or noble birth... ~larger than life characters in myths an…
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886, Scottish(UK)
Odyssey
Homer, 1250 BC, Greek, Greek hero
17 terms
Pre AP Literature
Style
Structure
Theme
Repetition
Dialect dialogue and quotation
Arrangement between part or element
Lesson of the story
Repeating what is said
Style
Dialect dialogue and quotation
Structure
Arrangement between part or element
19 terms
Pre-Ap Literature
Style
Structure
Theme
choices a writer makes combinations of distinctive features o…
arrangement of entire work
Central Idea or insight about human condition found in a work
Style
choices a writer makes combinations of distinctive features o…
Structure
arrangement of entire work
12 terms
Literature for Pre-AP Sophomore English
The Odyssey
Of Mice and Men
The Tragedy of Romeo and juliet
Animal Farm
A sequel and part of the first epic tale with a hero who neve…
Two migrant workers in this novella search for work and are t…
This play features the oft-copied "star-crossed lovers" who l…
An allegory featuring Old Major, Snowball, and Napoleon
The Odyssey
A sequel and part of the first epic tale with a hero who neve…
Of Mice and Men
Two migrant workers in this novella search for work and are t…
110 terms
PreAP Literature Allusions
1066
Abraham's Sacrifice
Ahab
Albatross around one's neck
-Battle of Hastings between William (The Conqueror) of Norman…
-God tested Abraham's commitment by sacrificing his son Isaac…
-allusion seen in Moby Dick ... -Ahab was married to Jezabel who…
-heavy load of guilt that becomes an obstacle concerning one'…
1066
-Battle of Hastings between William (The Conqueror) of Norman…
Abraham's Sacrifice
-God tested Abraham's commitment by sacrificing his son Isaac…
84 terms
AP American Literature Vocabulary
diction
figurative language
rhetoric
rhetorical devices
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persua…
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of exp…
diction
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
figurative language
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
50 terms
Pre AP American Lit
factious
ignoble
boor
aegis
causing disagreement
dishonorable:shameful
a rude or impolite person
a shield; protection
factious
causing disagreement
ignoble
dishonorable:shameful
21 terms
Pre AP Literature Midterm
simile
metaphor
personification
imagery
a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarit…
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an…
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics…
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a…
simile
a figure of speech that makes a comparison, showing similarit…
metaphor
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an…
106 terms
Pre-AP Literature Exam
Ad hominem
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Refers to the specific diversionary tactic of switching the a…
A literary work that portrays abstract ideas concretely
Repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of se…
Brief reference to a person, an event, or a place (real or fi…
Ad hominem
Refers to the specific diversionary tactic of switching the a…
Allegory
A literary work that portrays abstract ideas concretely
76 terms
Pre-AP literature final
Mal
Bene
Dict
Vol
Bad
Good
To speak
To wish
Mal
Bad
Bene
Good
30 terms
Pre-AP American Lit.
abomination
anarchy
befuddle
beguile
a thing that causes disgust or hatred
chaos, disorder
to confuse; to perplex
To deceive; to charm; to enchant
abomination
a thing that causes disgust or hatred
anarchy
chaos, disorder
29 terms
Pre-Ap Literature Final
Anthropomorphism
Asyndeton
Parallelism
Anaphora
Attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, an…
The omission or absence of a conjunction between parts of a s…
Similar structures. Repetition of chosen grammatical form.
Repetition of a word to add emphasis
Anthropomorphism
Attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, an…
Asyndeton
The omission or absence of a conjunction between parts of a s…
25 terms
pre-AP Literature Mrs. Karnotski
abstruse
affable
audacity
contrite
difficult to understand, recondite or concealed
friendly, courteous, amiable
excessive boldness, rashness, & daring
extremely apologetic, remorseful, and repentant
abstruse
difficult to understand, recondite or concealed
affable
friendly, courteous, amiable
40 terms
pre-ap literature terms to know
allegory
anapestic
anecdote
antagonist
a story told on two levels and intended to teach a moral less…
metrical foot consisting of two unstressed syllables followed…
a very short story told to make a point
the main adversary of the hero/heroine, or protagonist
allegory
a story told on two levels and intended to teach a moral less…
anapestic
metrical foot consisting of two unstressed syllables followed…
16 terms
Literature Concepts- Pre-Ap English
plot
theme
dynamic
static
story or plan of a book, play, novel, etc.... series of events;…
the moral; the point; takeaway
inward change
same
plot
story or plan of a book, play, novel, etc.... series of events;…
theme
the moral; the point; takeaway
65 terms
Pre-AP Literature: Terms to Know
allegory
allegory example
allusion
alliteration
A story told on two levels and intended to teach a moral lesson
"The Prodigal Son"; Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"
Reference to a statement, a person, a place, or an event from…
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words clos…
allegory
A story told on two levels and intended to teach a moral lesson
allegory example
"The Prodigal Son"; Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"
Pre-Ap World Literature Review
Setting
Characterization
Plot
Point of View
the time and location where a story takes place.
a process of representing different aspects of a character an…
The process of resolutions in a novel
the vantage in which the author wrote the story
Setting
the time and location where a story takes place.
Characterization
a process of representing different aspects of a character an…
85 terms
AP Language & American Literature Terms
diction
figurative language
rhetoric
rhetorical devices
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persua…
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of exp…
diction
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
figurative language
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
22 terms
American Literature Pre Civil War
Bunyan
Bradstreet
Edward Taylor
Washington Irving
Pilgrim's Progress (biblical in language/context, for the com…
To my Dear and Loving Husband: "if ever two were one, then su…
Huswiefry: "Make me, O Lord, thy Spinning Wheele complete. Th…
American writer remembered for the stories "Rip Van Winkle" a…
Bunyan
Pilgrim's Progress (biblical in language/context, for the com…
Bradstreet
To my Dear and Loving Husband: "if ever two were one, then su…
33 terms
AP American Literature: Appeals
Ad Hominem (Personal Attack)
Example of Ad Hominem
Bandwagon Fallacy
Example of Bandwagon Fallacy
an argument in which you offer premises that you the arguer d…
William Dembski argues that modern biology supports the idea…
arguments that appeal to the growing popularity of an idea as…
Increasingly, people are coming to believe that Eastern relig…
Ad Hominem (Personal Attack)
an argument in which you offer premises that you the arguer d…
Example of Ad Hominem
William Dembski argues that modern biology supports the idea…
20 terms
Vocabulary AP American Literature
Abhor
Amicable
Benevolent
Camaraderie
To really hate
Agreeable
Friendly, helpful
Togetherness, trust, group dynamic of trust
Abhor
To really hate
Amicable
Agreeable
33 terms
Pre-AP American Revolution
Admiralty courts
Arsenal
Autocratic
Blockade
Special administrative courts designed to handle maritime cas…
Place for making or storing weapons and ammunition
Marked by strict authoritarian rule, without content or parti…
Isolation of a place by hostile ships or troops
Admiralty courts
Special administrative courts designed to handle maritime cas…
Arsenal
Place for making or storing weapons and ammunition
131 terms
AP American Literature Vocabulary
Circumspect
Perspicacious
Pragmatic
Didactic
Careful, prudent and discreet
Shrewd and clear-sighted
Practical
Intrusive
Circumspect
Careful, prudent and discreet
Perspicacious
Shrewd and clear-sighted
25 terms
AP American Literature Vocabulary
Debilitate
Sanctimonious
Dogmatic
Quell
To impair the strength of, to weaken
Feigning piety or righteousness
Stubbornly attached to insufficiently proven beliefs
To put down by force, to suppress
Debilitate
To impair the strength of, to weaken
Sanctimonious
Feigning piety or righteousness
37 terms
Pre AP American Gov
Preamble
Separation of power
Popular sovereignty
Judicial review
Introduction to the constitution. Explains the goals and purp…
The three branches; executive, legislative, judicial
Rules by the people
Power for courts to declare laws and actions unconstitutional
Preamble
Introduction to the constitution. Explains the goals and purp…
Separation of power
The three branches; executive, legislative, judicial
75 terms
AP American Literature Terms
Abstract
Adage
Allegory
Alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
Abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
Adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
15 terms
AP American Literature Vocabulary
Abstract
Cacophonous
Discordant
Enhance
Theoretical
harsh sounding
conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or de…
Abstract
Theoretical
Cacophonous
harsh sounding
20 terms
AP American Literature Vocabulary
Haughty
Visage
Flagrant
Spectral
Blatantly and disdainfully proud
The face, countenance, or appearance of a person
Conspicuously offensive
Of, relating to, or a suggesting a specter; ghostly
Haughty
Blatantly and disdainfully proud
Visage
The face, countenance, or appearance of a person
78 terms
AP American Literature Terms
Alliteration
Allusion
Amplification
Anadiplosis
The recurrence of initial consonant sound.
A short informal reference to a famous person or event
Repeating a word or expression while adding more detail to it…
Repeats the last word of one phrase, clause, or sentence at o…
Alliteration
The recurrence of initial consonant sound.
Allusion
A short informal reference to a famous person or event
33 terms
Pre-AP American Revolution
Admiralty courts
Arsenal
Autocratic
Blockade
Special administrative courts designed to handle maritime cas…
Place for making or storing weapons and ammunition
Marked by strict authoritarian rule, without content or parti…
Isolation of a place by hostile ships or troops
Admiralty courts
Special administrative courts designed to handle maritime cas…
Arsenal
Place for making or storing weapons and ammunition
64 terms
AP American Literature Terms
Anaphora
Malapropism
Non sequitur
Oxymoron
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
Mistaken use of a word that sounds like another word
A conclusion or statement that does not follow the previous s…
Contradictory terms in conjunction
Anaphora
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
Malapropism
Mistaken use of a word that sounds like another word
AP Literature - Pre-Assessment - Polnac
Epistolary Novel
Existential Novel
Gothic Novel
Novel of manners
a novel told through the medium of letters written by one or…
a literary movement of the mid-twentieth century which holds…
a genre of fiction characterized by mystery and supernatural…
a work of fiction that re-creates a social world, conveying w…
Epistolary Novel
a novel told through the medium of letters written by one or…
Existential Novel
a literary movement of the mid-twentieth century which holds…
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