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20 terms
AP English Language #4
alacrity
disdain
belligerent
intimidate
briskness, lively action
contempt
warlike
to overawe
alacrity
briskness, lively action
disdain
contempt
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AP English and Language 4
Troupe
Redemptive
Lenient
Discursive
A group of dancers, actors , or other entertainers who tour a…
Acting to save someone from error or evil
(Of punishment or a person in authority ) permissive, mercifu…
Digressing from subject to subject
Troupe
A group of dancers, actors , or other entertainers who tour a…
Redemptive
Acting to save someone from error or evil
9 terms
AP English Language 4
Tyranny
Resolution
Petrified
Exploit
Cruel use of authority; oppressive power
Firmness of purpose
Paralyzed with fear
Notable, heroic deed; feat
Tyranny
Cruel use of authority; oppressive power
Resolution
Firmness of purpose
20 terms
AP English Language #4
Claim
Clause
Climax
Closure
An assumption of something as fact.
A group of structurally related words that have a subject and…
The highest point.
To bring to an end or conclusion.
Claim
An assumption of something as fact.
Clause
A group of structurally related words that have a subject and…
10 terms
AP English Language and Composition #4
imply
employ
characterize
intimidate
expresses or states indirectly
to use something for a particular purpose
to describe the quality of something
using fear to get someone to do (or not do) something
imply
expresses or states indirectly
employ
to use something for a particular purpose
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AP English Language List 4
Coalesce
Paradoxical
Troupe
Redemptive
(v) come together and form one mass or whole
(adj) seemingly absurd or self-contradictory
(n) a group of dancers, actors, or other entertainers who tou…
(adj) acting to save someone from error or evil
Coalesce
(v) come together and form one mass or whole
Paradoxical
(adj) seemingly absurd or self-contradictory
10 terms
AP English language vocab 4
Coalesce
Paradoxical
Troupe
Redemptive
Come together and form one mass or whole
Seemingly absurd or self-contradictory
A group of dancers, actors, or other entertainers who tour as…
Acting to save someone from error or evil
Coalesce
Come together and form one mass or whole
Paradoxical
Seemingly absurd or self-contradictory
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AP English Language Vocab 4
Idiosyncrasy
Overweening
Malediction
Reputed
Serves to distinguish or identify.
Conceited.
Expression of hatred.
Having widespread acceptance.
Idiosyncrasy
Serves to distinguish or identify.
Overweening
Conceited.
10 terms
AP English Language Set 4
Paradox
Parody
Satire
Semantics
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be t…
A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic…
A literary work in which human vice or folly is attacked thro…
Linguistics The study or science of meaning in language.
Paradox
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be t…
Parody
A literary or artistic work that imitates the characteristic…
20 terms
AP English language test #4
Epistolary
Bildungsroman
Persona
Allegory
A piece of literature contained in or carried on by letters e…
A novel/story about the education or psychological growth of…
The voice or figure of the author who tells and structures th…
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Epistolary
A piece of literature contained in or carried on by letters e…
Bildungsroman
A novel/story about the education or psychological growth of…
9 terms
AP English Language and Composition 4
metaphor
metonymy
mood
narrative
A figure of speech using implied comparison of seemingly unli…
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using…
A literary element that evokes certain feelings
The telling of a story
metaphor
A figure of speech using implied comparison of seemingly unli…
metonymy
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using…
20 terms
AP English Language vocab 4
gratuitous
etymology
venerate
truism
adj. freely given or obtained; unearned; uncalled for; withou…
n. the source and development of a word; the study of word so…
v. to regard with deep respect, honor, or esteem; to revere
n. a statement the truth of which is obvious or well known
gratuitous
adj. freely given or obtained; unearned; uncalled for; withou…
etymology
n. the source and development of a word; the study of word so…
9 terms
AP English Language Vocab 4
agoraphobia
autonomy
biodegradable
duress
extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or public places
a state of existing or acting separately from others
capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organ…
threats, violence, contraints, or other action brought to bea…
agoraphobia
extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or public places
autonomy
a state of existing or acting separately from others
15 terms
AP English Language - Vocab 4
Celibate
Fortuitous
Recapitulate
Perfunctory
adj. abstaining from intercourse (n. celibacy)
adj. happening by chance; fortunate
v. to summarize, to repeat briefly
adj. done without care, in a routine
Celibate
adj. abstaining from intercourse (n. celibacy)
Fortuitous
adj. happening by chance; fortunate
15 terms
AP english language vocab 4
Abdicate
Amorphous
Consternation
Culpable
to give up a position, right, or power
(adj.) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular typ…
Sudden, alarming amazement or dread the results in utter conf…
Deserving blame
Abdicate
to give up a position, right, or power
Amorphous
(adj.) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular typ…
20 terms
AP English Language vocab 4
bane
blasphemous
cauldron
combustible
a cause of harm, ruin, or death... a source of persistent annoya…
committing or tending to commit to exhibit contemptuous or pr…
large vessel, such as a kettle or vat, used for boiling
capable of igniting and burning
bane
a cause of harm, ruin, or death... a source of persistent annoya…
blasphemous
committing or tending to commit to exhibit contemptuous or pr…
8 terms
AP English Language Roots 4
auto
eu
bio
phob
self
well
life
fear
auto
self
eu
well
40 terms
AP English Language vocab #4
Hinterland
Impediment
Juxtaposition
Noxious
Wilderness
Barrier, obstacle; speech disorder
Side-by-side placement
Harmful, unwholesome
Hinterland
Wilderness
Impediment
Barrier, obstacle; speech disorder
47 terms
Vocabulary 4 (AP English Language)
lacerate (v)
mien (n)
ostracize (v)
precipitate (adj;v)
to rip or tear in a harsh way
demeanor
to exclude from a group (society)
unusually fast, impulsive; to bring about in an abrupt manner
lacerate (v)
to rip or tear in a harsh way
mien (n)
demeanor
18 terms
AP English Language: Vocabulary Week 4/8
Antithesis
Apostrophe
Colloquialism
Concrete language
Direct opposite
A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or somethi…
a word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically on…
Language that describes specific, observable things, people,…
Antithesis
Direct opposite
Apostrophe
A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or somethi…
26 terms
AP English Language Mythological Allusions
Achilles' heel
Adonis
Apollo
Atlantean
MEANING: one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a per…
MEANING: a handsome young man... ORIGIN: Aphrodite loved him and…
MEANING: a physically perfect male... ORIGIN: the God of music a…
MEANING: strong like Atlas... ORIGIN: Atlas carried the globe (w…
Achilles' heel
MEANING: one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a per…
Adonis
MEANING: a handsome young man... ORIGIN: Aphrodite loved him and…
AP English 4: Levels of Language
Argot
Cant
Colloquialism
Dialect
~ A specialized language of an occupation, an idiomatic vocab…
~ A special language spoken by criminals, gypsies, beggars, a…
~ A word or phrase used in a conversation... ~ is more appropria…
~ A regional variety of language distinguished by features of…
Argot
~ A specialized language of an occupation, an idiomatic vocab…
Cant
~ A special language spoken by criminals, gypsies, beggars, a…
20 terms
Unit 4 AP English Language
Affable
Aggrandize
Amorphous
Archetype
Courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
To increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or in…
Shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or ch…
An original model on which something was patterned ; the idea…
Affable
Courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
Aggrandize
To increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or in…
14 terms
Glossary of Terms -- AP English Language and Composition4
Syllogism(n.): A deductive system of f…
Style(n.)- An evaluation of the sum of…
Symbol/Symbolism(n.)-Generally, anythi…
Syntax(n.)- The way an author chooses…
Syllogism
Style
Symbol/Symbolism
Syntax
Syllogism(n.): A deductive system of f…
Syllogism
Style(n.)- An evaluation of the sum of…
Style
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AP English Language Lesson 4
Calibate
Fortuitous
Recapitulates
Perfunctory
Abstaining from intercourse; unmarried.
Happening by chance or accident.
To summarize; to repeat briefly.
Done without care; in a routine.
Calibate
Abstaining from intercourse; unmarried.
Fortuitous
Happening by chance or accident.
20 terms
AP English Language Review
Parallelism
Anaphora
Paradox
Asyndeton
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically th…
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
A seemingly contradictory statement that is actually true
The lack of conjunctions where they normally would be used
Parallelism
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically th…
Anaphora
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
66 terms
AP English Language Vocabulary
Ad Hominem Argument
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than ad…
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea…
Ad Hominem Argument
Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than ad…
Allegory
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
84 terms
AP English Language Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea…
Uncertain or indefinite; subject to more than one interpretat…
Allegory
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
100 terms
AP English language Terms
Personification
Antithesis
Oxymoron
Sarcasm
The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or conc…
the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are bal…
From the Greek for "pointedly foolish," ___ is a figure of sp…
from the Greek meaning "to tear flesh," ___ involves bitter,…
Personification
The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or conc…
Antithesis
the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are bal…
49 terms
AP English Language Vocabulary
Ad Hominem Argument
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than ad…
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea…
Ad Hominem Argument
Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than ad…
Allegory
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
32 terms
AP English Language Vocabulary Pages 3 &4
conventional
device
diction
didactic
(adjective) following certain conventions, or traditional tec…
(noun) a plan; something used to produce artistic effect
(noun) word choice, particularly as element of style; differe…
(adjective) a term used to describe fiction or nonfiction tha…
conventional
(adjective) following certain conventions, or traditional tec…
device
(noun) a plan; something used to produce artistic effect
34 terms
AP English Language Biblical Allusions
Alpha and Omega
Armageddon
blind leading the blind
Cain and Abel/brother's keeper
MEANING: The beginning and the end... ORIGIN: from Revelations i…
MEANING: used to refer to any final conflict on a great scale…
MEANING: one of little experience teaching or showing someone…
MEANING: to indicate someone avoiding responsibility for the…
Alpha and Omega
MEANING: The beginning and the end... ORIGIN: from Revelations i…
Armageddon
MEANING: used to refer to any final conflict on a great scale…
AP English Language quiz 4
Antithesis
Apostrophe
Colloquialism
Concrete language
Direct opposite
A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or somethi…
a word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically on…
Language that describes specific, observable things, people,…
Antithesis
Direct opposite
Apostrophe
A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or somethi…
17 terms
AP English Language Terms: List 4
Repetition
Rhetorical Modes
Rhetorical Question
Sarcasm
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect or emphasis.
This flexible term describes the variety, the conventions, an…
A question asked merely for rhetorical effect and not requiri…
A generally bitter comment that is ironically worded to make…
Repetition
Repeated use of sounds, words, or ideas for effect or emphasis.
Rhetorical Modes
This flexible term describes the variety, the conventions, an…
22 terms
AP English Language Historical Allusions
Attila
berserk
blarney
Casanova
MEANING: barbarian, rough leader... ORIGIN: King of the Huns fro…
MEANING: destructively or frenetically violent, mental or emo…
MEANING: has also come to mean to placate with soft talk or t…
MEANING: a man who is amorously and gallantly attentive to wo…
Attila
MEANING: barbarian, rough leader... ORIGIN: King of the Huns fro…
berserk
MEANING: destructively or frenetically violent, mental or emo…
22 terms
AP English Unit 4 Vocab - Figurative Language
hyperbole
litotes
oxymoron
paradox
exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis... examples: "You…
employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in ot…
two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect... examples: o…
contrary to expectations, existing belief or perceived opinio…
hyperbole
exaggeration of ideas for the sake of emphasis... examples: "You…
litotes
employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in ot…
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AP English Language Vocab #4 & #5
tenuous
transient
slovenly
fulsome
slender
temporary
untidy
repulsive
tenuous
slender
transient
temporary
16 terms
AP English Language: Root Words #4
rupt
tract
ven
voc
break
drag, pull
come
call
rupt
break
tract
drag, pull
74 terms
AP English Language
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
a work that functions on a symbolic level
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed s…
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary wo…
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some re…
Allegory
a work that functions on a symbolic level
Alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed s…
66 terms
AP English Language Vocabulary
Ad Hominem Argument
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than ad…
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea…
Ad Hominem Argument
Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than ad…
Allegory
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
20 terms
AP English Language Summer Vocabulary Quiz
The fisherman went to the bank. This i…
An Anecdote is
Ethos, Logos, Pathos are
Author's distinguishing style, tone, p…
Lexical Ambiguity
A brief story used to illustrate or make a point.
Appeals
Voice
The fisherman went to the bank. This i…
Lexical Ambiguity
An Anecdote is
A brief story used to illustrate or make a point.
26 terms
AP English Language Mythological Allusions
Achilles' heel
Adonis
Apollo
Atlantean
MEANING: one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a per…
MEANING: a handsome young man... ORIGIN: Aphrodite loved him and…
MEANING: a physically perfect male... ORIGIN: the God of music a…
MEANING: strong like Atlas... ORIGIN: Atlas carried the globe (w…
Achilles' heel
MEANING: one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a per…
Adonis
MEANING: a handsome young man... ORIGIN: Aphrodite loved him and…
Set #4 - AP English Language & Composition Jargon
analogy
balanced sentence
coherence
diction
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some…
A sentence in which words, phrases or clauses are set off aga…
A principal demanding that the parts of any composition be ar…
The word choices made by a writer, especially with regard to…
analogy
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some…
balanced sentence
A sentence in which words, phrases or clauses are set off aga…
10 terms
AP Language 4
ubiquitous
banal
platitude
delude
being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omniprese…
so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring: ... "...s…
a remark or statement (especially of a moral nature) that has…
to impose a misleading belief upon someone; to deceive; to fo…
ubiquitous
being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omniprese…
banal
so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring: ... "...s…
9 terms
AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION WEEK 4
Tyranny
Resolution
Petrified
Exploit
Creul use of authority; oppressive power
Firmness of purpose
Paralyzed with fear
Notable, heroic deed, feat
Tyranny
Creul use of authority; oppressive power
Resolution
Firmness of purpose
20 terms
AP English Language Vocabulary 4 - Zallen
Detritus
Convoluted
Adjudicate
Accentuation
Debris; waste.
Complex and ambiguous.
To make a formal, definite decision on a matter or issue.
The act of emphasizing something.
Detritus
Debris; waste.
Convoluted
Complex and ambiguous.
14 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocab 4
Parody
Pedantic
Periodic sentence
Personification
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another…
An adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone t…
A sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause…
A figure of speech in which the author presents or describes…
Parody
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another…
Pedantic
An adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone t…
40 terms
WILSON // AP English Language Academic Vocabulary #4
Hinterland
Impediment
Juxtaposition
Liberation
Wilderness
Barrier; obstacle; speech disorder
Side by side placement
Freedom, emancipation
Hinterland
Wilderness
Impediment
Barrier; obstacle; speech disorder
13 terms
Unit 4 AP English Language and Composition
Neologism
Organic Form
Oxymoron
Slang
A new word or expression or a new meaning of a word ex: selfi…
The structure of a work that has grown naturally from the aut…
A combination of words that have opposite or very different m…
Words that are not part of standard vocabulary that are used…
Neologism
A new word or expression or a new meaning of a word ex: selfi…
Organic Form
The structure of a work that has grown naturally from the aut…
53 terms
Loe's AP English Language (AP 3) and Literature (AP 4) Grammar Terms
Noun
Verb
Adverb
Adjective
part of speech that is a person, place, thing, or idea
part of speech that is an action or state of being
part of speech that answers how, for what reason, to what ext…
part of speech that answers what kind, which one, or how many…
Noun
part of speech that is a person, place, thing, or idea
Verb
part of speech that is an action or state of being
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