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AP Literature & Composition Week 6-Vocabulary and Morphemes
austere
corpulent
derisive
effeminate
adjective... simple and harsh... strict; forbidding... 1300-50; Midd…
adjective... large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.... 1350-14…
adjective... expressing or causing derision; mocking... 1655-65
adjective... (of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, et…
austere
adjective... simple and harsh... strict; forbidding... 1300-50; Midd…
corpulent
adjective... large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat.... 1350-14…
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AP Literature and Composition Week 4
Characterization
Cliché
Climax
Narration (composition)
The creation of believable fictitious personalities
An overused phrase which had lost its freshness
The turning point of the action on the plot. The climax repre…
Tells about an event or series of events. The chief purpose i…
Characterization
The creation of believable fictitious personalities
Cliché
An overused phrase which had lost its freshness
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary 6
Copious (adj)
Coquette (n)
Debilitate (v)
Toxic (adj)
Plentiful
A Flirt
To Weaken
Poisonous
Copious (adj)
Plentiful
Coquette (n)
A Flirt
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AP Literature and Composition: Vocabulary 6
magnanimous
meander
mediocre
mesmerize
(adj.) generous
(v.) to wander
(adj.) low quality
(v.) to hypnotize
magnanimous
(adj.) generous
meander
(v.) to wander
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AP Literature and Composition Unit 6
Abortive
Bruit
Contumelious
Dictum
(adj.) failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only…
(v.) to spread news, reports, or unsubstantiated rumors
(adj.) insolent or rude in speech or behavior; insultingly ab…
(n.) a short saying; an authoritative statement
Abortive
(adj.) failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only…
Bruit
(v.) to spread news, reports, or unsubstantiated rumors
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AP Literature and Composition Week 3
Coinage, Neologism
Colloquialism
Colonialism
Comedy
New word!
Everyday word or phrase "not proper English"
Occupation of one country to another.
Play wrote to amuse
Coinage, Neologism
New word!
Colloquialism
Everyday word or phrase "not proper English"
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AP Literature and Composition - Week 3
Message
Metaphor
Meter
Metonymy
A misleading term for theme; the central idea or statement of…
One thing pictured as if it were something else, suggesting a…
The more or less regular pattern of stressed and unstressed s…
A figure of speech in which an attribute or commonly associat…
Message
A misleading term for theme; the central idea or statement of…
Metaphor
One thing pictured as if it were something else, suggesting a…
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AP Literature and Composition Week 4
Emblematic Poems
Empathy
End Rhyme
End stopped
Poem in shape of subject (George Herbert's Easter Wings)
Feeling of Association
Rhyme ending of verse lines
Poetry line with a pause at the end
Emblematic Poems
Poem in shape of subject (George Herbert's Easter Wings)
Empathy
Feeling of Association
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AP Literature and Composition - Week 4
Sarcasm
Satire
Scansion
Setting
A form of verbal irony in which apparent praise is actually h…
A literary work that holds up human failings to ridicule and…
The analysis of a verse to show its meter
The time and place of the action in a story, poem, or play.
Sarcasm
A form of verbal irony in which apparent praise is actually h…
Satire
A literary work that holds up human failings to ridicule and…
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AP Literature and Composition: Vocab 6
Chastise
Chimerical
Chronic
Circumspect
Verb... To criticize severly
Adjective... Far fetched, absurd, unlikely
Adjective... Long lasting, repeating or constant
Adjective... Careful, with attention to detail
Chastise
Verb... To criticize severly
Chimerical
Adjective... Far fetched, absurd, unlikely
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AP Literature & Composition List 6
adulation
censure
dissemble
dissimulation
obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise.
express severe disapproval of (someone or something), typical…
conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs.
concealment of one's thoughts, feelings, or character; preten…
adulation
obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise.
censure
express severe disapproval of (someone or something), typical…
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AP Literature/Language and Composition Vocabulary Week 3
Carbuncle
Catharsis
Caucus
Caveat (emptor)
a severe abscess or multiple boil in the skin, typically infe…
the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from,…
a meeting of the members of a legislative body who are member…
a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or…
Carbuncle
a severe abscess or multiple boil in the skin, typically infe…
Catharsis
the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from,…
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AP Literature and Composition Terms
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anachronism
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
sound device; repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sou…
figure of speech which makes brief reference to an historical…
something out of its place in time or history. Ex: Julius Cae…
allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
alliteration
sound device; repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sou…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocab Week 2
oblivious
decade
indolent
despised
(adj) unmindful; unconscious; unaware
(n) a period of ten years
(adj) having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slot…
(adj) regarded with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain;…
oblivious
(adj) unmindful; unconscious; unaware
decade
(n) a period of ten years
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AP Literature and Composition Vocab Week 1
Adonis
aegis
amazon
ambrosial
(n) a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pas…
(n) the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena, bearing at i…
(n) a member of a legendary race of female warriors believed…
(adj) exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially de…
Adonis
(n) a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pas…
aegis
(n) the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena, bearing at i…
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AP Literature/Language and Composition Week 5
Eschew
Eulogy
Euphemism
Fell (adj)
Deliberately avoid using; abstain from
A speech or piece of writing that praises someone or somethin…
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one con…
Of terrible evil or ferocity; deadly
Eschew
Deliberately avoid using; abstain from
Eulogy
A speech or piece of writing that praises someone or somethin…
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AP English Literature and Composition: Vocabulary Week 3
Vindicate (v)
Imperious (adj)
Cryptic (adj)
Futile (adj)
clear (someone) of blame or suspicion... show or prove to be ri…
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant a…
having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure
incapable of producing any useful result; pointless
Vindicate (v)
clear (someone) of blame or suspicion... show or prove to be ri…
Imperious (adj)
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant a…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary (week 3-4)
incognito (n.)
cognizant (adj.)
farcicial (adj.)
discursive (adj.)
one who is in disguise
aware about something
ridiculous and comical
shifting from one subject to another
incognito (n.)
one who is in disguise
cognizant (adj.)
aware about something
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English Literature and Composition AP
theme
verisimilitude
tone
diction
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or…
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probabl…
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that…
a writer's or speaker's choice of words
theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or…
verisimilitude
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probabl…
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AP English Literature and Composition
adage
allegory
alliteration
allusion
A saying that becomes widely accepted as truth over time. Usu…
A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
The repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
A reference to a person, place, or event meant to create an e…
adage
A saying that becomes widely accepted as truth over time. Usu…
allegory
A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
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Terms for AP Literature and Composition
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
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AP Literature and Composition SAT Week of 1/11/16
cryptic
sagacious
iniquitous
castigate
adj. hidden; hard to understand; mysterious and obscure... adv.…
adj. wise... n. sage/sagacity... adv. sagaciously
adj. showing a lack of fairness; wicked; vicious... n. iniquity
v. to scold or punish severely... n. castigation
cryptic
adj. hidden; hard to understand; mysterious and obscure... adv.…
sagacious
adj. wise... n. sage/sagacity... adv. sagaciously
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AP English Literature and Composition Tone Vocabulary 6
Bristled
Credulous
Enervated
Inane
annoyed, irritated
gullible, trusting
languid, lethargic
ridiculous, mindless
Bristled
annoyed, irritated
Credulous
gullible, trusting
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AP Literature & Composition: Everything Diction, Week 4
Colloquial
Concise
Dialectical
Domestic
informal; characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or fam…
expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form
relating to the logical discussion of ideas and opinions
of or relating to the running of a home or to family relation…
Colloquial
informal; characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or fam…
Concise
expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form
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AP Literature and Composition (12): Vocab 6
Carnal
Carp
Castigate
Cataclysm
(adj) bodily, earthly (as opposed to spiritual)
(v) complaining, fault finding, nit picking
(v) to punish severely (implying an intention to improve or c…
(n) violent upheaval; a natural disaster that causes changes…
Carnal
(adj) bodily, earthly (as opposed to spiritual)
Carp
(v) complaining, fault finding, nit picking
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
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AP Literature and Composition: Week 1 Vocab
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection
to accept, comply
sharp animosity, harshness
keenness, sharp-wittedness
abnegation
self-denial, rejection
acquiesce
to accept, comply
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AP Literature and Composition: Week 4 Vocab
avarice
calumny
consonant
dearth
greed, cupidity
slander, defamation
in harmony with, in agreement
scarcity, shortage
avarice
greed, cupidity
calumny
slander, defamation
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AP Literature and Composition Week 4 Vobaulary
Akin - adjective.
Corroborate - verb.
Inexorable - adjective.
Insipid - adjective.
Of similar character. ; related by blood. ... Example sentence:…
Confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding.)…
Impossible to stop or prevent. ; (of a person) impossible to…
Lacking flavor. ; lacking vigor or interest.... Example sentence…
Akin - adjective.
Of similar character. ; related by blood. ... Example sentence:…
Corroborate - verb.
Confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding.)…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocab Week 5
bliss
blithe
buoy
buoyant
(n) supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment
(adj) without thought or regard; carefree; heedless; joyous,…
(v) to sustain or encourage (often followed by up); to float…
(adj) not easily depressed; cheerful; cheering or invigorating
bliss
(n) supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment
blithe
(adj) without thought or regard; carefree; heedless; joyous,…
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AP Literature and Composition: Week 5 Vocab
impolitic
incarnadine
indigenous
indigent
unwise, irresponsible
blood-red, crimson
native, inherent
destitute, impoverished
impolitic
unwise, irresponsible
incarnadine
blood-red, crimson
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AP Literature and Composition: Week 3 Vocab
codicil
copious
diametrical
disburse
supplement or change to a will
abundant, plentiful
direct opposite, absolute reverse
distribute, payout
codicil
supplement or change to a will
copious
abundant, plentiful
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AP Literature and Composition: Week 2 Vocab
abrogate
anachronistic
ardor
auspicious
nullify, abolish
set in the wrong time, misdated
zeal, passion
favorable, promising
abrogate
nullify, abolish
anachronistic
set in the wrong time, misdated
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Lesson 6 Vocabulary - AP Literature & Composition
abdicate (verb)
aphorism (noun)
benign (adj)
dispassionate (adj)
to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, resp…
a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as "i…
showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness
free from or unaffected by passion; devoid of personal feelin…
abdicate (verb)
to renounce or relinquish a throne, right, power, claim, resp…
aphorism (noun)
a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as "i…
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AP Literature and Composition Week 1 Vocabulary
Drama
Playwright
Closet drama
Dialogue
a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pan…
a writer of plays; dramatist.
drama appropriate for reading rather than for acting.... a play…
conversation between two or more persons.... the conversation be…
Drama
a composition in prose or verse presenting in dialogue or pan…
Playwright
a writer of plays; dramatist.
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AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary Week #4
Cicerone
Hector
Hedonism
Nestor
A guide, especially one who takes tourists to museums, monume…
To bully, intimidate or harass by bluster.
An attitude or way of life based on the idea that pleasure or…
A senior figure or leader in one's field.
Cicerone
A guide, especially one who takes tourists to museums, monume…
Hector
To bully, intimidate or harass by bluster.
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AP Literature & Composition- Unit 6 Vocabulary
aside
soliloquy
tragedy
hamartia
(n.) a brief speech in which a character turns from the perso…
(n.) a speech in which a character, alone on the stage, addre…
(n.) a serious and often somber drama, written in prose or ve…
(n.) some error or frailty in the protagonist and not by an e…
aside
(n.) a brief speech in which a character turns from the perso…
soliloquy
(n.) a speech in which a character, alone on the stage, addre…
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AP English Literature and Composition Vocab 6
Stanza
Structure
Style
Symbolism
section of poem
organization/arrangement of elements in a work
distinctive manner of expression
element of literary work that figuratively stands for somethi…
Stanza
section of poem
Structure
organization/arrangement of elements in a work
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AP English Literature & Composition Week Unit 3
Egregious
Biased
Arbiter
Rhetoric
adi. ... Conspicuous, standing out from the mass. ... (Used partic…
Prejudiced
A judge who decides a disputed issue
The art of using language effectively and persuasively
Egregious
adi. ... Conspicuous, standing out from the mass. ... (Used partic…
Biased
Prejudiced
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AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION LITERARY POETIC TERMS #6
Foot
Stanza
Tercet
Quatrain
A Rhythmic unit of usually two or three sylables with ine bei…
A grouped set of lines in a poem, usually physically set off…
A three line statement
A four line stanza
Foot
A Rhythmic unit of usually two or three sylables with ine bei…
Stanza
A grouped set of lines in a poem, usually physically set off…
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AP Literature & Composition Lesson 6 Vocabulary
accusatory
apathetic
bitter
cynical
containing an accusation; accusing
having or showing little or no emotion
hard to bear; grievous; distressful
distrusting or disparaging the motives of others
accusatory
containing an accusation; accusing
apathetic
having or showing little or no emotion
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
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AP Literature and Composition Unit 4-6
Atrophy
Bastion
Concord
Consummate
(n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progress…
(n.) a fortified place, stronghold
(n.) a state of agreement, harmony, unanimity; a treaty, pact…
(adj.) complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v.) to bri…
Atrophy
(n.) the wasting away of a body organ or tissue; any progress…
Bastion
(n.) a fortified place, stronghold
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AP Literature and Composition Terms
Anti-hero
Anagnorisis
Ad deus absconditus
False Analogy
the character upon whom the resolution of the story depends a…
Recognition of truth about one's self and his actions; moment…
Omniscient presence
When two cases are not sufficiently parallel to lead readers…
Anti-hero
the character upon whom the resolution of the story depends a…
Anagnorisis
Recognition of truth about one's self and his actions; moment…
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AP Composition and Literature Week 2 Quiz
Analogy
Colloquialism
Ellipsis
Epigram
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some…
Informal words of expressions not usually acceptable in forma…
The omission of a word or phrase which is grammatically neces…
A brief, pithy, and often paradoxical saying.
Analogy
A comparison of two different things that are similar in some…
Colloquialism
Informal words of expressions not usually acceptable in forma…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
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AP Literature and Composition Exam
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
142 terms
AP Literature and Composition Terms
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anachronism
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
sound device; repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sou…
figure of speech which makes brief reference to an historical…
something out of its place in time or history. Ex: Julius Cae…
allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
alliteration
sound device; repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sou…
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AP Literature & Composition Lessons 4-6 Vocabulary
broach
charlatan
erudite
etymology
to mention or suggest for the first time
a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or ski…
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
the derivation of a word
broach
to mention or suggest for the first time
charlatan
a person who pretends or claims to have more knowledge or ski…
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AP Literature & Composition - Diction
Monosyllabic
Polysyllabic
Colloquial
Informal
One syllable in length
More than one syllable in length (the more if polysyllabic wo…
Regional, provincial language
Conversational
Monosyllabic
One syllable in length
Polysyllabic
More than one syllable in length (the more if polysyllabic wo…
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