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APLAC VOCABULARY
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
anecdote
The repetion of the same sound or letter at the beginning of…
An indirect reference often to another text or historic event
extended comparison between two seemingly dissimilar things
Short account of an interesting event
Alliteration
The repetion of the same sound or letter at the beginning of…
Allusion
An indirect reference often to another text or historic event
170 terms
APLAC Vocabulary
Figures of Speech
Aposiopesis
Cacophony
Cliché
Expressions that stretch words by their literal meanings. By…
A breaking-off of speech, usually because of rising emotion o…
The clash of discordant or harsh sounds within a sentence or…
A worn-out idea or overused expression
Figures of Speech
Expressions that stretch words by their literal meanings. By…
Aposiopesis
A breaking-off of speech, usually because of rising emotion o…
92 terms
APLAC vocabulary
Archaic
Bolster
Conciliate
Connive
(Adj) Old, used in an earlier time
(v) strengthen or support
(v.) to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacif…
(v.) to plot, scheme (She connived to get me to give up my va…
Archaic
(Adj) Old, used in an earlier time
Bolster
(v) strengthen or support
10 terms
APLAC vocabulary
Cogent
Coherent
Didactic
Lucid
clear, logical, and convincing.
Logical and consistent.
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction a…
expressed clearly; easy to understand.
Cogent
clear, logical, and convincing.
Coherent
Logical and consistent.
APLAC Vocabulary
Quixotic
Beleaguer
Milieu
Histrionic
Idealistic and totally impractical
To besiege; beset, surround, harass
Environment or surroundings
Overly dramatic, theatrical
Quixotic
Idealistic and totally impractical
Beleaguer
To besiege; beset, surround, harass
100 terms
APLAC Vocabulary
Coherent
Cohesive
Discourse
Fluid
Logically connected
Condition of sticking together
Conversation; verbal expression or exchange
Easily flowing
Coherent
Logically connected
Cohesive
Condition of sticking together
APLAC Vocabulary
Acrimony
Affable
Agnostic
Agrarian
Harsh temper or bitter feeling
Friendly; courteous; agreeable in manner; easy to talk to
One who believes that the existence of God is unknown and unk…
Having to do with farms, farmers, or the use of land
Acrimony
Harsh temper or bitter feeling
Affable
Friendly; courteous; agreeable in manner; easy to talk to
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APLAC Vocabulary
acrimony
affable
agnostic
agrarian
harsh temper, bitter feeling
friendly; courteous; agreeable in manner; easy to talk to
one who believes that the existence of God is unknown and unk…
having to do with farms, farmers, use of land
acrimony
harsh temper, bitter feeling
affable
friendly; courteous; agreeable in manner; easy to talk to
30 terms
APLAC Vocabulary
Pathos
Logos
Ethos
Simple Sentence
Emotional
Logical
Credibility
Ideas so complex words can't describe it.
Pathos
Emotional
Logos
Logical
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 2
rhetorical appeals
ethos
logos
counterargument
Rhetorical techniques used to persuade an audience by emphasi…
Greek for character, the self-image a writer creates to defin…
Greek for "embodied thought." Speakers appeal to logos, or re…
An opposing argument to the one a writer is putting forward.…
rhetorical appeals
Rhetorical techniques used to persuade an audience by emphasi…
ethos
Greek for character, the self-image a writer creates to defin…
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary 4
Personification
Polemic
Major Polysyndeton
Premise
Assigning life like characteristics to inanimate objects Ex.)…
An argument against an idea, usually regarding philosophy pol…
The deliberate use of a series of conjunctions Ex.) We lived…
Major minor two parts of a syllogism Ex.) All birds are anima…
Personification
Assigning life like characteristics to inanimate objects Ex.)…
Polemic
An argument against an idea, usually regarding philosophy pol…
APLAC Vocabulary Set 3
Philanthropy
Malicious
Specter
Omnipotent
N. Helpfulness, generosity, charity
Adj. Brutal, cruel
N. Ghost, spook
Adj. Almighty, all-powerful
Philanthropy
N. Helpfulness, generosity, charity
Malicious
Adj. Brutal, cruel
APLAC VOCABULARY 8
Anthology
arid
candor
clandestine
collection of literary pieces.
dry, rain less climate
sincerely; openness.
secretive; especially in regard to illegal activities.
Anthology
collection of literary pieces.
arid
dry, rain less climate
171 terms
APLAC Exam Vocabulary
Phil/philo
philanthropist
philatelist
philately
love of
lover of humanity
love of stamps (collector)
the collection/study of stamps
Phil/philo
love of
philanthropist
lover of humanity
APLAC VOCABULARY 5
Aesthetic
alliance
assimilation
cryptic
appreciation of beauty
union of two or more groups
being absorbed, becoming similar
difficult to comprehend
Aesthetic
appreciation of beauty
alliance
union of two or more groups
20 terms
APLAC vocabulary unit 2
ameliorate
aplomb
bombastic
callow
to improve, make better correct a flaw or shortcoming
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
poppus or overblown in language; full of high sounding words…
without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking so…
ameliorate
to improve, make better correct a flaw or shortcoming
aplomb
poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity
20 terms
APLAC Unit 15 Vocabulary
adamant
brouhaha
bulwark
choleric
unyielding; determined; relentless
uproar; confusion
support; fortification; security
irritable; quick-tempered
adamant
unyielding; determined; relentless
brouhaha
uproar; confusion
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 7
voice
wit
cadence
dialect
Refers to two different areas of writing. One refers to the r…
In modern usage, intellectually amusing language that surpris…
The rising and falling rhythm of speech especially in free ve…
The use of words, phrases, grammatical constructions and soun…
voice
Refers to two different areas of writing. One refers to the r…
wit
In modern usage, intellectually amusing language that surpris…
15 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Test 1
Ascribe
Cajole
Mitigation
Arduous
v.- to attribute to a specified cause
v.- to persuade with false promises and flattery
n.- lessening of something that causes suffering
adj.- very difficult to accomplish or achieve
Ascribe
v.- to attribute to a specified cause
Cajole
v.- to persuade with false promises and flattery
APLAC Vocabulary Set 2
Superfluous
Apathy
Polychromatic
Posthumously
Adj. Unnecessary, excessive, too much
N. Lack of interest, absence of emotion
Adj. Many colored, having a variety of colors
Adv. After death
Superfluous
Adj. Unnecessary, excessive, too much
Apathy
N. Lack of interest, absence of emotion
APLAC VOCABULARY 11
apology
archaic
brittle
condemn
defense of an idea
characteristic of a earlier, primitive, period.
easily broken when subjected to pressure
express disapproval of; to denounce
apology
defense of an idea
archaic
characteristic of a earlier, primitive, period.
20 terms
Unit 10 APLAC Vocabulary
accrue
annotation
bedlam
covert
(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural…
(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially fo…
(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion
(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered…
accrue
(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural…
annotation
(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially fo…
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 1
rhetoric
argument
audience
text
From the Greek for "orator," this term describes the principl…
1. Spoken, written, or visual text that expresses a point of…
The person or persons to whom an argument is directed; the li…
While this term generally means the written word, in the huma…
rhetoric
From the Greek for "orator," this term describes the principl…
argument
1. Spoken, written, or visual text that expresses a point of…
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 8
ambiguity
anachronism
circumlocution
catharsis
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
Use of historically inaccurate details in a text; for example…
The use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express…
Purification or cleansing of the spirit through the emotions…
ambiguity
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
anachronism
Use of historically inaccurate details in a text; for example…
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary
accost
animadverison
avid
brackish
to confront aggressively
strong criticism
keen
salty
accost
to confront aggressively
animadverison
strong criticism
Aplac vocabulary unit 5
Amnesty
Autonomy
Axiomatic
Blazon
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
(n.) self-government, political control
(adj.) Self-evident, expressing a universally accepted princi…
(v.) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publ…
Amnesty
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in…
Autonomy
(n.) self-government, political control
APLAC VOCABULARY 6
Altruistic
amenable
amiable
astute
describes unselfish regard or devotion to others.
responsive and agreeable
good natured and well liked
shrewd and clever
Altruistic
describes unselfish regard or devotion to others.
amenable
responsive and agreeable
Aplac vocabulary
Avarise
Impudence
Abject
Usurped
Greed
Rudeness/ boldness
Brought to a low status
Seized by force
Avarise
Greed
Impudence
Rudeness/ boldness
APLAC Vocabulary Set 1
Stature
Compliance
Incongruous
Replicate
N. Rank, standing, postion
N. Act of cooperating or obeying
Adj. Out of step with one another, inappropriate
V. Repeat, reproduce
Stature
N. Rank, standing, postion
Compliance
N. Act of cooperating or obeying
APLAC Vocabulary
aberration
abeyance
abject
abjure
deviation from being what is normal, expected or usual
state of expectancy in respect of property of title
absolutely miserable; the most unfortunate
retract/withdraw one's words or professed belief
aberration
deviation from being what is normal, expected or usual
abeyance
state of expectancy in respect of property of title
APLAC Vocabulary Words
Adjunct
Bellweather
Caterwaul
Chimerical
An assisted helper, a valuable quality or characteristic. (no…
An indicator of trends, first of many
To howl or screech like a cat, a harsh or noisy cry (noun and…
Absurd, wildly fantastic, impossible
Adjunct
An assisted helper, a valuable quality or characteristic. (no…
Bellweather
An indicator of trends, first of many
APLAC Unit 8 Vocabulary
acrimonious
bovine
consternation
corpulent
stinging, bitter in temper or tone
resembling a cox or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
dismay, confusion
fat; having a large, bulky body
acrimonious
stinging, bitter in temper or tone
bovine
resembling a cox or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
20 terms
APLAC Unit 12 Vocabulary
absolve
caricature
clangor
contiguous
free from responsibility, duty
exaggerated description in writing, drawing
loud noise
adjacent; neighboring
absolve
free from responsibility, duty
caricature
exaggerated description in writing, drawing
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 9
coherence
synthesis
dysphemism
euphemism
A principle demanding that the parts of any composition be ar…
The combination of two or more ideas in order to create somet…
A figure of speech which is defined as the use of disparaging…
From the Greek for "good speech," euphemisms are a more agree…
coherence
A principle demanding that the parts of any composition be ar…
synthesis
The combination of two or more ideas in order to create somet…
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 7
fortuitous
fortuity
auspices
auspicious
happening by a lucky accident or chance; fortunate
chance or accident
protection or support; patronage
followed by favorable circumstances
fortuitous
happening by a lucky accident or chance; fortunate
fortuity
chance or accident
20 terms
APLAC: Vocabulary
Candor
Canon
Capricious
Caustic
Honest
Body of writings recognized by authority
Sudden change of mind
Bitter or rude
Candor
Honest
Canon
Body of writings recognized by authority
75 terms
APLAC Vocabulary
Contrite
Conundrum
Credulity
Cupidity
Penitent; eager to be forgiven
Puzzle; problem
Readiness to believe
Greed; strong desire
Contrite
Penitent; eager to be forgiven
Conundrum
Puzzle; problem
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 1
rhetoric
argument
audience
text
From the Greek for "orator," this term describes the principl…
1. Spoken, written, or visual text that expresses a point of…
The person or persons to whom an argument is directed; the li…
While this term generally means the written word, in the huma…
rhetoric
From the Greek for "orator," this term describes the principl…
argument
1. Spoken, written, or visual text that expresses a point of…
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 25
aberration
affected
circumvent
debilitate
(n.) a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typ…
(adj.) artificial, pretentious, and designed to impress ; inf…
(v.) to overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a cl…
(v.) make (someone) weak and infirm; hinder, delay, or weaken
aberration
(n.) a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typ…
affected
(adj.) artificial, pretentious, and designed to impress ; inf…
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 24
antediluvian
august
chide
copious
(adj.) Antiquated; belonging to the time before the Biblical…
(adj.) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
(v.) to blame; scold
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
antediluvian
(adj.) Antiquated; belonging to the time before the Biblical…
august
(adj.) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 25
aberration
affected
circumvent
debilitate
(n.) a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typ…
(adj.) artificial, pretentious, and designed to impress ; inf…
(v.) to overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a cl…
(v.) make (someone) weak and infirm; hinder, delay, or weaken
aberration
(n.) a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typ…
affected
(adj.) artificial, pretentious, and designed to impress ; inf…
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 24
antediluvian
august
chide
copious
(adj.) Antiquated; belonging to the time before the Biblical…
(adj.) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
(v.) to blame; scold
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
antediluvian
(adj.) Antiquated; belonging to the time before the Biblical…
august
(adj.) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 12
introduction (exordium)
narration (narratio)
confirmation (confirmatio)
refutation (refutatio)
in classical oration, the first part of the five-part structu…
in classical oration, the second part of the five-part argume…
the third part of the five-part argument structure of classic…
in classical oration, the fourth part in the five-part argume…
introduction (exordium)
in classical oration, the first part of the five-part structu…
narration (narratio)
in classical oration, the second part of the five-part argume…
APLAC VOCABULARY 11
apology
archaic
brittle
condemn
defense of an idea
characteristic of a earlier, primitive, period; old-fashioned
easily broken when subjected to pressure
express strong disapproval of; to denounce
apology
defense of an idea
archaic
characteristic of a earlier, primitive, period; old-fashioned
32 terms
APLAC Vocabulary List #6
altruistic
amenable
amiable
Astute
Describes unselfish regard or devotion to others
Responsive; agreeable
Good-natured and well liked
Clever or shrewd
altruistic
Describes unselfish regard or devotion to others
amenable
Responsive; agreeable
18 terms
APLAC Vocabulary 5
Source
Speaker
Straw man
Style
A book, article, person, or other resources consulted for inf…
A term used for the author, speaker, or the person whose pers…
A logically fallacy that invokes the creation of an easily re…
The distinctive quality of a speech or writing created by wor…
Source
A book, article, person, or other resources consulted for inf…
Speaker
A term used for the author, speaker, or the person whose pers…
29 terms
APLAC Vocabulary List #2
acquired
apprehension
contemporary
egregious
developed or learned; not naturally occurring
anxiety or fear about the future
current, modern; from the same time
conspicuously bad or offensive
acquired
developed or learned; not naturally occurring
apprehension
anxiety or fear about the future
APLAC vocabulary#3
Lurid (adj)
Peremptory
Insidious (adj)
Temerity (n)
Gruesome, horrible revolting
Leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal decisive or fina…
Stealthily treacherous or deceitful (2) operating or proceedi…
Reckless boldness rashness
Lurid (adj)
Gruesome, horrible revolting
Peremptory
Leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal decisive or fina…
APLAC Vocabulary List 8
Catharsis
Dearth
Guile
Lethargy
N. Discharge of pent-up emotions, a cleansing
N. Lack, scarcity, insufficiency
N. Deceit, trickery
N. Sluggishness, a lack of energy
Catharsis
N. Discharge of pent-up emotions, a cleansing
Dearth
N. Lack, scarcity, insufficiency
APLAC Vocabulary List 5
Astronautics
Peripatetic
Credence
Embroil
N. The science of travel beyond earth's atmosphere
Adj. Walking, traveling about, roving
N. Belief, trust, reliance
V. To involve in a struggle, to bring into a conflict
Astronautics
N. The science of travel beyond earth's atmosphere
Peripatetic
Adj. Walking, traveling about, roving
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