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40 terms
APLAC Vocabulary
Ad Hominem Argument
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
An argument that appeals to angry emotions rather than logic…
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
A reference to something that is commonly known, usually it i…
Something that can have several meanings.
Ad Hominem Argument
An argument that appeals to angry emotions rather than logic…
Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
33 terms
APLAC Vocabulary
allegory
anaphora
aphorism
apostrophe
narrative with multiple levels of meaning
repetition of words at start of successive clauses
concise statement designed to make a point/illustrate commonl…
address to something inanimate
allegory
narrative with multiple levels of meaning
anaphora
repetition of words at start of successive clauses
60 terms
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
75 terms
APLAC Vocabulary
Obtuse
Ostentatious
Scruples
Hegemony
(adj) insensitive or slow to understand something
(adj) characterized by vulgar or tasteless display
(n) guiding moral principles
(n) control or domination
Obtuse
(adj) insensitive or slow to understand something
Ostentatious
(adj) characterized by vulgar or tasteless display
43 terms
APLAC Vocabulary
Ad Hominem Argument
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
an argument that appeals to angry emotions rather than logic…
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
a reference to something that is commonly known, usually it i…
something that can have several meanings
Ad Hominem Argument
an argument that appeals to angry emotions rather than logic…
Alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
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
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
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.
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…
20 terms
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
36 terms
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
31 terms
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
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
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 3
style
connotation
denotation
diction
The consideration of style has two purposes: (1) An evaluatio…
The nonliteral, associative meaning of a word; the implied, s…
The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid…
Related to style, diction refers to the writer's word choices…
style
The consideration of style has two purposes: (1) An evaluatio…
connotation
The nonliteral, associative meaning of a word; the implied, s…
20 terms
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 Unit 7
austere
beneficent
cadaverous
concoct
plain, harsh/sour, stern in manner, old-fashioned
helpful acts, things done for good
pale, resembling a corpse
to prepare, make up/devise
austere
plain, harsh/sour, stern in manner, old-fashioned
beneficent
helpful acts, things done for good
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 14
abhor
auspicious
churlish
consternation
(v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply; detes…
(adj) conducive to success; favorable; fortunate; propitious;…
(adj.) lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivit…
(n.) feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something un…
abhor
(v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply; detes…
auspicious
(adj) conducive to success; favorable; fortunate; propitious;…
20 terms
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
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 10
authority
persuasion
qualified argument
claim
the quality conveyed by a writer who is knowledgeable about h…
a form of argument; the act of seeking to change someone else…
an argument that is not absolute. It acknowledges the merits…
a statement that asserts a belief or truth
authority
the quality conveyed by a writer who is knowledgeable about h…
persuasion
a form of argument; the act of seeking to change someone else…
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…
24 terms
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
20 terms
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
20 terms
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
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
20 terms
APLAC Unit 4 Vocabulary
Affable
Aggrandize
Amorphous
Aura
(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
(v.) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up…
(adj.) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular typ…
(n.) that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive a…
Affable
(adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
Aggrandize
(v.) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up…
29 terms
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
32 terms
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
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
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…
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 12
logial fallacy
red herring
ad hominem
faulty analogy
logical fallacies are potential vulnerabilities or weaknesses…
a type of fallacy that is an irrelevant topic introduced in a…
Latin for "to the man," a fallacy of argument in which a writ…
a logical fallacy in which a comparison between two objects o…
logial fallacy
logical fallacies are potential vulnerabilities or weaknesses…
red herring
a type of fallacy that is an irrelevant topic introduced in a…
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…
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 11
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…
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…
20 terms
APLAC Unit 7 Vocabulary
austere
beneficent
cadaverous
concoct
strict; forbidding; rigorous
doing good or causing good to be done
pale; ghastly; thin
to devise; make up; contrive
austere
strict; forbidding; rigorous
beneficent
doing good or causing good to be done
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
20 terms
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
20 terms
APLAC Unit 6 Vocabulary
Anomalus
Aspersion
Bizarre
Brusque
(adj.) abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
(n.) a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slanderin…
(adj.) extremely strange, unusual, atypical
(adj.) abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
Anomalus
(adj.) abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
Aspersion
(n.) a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slanderin…
20 terms
APLAC Unit 8 Vocabulary
acrimonious
bovine
consternation
corpulent
nasty in behavior or speech
oxlike; cowlike
a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter c…
fat; chubby; plump
acrimonious
nasty in behavior or speech
bovine
oxlike; cowlike
20 terms
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
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Unit 4
Affable
Aggrandize
Amorphous
Aura
Courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
To increase in greatness, power or wealth; to build up or int…
Shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or ch…
That which surrounds; a distinctive air or personal quality
Affable
Courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
Aggrandize
To increase in greatness, power or wealth; to build up or int…
32 terms
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
30 terms
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
20 terms
APLAC Unit 10 Vocabulary
accrue
annotation
bedlam
covert
to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc.
explanatory note; commentary; explanation
a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion
concealed; secret; disguised
accrue
to happen or result as a natural growth, addition, etc.
annotation
explanatory note; commentary; explanation
21 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Test 16
coherent
cohesive
discourse
fluid
logically connected... ex. The old prospector's story was not __…
condition of sticking together... ex. Eric's essay was _________…
conversation; verbal expression or change... ex. Their _________…
easy flowing... ex. The two old friends' conversation was ______…
coherent
logically connected... ex. The old prospector's story was not __…
cohesive
condition of sticking together... ex. Eric's essay was _________…
20 terms
APLAC Vocabulary Test 17
reclamation
slander
coup
stratagem
the act of making something useful again... ex. Thanks to the __…
false charges and malicious oral statements about someone ... ex…
a brilliantly executed plan ... ex. It was quite a _______ when…
a clever trick used to deceive or outwit ... ex. Planting microp…
reclamation
the act of making something useful again... ex. Thanks to the __…
slander
false charges and malicious oral statements about someone ... ex…
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
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