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English language and composition vocabulary
Accusatory
Apathetic
Awe
Bitter
charging of wrongdoing
indifferent due to lack of energy or concern
solemn wonder
exhibiting animosity as a result of pain or grief
Accusatory
charging of wrongdoing
Apathetic
indifferent due to lack of energy or concern
AICE English Language Cultural Literacy #1A
The Peter Principle
Jim Jones
Bernie Madoff
Napoleon Complex / "short man syndrome"
Is a concept in management theory in which the selection of a…
An American religious leader that led a group of his follower…
Former investor and stock broker that engineered arguably the…
Is a negative slang term describing a type of psychological p…
The Peter Principle
Is a concept in management theory in which the selection of a…
Jim Jones
An American religious leader that led a group of his follower…
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Balance
Parallelism
Chiasmus
Climax
The syntactic structure of each sentence supports its meaning…
Expresses similar or related ideas in similar grammatical str…
Grammatical structure of the first clause or phrase is revers…
Writer arranges ideas in order of importance
Balance
The syntactic structure of each sentence supports its meaning…
Parallelism
Expresses similar or related ideas in similar grammatical str…
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary: Course Introduction
apathetic
egotistical
eloquent
flippant
(adj.) lacking concern, emotion (Uninterested in politics, Br…
(adj.) excessively self-centered; conceited (Though Danielle…
(adj.) expressive, articulate, moving (The priest gave such a…
(adj.) lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy (The teen…
apathetic
(adj.) lacking concern, emotion (Uninterested in politics, Br…
egotistical
(adj.) excessively self-centered; conceited (Though Danielle…
28 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary (Set 2))
Concomitant
Conflagration
Contrite
Conundrum
(adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion (His dislike of…
(n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire buildi…
(adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven (Blake's contrite behav…
(n.) puzzle, problem (Interpreting Jane's behavior was a cons…
Concomitant
(adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion (His dislike of…
Conflagration
(n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire buildi…
35 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Aristotelian Triangle
SOAPS
Polemic
Refutation
Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject
A strong written or verbal attack against something or someone
Negation of an argument against a point that has been made
Aristotelian Triangle
SOAPS
Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject
AP English Language and Composition: Vocabulary
Fluid (n)
Implication (n)
Lucid (adj)
Arbiter (n)
smoothly elegant or graceful
the conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it…
expressed clearly; easy to understand
a person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a…
Fluid (n)
smoothly elegant or graceful
Implication (n)
the conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it…
56 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
Abstract
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
The repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds, norm…
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
Uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language
Abstract
Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
Alliteration
The repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds, norm…
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Abstract Language
Ad Hominem
Allegory
Alliteration
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
narrative with multiple levels of meaning
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
Ad Hominem
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
26 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary (Set 1)
Abjure
Abrogate
Acerbic
Acrimony
(v.) to reject, renounce (To prove his honesty, the president…
(v.) to abolish, usually by authority (The Bill of Rights ass…
(adj.) biting, bitter in tone or taste (Jill became extremely…
(n.) bitterness, discord (Though they vowed that no girl woul…
Abjure
(v.) to reject, renounce (To prove his honesty, the president…
Abrogate
(v.) to abolish, usually by authority (The Bill of Rights ass…
27 terms
AP English Language and Composition 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…
26 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary (Set 3)
Evince
Exculpate
Execrable
Exigent
(v.) to show, reveal (Christopher's hand-wringing and nail-bi…
(v.) to free from guilt or blame, exonerate (My discovery of…
(adj.) loathsome, detestable (Her pudding is so execrable tha…
(adj.) urgent, critical (The patient has an exigent need for…
Evince
(v.) to show, reveal (Christopher's hand-wringing and nail-bi…
Exculpate
(v.) to free from guilt or blame, exonerate (My discovery of…
392 terms
AP English Language and Composition Comprehensive Vocabulary List
assertion
clarity
cogent
coherent
a declaration or statement
clearness in thought or expression
convincing; reasonable
logically connected
assertion
a declaration or statement
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
99 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
abstract
ad hominem
adage
allegory
1. An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or…
1. Directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead…
1. A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience…
1. A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath th…
abstract
1. An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or…
ad hominem
1. Directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead…
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
Abstract
Ad hominem
Alliteration
Allusion
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, o…
appealing to ones own prejudices, emotions or special interes…
the commencement of two or more words of a word group with th…
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of somet…
Abstract
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, o…
Ad hominem
appealing to ones own prejudices, emotions or special interes…
23 terms
English Language and Composition Vocabulary 1
Ineluctably
Perspicacious
Dictum
Milquetoast
unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable.
having a ready insight into and understanding of things. Obse…
a formal pronouncement from an authoritative source. a short…
a person who is timid or submissive.
Ineluctably
unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable.
Perspicacious
having a ready insight into and understanding of things. Obse…
100 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Indifferent
Apathy
Obscure
Ambiguous
Not caring one way or another; lacking of preference; neutral
Lack of emotion or interest
Unclear; clouded; partially hidden;hard to understand
Having more than one meaning; vague
Indifferent
Not caring one way or another; lacking of preference; neutral
Apathy
Lack of emotion or interest
392 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
assertion
clarity
cogent
coherent
a declaration or statement
clearness in thought or expression
convincing; reasonable
logically connected
assertion
a declaration or statement
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
79 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Abstract Language
Ad Hominem
Alliteration
Allusion
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary wo…
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
Ad Hominem
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
15 terms
Specific English Language and Literacy vocabulary
Advertisements
Advert; ad/s
Fact
Opinion
Advertisements
Advert; ad/s
52 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
Rhetoric
Text
Occasion
Context
the art of effective, persuasive speaking or writing
this is not limited to the written word. This means any cultu…
the time and place a speech is given or a text is created.
the circumstances, atmosphere, attitudes, and events surround…
Rhetoric
the art of effective, persuasive speaking or writing
Text
this is not limited to the written word. This means any cultu…
160 terms
AP English Language and Composition FULL Vocabulary List
Abstract Language
Ad Hominem
Allegory
Alliteration
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
narrative with multiple levels of meaning
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
Ad Hominem
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
121 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary "Hit Parade"
Cogent
Didactic
Discourse
Lucid
convincing, reasonable
intended to instruct
verbal expression or exchange; conversation
easily flowing
Cogent
convincing, reasonable
Didactic
intended to instruct
56 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
explicit
implicit
syntax
contrast
very clear and complete; leaving no doubt about the meaning
understood, though not clearly or directly stated
the way in which words are put together to form phrases, clau…
to illustrate how things are different
explicit
very clear and complete; leaving no doubt about the meaning
implicit
understood, though not clearly or directly stated
AP English Language and Composition Comprehensive Vocabulary List
assertion
clarity
cogent
coherent
a declaration or statement
clearness in thought or expression
convincing; reasonable
logically connected
assertion
a declaration or statement
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
120 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
Abate
Abjure
Blandishment
Boor
reduce in intensity
renounce; swear to refrain from something
words used to coax or flatter
ill-mannered person
Abate
reduce in intensity
Abjure
renounce; swear to refrain from something
50 terms
AP English Language & Composition: Vocabulary
abstract language
allegory
alliteration
allusion
Language that includes immaterial or intangible things.
A story, poem, or image that has another meaning.... Example: "A…
A repetition of the first letter in a line.... Example: Peter Pi…
A reference to a work outside of the novel.
abstract language
Language that includes immaterial or intangible things.
allegory
A story, poem, or image that has another meaning.... Example: "A…
56 terms
AP English language and composition vocabulary
antimetabole
antithesis
anaphora
archaic
Repetition of words in reverse order.
An opposition, or contrast, of ideas or words in a parallel C…
Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
Old-fashioned or outdated choice of words.
antimetabole
Repetition of words in reverse order.
antithesis
An opposition, or contrast, of ideas or words in a parallel C…
20 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
assertion
Clarity
cogent
coherent
a declaration of truth
clearness in thought or expression
convincing; reasonable
logically connected
assertion
a declaration of truth
Clarity
clearness in thought or expression
33 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anaphora
Narrative with multiple levels of meaning
Sequential repetition of similar initial sound
A literary, historical, religious, or mythological reference
Repetition of words at the start of successive clauses
Allegory
Narrative with multiple levels of meaning
Alliteration
Sequential repetition of similar initial sound
180 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
aberration
abeyance
acerbic
acuity
straying from the average way
temporary inactivity
acidic in temper, mood, or tone
keenness of perception
aberration
straying from the average way
abeyance
temporary inactivity
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
aberration
abeyance
acerbic
acuity
straying from what is normal
temporary inactivity or suspension
bitter in temper, mood, or tone
ability to understand and reason, keenness of perception
aberration
straying from what is normal
abeyance
temporary inactivity or suspension
32 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Adage
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the s…
The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group o…
A reference to a person, place, or event meant to create an e…
Adage
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
Allegory
A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the s…
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
abstract (n.)
abstract (adj.)
ad hominem
adage
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
dealing with or tending to deal with a subject apart from a p…
directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead of…
saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and oft…
abstract (n.)
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
abstract (adj.)
dealing with or tending to deal with a subject apart from a p…
121 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Cogent
Didactic
Discourse
Lucid
convincing, reasonable
intended to instruct
verbal expression or exchange; conversation
easily flowing
Cogent
convincing, reasonable
Didactic
intended to instruct
60 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Acquisitive
Arrogate
Banal
Belabor
Concerned with aquiring wealth or property
To claim or take without right; usurp
Trite
To work on excessively
Acquisitive
Concerned with aquiring wealth or property
Arrogate
To claim or take without right; usurp
AP English & Language Composition Vocabulary
Allegory
Anecdote
Complex Sentence
Compound Sentence
A literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
A brief narrative that focuses on a particular incident or ev…
A sentence with one independent clause and at least one depen…
A sentence with two or more coordinate independent clauses, o…
Allegory
A literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
Anecdote
A brief narrative that focuses on a particular incident or ev…
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
Ad Hominem
Ad Populum (bandwagon appeal)
Alliteration
Allusion
Latin for "to the man;" fallacy that refers to the specific d…
This fallacy occurs when evidence boils down to "everybody's…
repetition of the same sound beginning several words or sylla…
brief reference to a person, event, or place (real or fictiti…
Ad Hominem
Latin for "to the man;" fallacy that refers to the specific d…
Ad Populum (bandwagon appeal)
This fallacy occurs when evidence boils down to "everybody's…
56 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
assertion
cogent
coherent
cohesive
a declaration or statement... "We could not believe John's asser…
convincing; reasonable... "Cristina's argument was so cogent tha…
logically connected... "The lawyer coherently explained what to…
condition of sticking together... "His cohesive narration was am…
assertion
a declaration or statement... "We could not believe John's asser…
cogent
convincing; reasonable... "Cristina's argument was so cogent tha…
45 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
alliteration
allusion
ambiguity
analogy
the repetition of sounds in two or more neighboring words
a direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the multiple meanings of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage
a similarity or comparison between two different things or th…
alliteration
the repetition of sounds in two or more neighboring words
allusion
a direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
60 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anaphora
a narrative in which the characters, behavior, and even the s…
the sequential repetition of a similar initial sound, usually…
a literary, historical, religious, or mythological reference.…
the regular repetition of the same words or phrases at the be…
Allegory
a narrative in which the characters, behavior, and even the s…
Alliteration
the sequential repetition of a similar initial sound, usually…
32 terms
AP English Language & Composition Testing Vocabulary
Salutary
Didactic
Catharsis
Aphorism
(adj.) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
Instructive
An emotional discharge that brings about a moral or spiritual…
A concise statement of a truth or principle
Salutary
(adj.) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
Didactic
Instructive
180 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
aberration
abeyance
acerbic
acuity
straying from the average way
temporary inactivity
acidic in temper, mood, or tone
keenness of perception
aberration
straying from the average way
abeyance
temporary inactivity
Vocabulary #2 English Language and Composition
A cappella- ADJ
Bona fide- ADJ
Au courant- ADJ
Élan- NOUN
singing without instruments... Ex: The a cappella singers made i…
genuine, real... Ex: Only bona fide members of the club were al…
aware of what is going on; well informed... Ex: The au courant…
energy, style, and enthusiasm; joy... Ex: The invigorating musi…
A cappella- ADJ
singing without instruments... Ex: The a cappella singers made i…
Bona fide- ADJ
genuine, real... Ex: Only bona fide members of the club were al…
135 terms
AP English and Language Composition Vocabulary
Ambiguity
Aphorism
Aphorism
Euphemism
The multiple meanings of a word or phrase, sentence or passag…
An abrupt statement of know authorship that expresses a gener…
If the author is unknown the statement is considered to be a…
Greek for good speech.
Ambiguity
The multiple meanings of a word or phrase, sentence or passag…
Aphorism
An abrupt statement of know authorship that expresses a gener…
80 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
assertion
Clarity
cogent
coherent
a declaration of truth
clearness in thought or expression
convincing; reasonable
logically connected
assertion
a declaration of truth
Clarity
clearness in thought or expression
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
allegory
ambiguity
analogy
analytical writing
n. An extended metaphor in which specific people, things, or…
n. An unclear or indefinite expression. Ambiguity can be a de…
n. A comparison of unfamiliar elements that are explained by…
n. Composition that explores, or analyzes, a concept, theme,…
allegory
n. An extended metaphor in which specific people, things, or…
ambiguity
n. An unclear or indefinite expression. Ambiguity can be a de…
18 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Apostrophe
Chiasmus
Colloquialism
Hyperbole
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imagi…
A figure of speech based on inverted parallelism. It is a rhe…
Slang or informality in speech or writing.
A figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstate…
Apostrophe
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imagi…
Chiasmus
A figure of speech based on inverted parallelism. It is a rhe…
27 terms
English Language and Composition Postmoderns (Vocabulary)
Allegory
Cacophony
Caricature
Allusion
abstract ideas and principles are described in terms of chara…
harsh sounding words that are often used to produce a dark or…
an imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking c…
a reference to a person, place, thing, or idea that has held…
Allegory
abstract ideas and principles are described in terms of chara…
Cacophony
harsh sounding words that are often used to produce a dark or…
148 terms
AP English and Language Composition Vocabulary
Ambiguity
Aphorism
Aphorism
Euphemism
The multiple meanings of a word or phrase, sentence or passag…
An abrupt statement of know authorship that expresses a gener…
If the author is unknown the statement is considered to be a…
Greek for good speech. A more agreeable or less offensive sub…
Ambiguity
The multiple meanings of a word or phrase, sentence or passag…
Aphorism
An abrupt statement of know authorship that expresses a gener…
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