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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…
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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…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary 1
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…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary 1-10
Abject
Aperture
Benign
Charlatan
(adj) (of a situation or condition) extremely bad, unpleasant…
(n) a space through which light passes in an optical or photo…
(adj) gentle; kindly... In medicine, (of a disease) not harmful…
(n) a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or…
Abject
(adj) (of a situation or condition) extremely bad, unpleasant…
Aperture
(n) a space through which light passes in an optical or photo…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary - Set 1
connotation
denotation
pedantic
simple
the idea or meaning suggested by a word or thing; the associa…
the literal definition of a word
applying to literary formal rules
pure, easy, plain, basic
connotation
the idea or meaning suggested by a word or thing; the associa…
denotation
the literal definition of a word
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Vocabulary #1 AP English Language and Composition
Euthanasia- NOUN
Pejorative- ADJ
Pedagogue- NOUN
Euphemism- NOUN
The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable…
Expressing contempt or disapproval... Ex: The mom gave a pejora…
A teacher, especially a strict one... Ex: The pedagogue in the…
An expression used for one too harsh when referring to someth…
Euthanasia- NOUN
The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable…
Pejorative- ADJ
Expressing contempt or disapproval... Ex: The mom gave a pejora…
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AP English Language & Composition: Vocabulary Quiz #1
Ad Hominem
Allegory
Ambiguity
Analogy
Latin for "against the man": when a writer argues by attackin…
The device of using characters and/or story elements symbolic…
An event or situation that may be interpreted in more than on…
A similarity or comparison between two different things or th…
Ad Hominem
Latin for "against the man": when a writer argues by attackin…
Allegory
The device of using characters and/or story elements symbolic…
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AP English Language and Composition Semester 1 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…
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AP English Language and Composition : Unit 1 Vocabulary
Approbation
Assuage
Coalition
Decadence
(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise;…
(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to pu…
(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period…
Approbation
(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise;…
Assuage
(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to pu…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary Set 1
animetabole
antithesis
anaphora
archaic
repetition of words in successive sentences in reverse gramma…
rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put togethe…
the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence i…
being a phrase/word considered very old fashioned and outdate…
animetabole
repetition of words in successive sentences in reverse gramma…
antithesis
rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put togethe…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary -- Week 1
audience (aw-dee-ens [noun])
purpose (pur-pus [noun])
assumption (uh-sump-shun [noun])
didactic (die-dac-tic [adjective])
1. people watching, listening, or reading what you have to of…
1. reason for, point for acting (rationale, principle, point,…
1. taken for granted without proof (supposition, belief)... 2. t…
1. educational, instructive teaching (informative, instructio…
audience (aw-dee-ens [noun])
1. people watching, listening, or reading what you have to of…
purpose (pur-pus [noun])
1. reason for, point for acting (rationale, principle, point,…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary Set 1
abstract
accolade
anaphora
appositive
existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
an award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an ack…
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside…
abstract
existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
accolade
an award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an ack…
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AP English Language and Composition: Vocabulary Unit 1
acquisitive
arrogate
banal
belabor
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with a…
to claim or take without right
hackneyed, trite, commonplace
to work on excessively, to thrash soundly
acquisitive
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with a…
arrogate
to claim or take without right
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Chapters 1 and 2 Vocabulary AP English Language and Composition
Audience
Concession
Connotation
Context
The listener, viewer, or reader of a text. Most texts are lik…
An acknowledgment that an opposing argument may be true or re…
Meanings or associations that readers have with a word beyond…
The circumstances, atmosphere, attitudes, and events surround…
Audience
The listener, viewer, or reader of a text. Most texts are lik…
Concession
An acknowledgment that an opposing argument may be true or re…
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AP English language & composition vocabulary #1
Diminutive
Pithy
Hierarchy
Oblivious
(adj.) small, smaller than most others of the same type
(adj) brief and full of meaning and substance; concise
(n.) any system of things or people arranged or graded one ab…
(adj.) forgetful; unaware
Diminutive
(adj.) small, smaller than most others of the same type
Pithy
(adj) brief and full of meaning and substance; concise
English AP Language and Composition Semester 1 Vocabulary
exposition
rhetorical question
flashback
anecdote
literary device used to introduce background information abou…
question that you ask without expecting an answer. The questi…
an interruption of the chronological sequence (as of a film o…
a short and interesting story or an amusing event often propo…
exposition
literary device used to introduce background information abou…
rhetorical question
question that you ask without expecting an answer. The questi…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary Week 1
Abate
Ameliorate
Auspicious
Bombastic
Lessen
To better
Of favorable prospect
Pompous in language
Abate
Lessen
Ameliorate
To better
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Vocabulary list #1 AP English language and composition
Acquisitive
Arrogate
Banal
Belabor
Able to get or retain ideas or information; concerned with ac…
To claim or take without right
Hackneyed, trite, commonplace
To work on excessively; to thrash soundly
Acquisitive
Able to get or retain ideas or information; concerned with ac…
Arrogate
To claim or take without right
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary #1
libelous
benign
nostalgia
diminution
containing or constituting a libel
gentle; kindly
a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typi…
a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something
libelous
containing or constituting a libel
benign
gentle; kindly
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English Language and Composition Ch.1 Vocabulary
Audience
Concession
Connotation
Context
The listener, viewer, or reader of a text. Most texts are lik…
An acknowledgement that an opposing argument may be true or r…
Meanings or associations that readers have with a word beyond…
The circumstances, atmosphere, attitudes, and events surround…
Audience
The listener, viewer, or reader of a text. Most texts are lik…
Concession
An acknowledgement that an opposing argument may be true or r…
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English Language and Composition 1-20 vocabulary
assonance
archetype
arch
apostrophe
The repetition of 2 or more vowel sounds a group of words pro…
An abstract or ideal conception of a type; a perfectly typica…
characterized by clever or sly humor, often sauce, playful, a…
A locution that addresses a person or personified thing not p…
assonance
The repetition of 2 or more vowel sounds a group of words pro…
archetype
An abstract or ideal conception of a type; a perfectly typica…
50 terms
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
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary 1
Altruistic
Ambivalent
Discern
Disdain
Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others
Having mixed feelings about someone or something; being unabl…
To distinguish mentally; to recognize
The feeling that someone or something is unworthy
Altruistic
Unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others
Ambivalent
Having mixed feelings about someone or something; being unabl…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary Assignment 1
Vivacious
Tentative
Animosity
Equanimity
lively; animated; gay
unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant
A feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends t…
Mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under…
Vivacious
lively; animated; gay
Tentative
unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary Set 1
abstract
accolade
anaphora
appositive
existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
an award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an ack…
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside…
abstract
existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
accolade
an award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an ack…
AP English Language and Composition: Vocabulary Unit 1
Fac-
Opus
Erg
Labor
Latin facere, factum "To make, do"
Latin opus, operis "work"... Ops, opis "wealth, power, resource"
Greek ergon "work"
Latin labor "work"
Fac-
Latin facere, factum "To make, do"
Opus
Latin opus, operis "work"... Ops, opis "wealth, power, resource"
38 terms
AP English Language and Composition Unit1 Vocabulary
Acronym
Adjective
Adverb
Anagram
an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other word…
any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns…
a word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, ver…
a word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of…
Acronym
an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other word…
Adjective
any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns…
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AP English Language and Composition #1
Rhetoric
Qualify
Persona
Logos
The art of effective speaking... ex. Having good rhetoric is hel…
Seeing both sides of a claim
How one shows themselves to the audience to best persuade the…
Using logic to provide evidence for a claim... ex. A good argume…
Rhetoric
The art of effective speaking... ex. Having good rhetoric is hel…
Qualify
Seeing both sides of a claim
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AP English Language and Composition: Vocabulary Unit 1
Sanguine
Solicitous
Brusque
Capricious
adj. cheerfully optimistic, confident OR reddish, ruddy
adj. showing care and attention, especially in a worried or a…
adj. rough and abrupt in manner of speech
adj. unpredictable, tending to change abruptly for no apparen…
Sanguine
adj. cheerfully optimistic, confident OR reddish, ruddy
Solicitous
adj. showing care and attention, especially in a worried or a…
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Chapters 1-3 Vocabulary AP English Language and Composition
Audience
Concession
Connotation
Context
The listener, viewer, or reader of a text. Most texts are lik…
An acknowledgment that an opposing argument may be true or re…
Meanings or associations that readers have with a word beyond…
The circumstances, atmosphere, attitudes, and events surround…
Audience
The listener, viewer, or reader of a text. Most texts are lik…
Concession
An acknowledgment that an opposing argument may be true or re…
80 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary TEST 1
abstract
allegory
anecdote
annotation
refers to language that describes a concept rather than somet…
extended story where characters, setting, or events represent…
short personal story that connects author to the audience
explanatory notes that are added to the text
abstract
refers to language that describes a concept rather than somet…
allegory
extended story where characters, setting, or events represent…
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Unit #1 Vocabulary (AP Language and Composition)
acquisitive
arrogate
belabor
carping
(adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned…
(v.) to claim or take without right... synonyms: usurp, seize,…
(v.) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly... synonyms: ove…
(adj.) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, o…
acquisitive
(adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned…
arrogate
(v.) to claim or take without right... synonyms: usurp, seize,…
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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…
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…
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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…
21 terms
The Language of Composition Chapter 1 Vocabulary
Audience
Concession
Connotation
Context
The listener, viewer, or reader of the text. Usually more tha…
An acknowledgement that an opposing argument may be true or r…
Meanings or associations that readers have with a word beyond…
The circumstances, atmosphere, and attitudes and events surro…
Audience
The listener, viewer, or reader of the text. Usually more tha…
Concession
An acknowledgement that an opposing argument may be true or r…
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…
39 terms
Language of Composition Chapter 1 Vocabulary
rhetoric
audience
context
purpose
study of effective, persuasive language use. According to Ari…
one's listener or readership; those to whom a speech or piece…
words, events, or circumstances that help determine meaning
one's intention or objective in a speech or piece of writing
rhetoric
study of effective, persuasive language use. According to Ari…
audience
one's listener or readership; those to whom a speech or piece…
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
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…
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…
250 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary (Complete Set: 1-3)
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…
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
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Vocabulary #1 - AP Language & Composition
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
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…
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…
12 terms
AP Language and Composition Vocabulary #1
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
15 terms
AP English Language and Composition #1
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
the device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
the repetition of 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
11 terms
AP Language & Composition Vocabulary 1
allegory
colloquial expression
euphemism
figure of speech
a story in which the people, places and things represent gene…
words and phrases used in everyday speech but avoided in form…
the use of a word or phrase that is less direct, but also les…
a word or expression that is not meant to be interpreted in a…
allegory
a story in which the people, places and things represent gene…
colloquial expression
words and phrases used in everyday speech but avoided in form…
10 terms
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…
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