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20 terms
AP English Language & Composition SAT Vocabulary List
Apathy
Ambiguous
Fervent
Vagrant
Lack of emotion or intrest
Having more than meaning; vague
Passionate
A wandering homeless person; a tramp
Apathy
Lack of emotion or intrest
Ambiguous
Having more than meaning; vague
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AP English Language and Composition SAT VOCABULARY STUDY
assimilation
astringent
attenuate
bawdy
to absorb, to make similar
binding, constricting
to make or become fine, to diminish the value of
vulgar, lewd
assimilation
to absorb, to make similar
astringent
binding, constricting
23 terms
AP English Language and Composition SAT VOCABULARY STUDY
abrogate
abstruse
admonish
adulate
to repeal; to abolish
hard to understand; esoteric; technical
to warn; to advise
to idolize; to worship
abrogate
to repeal; to abolish
abstruse
hard to understand; esoteric; technical
15 terms
AP English Language & Composition SAT Vocabulary List #3
reprove
discern
cursory
profligate
to scold; to find fault with
to distinguish one thing from another
hasty, not thorough
extremely wasteful; wildly extravagant
reprove
to scold; to find fault with
discern
to distinguish one thing from another
15 terms
English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 6
Enervate
Engender
Enigma
Ephemeral
weaken
cause; produce
puzzle; mystery
short-lived; fleeting
Enervate
weaken
Engender
cause; produce
15 terms
English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 7
hamper
haughtiness
hedonist
Extricate
obstruct
pride, arrogance
one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life
free; disentangle
hamper
obstruct
haughtiness
pride, arrogance
15 terms
English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 3
Censure
Clemency
Coercion
Compliance
blame; criticize
disposition to be lenient
use of force to get someone to obey
readiness to yield; conformity in fulfilling requirements
Censure
blame; criticize
Clemency
disposition to be lenient
15 terms
English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 2
Articulate
Ascendancy
Astute
Atrophy
effective; distinct
controlling influence; domination
wise; shrewd; keen
wasting away
Articulate
effective; distinct
Ascendancy
controlling influence; domination
15 terms
English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 4
Debilitate
Delineate
Depravity
Deprecate
weaken; enfeeble
portray
extreme corruption; wickedness
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
Debilitate
weaken; enfeeble
Delineate
portray
15 terms
English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 5
DIsperse
Disseminate
Dissonance
Distend
scatter
distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
discord
expand; swell out
DIsperse
scatter
Disseminate
distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
15 terms
English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 1
Abstract
Acquiesce
Adulation
Adversarey
theoretical; not concrete; non-representational
assent, agree without professing
flattery; admiration
opponent
Abstract
theoretical; not concrete; non-representational
Acquiesce
assent, agree without professing
15 terms
AP English Language & Composition SAT Vocabulary List #2
apathy
ambiguous
fervent
vagrant
lack of emotion or interest
having more than one meaning; vague
passionate
a wandering homeless person; a tramp
apathy
lack of emotion or interest
ambiguous
having more than one meaning; vague
20 terms
AP English Language & Composition SAT Vocabulary List #5
abstract
cacophonous
cliché
colloquial
language that is conceptual or philosophical
harsh, confrontational, or brutal sounding language
figurative language used so often it has lost its freshness a…
regional language differing in usage, connotation, pronunciat…
abstract
language that is conceptual or philosophical
cacophonous
harsh, confrontational, or brutal sounding language
15 terms
AP English Language & Composition SAT Vocabulary List #4
prodigal
assess
deter
complacent
extravagant; wasteful
to estimate the value of; to measure
to prevent, especially by threatening
smug; self-satisfied; overly confident
prodigal
extravagant; wasteful
assess
to estimate the value of; to measure
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English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 10
Irreproachable
Jocular
Laconic
Lampoon
blameless; impeccable
said or done in jest
brief and to the point
ridicule
Irreproachable
blameless; impeccable
Jocular
said or done in jest
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English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 8
Heresy
Homogeneous
Hypocritical
Hypothetical
opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accep…
of the same kind
pretending to be virtuous; deceiving
based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed
Heresy
opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accep…
Homogeneous
of the same kind
15 terms
English Language & Composition AP SAT Vocabulary List 9
Indefatigable
Indelible
Indict
Indolent
tireless
not able to be erased
charge
lazy
Indefatigable
tireless
Indelible
not able to be erased
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AP English Language & Composition SAT Vocabulary List #4
prodigal
assess
deter
complacent
extravagant; wasteful
to estimate the value of; to measure
to prevent, especially by threatening
smug; self-satisfied; overly confident
prodigal
extravagant; wasteful
assess
to estimate the value of; to measure
20 terms
AP English Language and Composition SAT Vocabulary Study Week One
abrogate
abstrus
admonish
adulate
to repeal; to abolish
hard to understand; esoteric; technical
to warn; to advise
to idolize; to worship
abrogate
to repeal; to abolish
abstrus
hard to understand; esoteric; technical
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AP English Language and Composition: SAT 28
Salutary
Sanction
Saturate
Savory
Healthful; Beneficial
Approval
Soak; Bathe
Appetizing; Tasty
Salutary
Healthful; Beneficial
Sanction
Approval
10 terms
AP English Language/Composition: SAT 22
Opulent (adj)
Overt (adj)
Painstaking (noun)
Pariah (noun)
Wealthy, rich
Not concealed or secret
Careful and diligent effort
An outcast
Opulent (adj)
Wealthy, rich
Overt (adj)
Not concealed or secret
100 terms
AP English Language and Composition SAT vocab
Abate
Abdicate
Aberration
Abhor
To reduce or lessen
To give up or surrender a position
Something unusual; anomaly
To hate, despise
Abate
To reduce or lessen
Abdicate
To give up or surrender a position
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
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
60 terms
SAT Vocab AP English Language and Composition
Factious
Ignoble
Boor
Aegis
Causing disagreement
Dishonorable; shameful
A rude or impolite person
A shield; protection
Factious
Causing disagreement
Ignoble
Dishonorable; shameful
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AP English Language and Composition SAT words
Affront
Blase
Cajole
Choleric
A personally offensive act or word; deliberate act or display…
Indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if f…
To persuade by flattery or promises; wheedle; coax
Extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible
Affront
A personally offensive act or word; deliberate act or display…
Blase
Indifferent to or bored with life; unimpressed, as or as if f…
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…
98 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary 3
Pertinacious
Petulance
Pithy
Platitude
(adj.) stubbornly persistent (Harry's parents were frustrated…
(n.) rudeness, irritability (The nanny resigned after she cou…
(adj.) concisely meaningful (My father's long-winded explanat…
(n.) an uninspired remark, cliché (After reading over her pap…
Pertinacious
(adj.) stubbornly persistent (Harry's parents were frustrated…
Petulance
(n.) rudeness, irritability (The nanny resigned after she cou…
72 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary 2
Imperious
Impertinent
Impervious
Impetuous
(adj.) commanding, domineering (The imperious nature of your…
(adj.) rude, insolent (Most of your comments are so impertine…
(adj.) impenetrable, incapable of being affected (Because of…
(adj.) rash; hastily done (Hilda's hasty slaying of the king…
Imperious
(adj.) commanding, domineering (The imperious nature of your…
Impertinent
(adj.) rude, insolent (Most of your comments are so impertine…
80 terms
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…
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…
90 terms
Terms- AP English Language and Composition
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Antecedent
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
A similarity or comparison between two different things or th…
The word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun. The AP…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
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
20 terms
AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION SAT VOCABULARY STUDY
abrogate
abstruse
admonish
adulate
to repeal; to abolish (Syn: revoke overturn) (Ant: institute,…
hard to understand; esoteric; technical (Syn: obscure, perple…
to warn; to advise (Syn: reprimand, scold) (Ant: approve, pra…
to idolize; to worship (Syn: adore, cherish) (Ant: despise, d…
abrogate
to repeal; to abolish (Syn: revoke overturn) (Ant: institute,…
abstruse
hard to understand; esoteric; technical (Syn: obscure, perple…
8 terms
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…
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…
90 terms
Terms- AP English Language and Composition
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Antecedent
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
A similarity or comparison between two different things or th…
The word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun. The AP…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
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…
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…
15 terms
AP Language and Composition - SAT Vocabulary Lesson I
factious
ignoble
boor
aegis
adj. - causing disagreement
adj. - dishonorable; shameful
n. - a rude or impolite person
n. - a shield; protection
factious
adj. - causing disagreement
ignoble
adj. - dishonorable; shameful
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…
15 terms
AP Language and Composition - SAT Vocabulary Lesson II
impotent
antithesis
maelstrom
emendation
adj. - powerless; lacking strength
n. - an exact opposite; an opposite extreme
n. - whirlpool; turbulence; agitated state of mind
n. - a correction
impotent
adj. - powerless; lacking strength
antithesis
n. - an exact opposite; an opposite extreme
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…
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…
68 terms
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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
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