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200 terms
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…
20 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary Unit 10
accrue
annotation
bedlam
covert
to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a l…
a state or scene of uproar and confusion
hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, seclu…
accrue
to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
annotation
a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a l…
29 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary Week 10
Accrue
Apocryphal
Avouch
Cache
(v) be added by growth
(adj.) of dubious origin; fictitious
(v) declare strongly
(n, v) hiding place
Accrue
(v) be added by growth
Apocryphal
(adj.) of dubious origin; fictitious
10 terms
Vocabulary #10 AP English Language and Composition
Neophyte
Tractable
Equanimity
Malaise
(n) a person who is new to a subject, skilll, or belief
(adj) (of a person or animal) easy to control or influence
(n) mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, espec…
(n) a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness w…
Neophyte
(n) a person who is new to a subject, skilll, or belief
Tractable
(adj) (of a person or animal) easy to control or influence
10 terms
AP English Language and Composition Unit 10 Vocabulary
rile
monotonous
unscrupulous
pacifist
to make angry; to arouse resentment, irritate
boring, lacking in variety, repetitive
unprincipled, with no conscience
person opposed to war or violence
rile
to make angry; to arouse resentment, irritate
monotonous
boring, lacking in variety, repetitive
20 terms
AP English Language and Composition - Vocabulary Unit 10
acumen
adjucate
anachronism
apocryphal
keenness of insight, quickness or accuracy of judgment
to act as judge in a matter, to settle through the use of jud…
a chronological misplacing of events, objects, or customs in…
of doubtful or questionable authenticity
acumen
keenness of insight, quickness or accuracy of judgment
adjucate
to act as judge in a matter, to settle through the use of jud…
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…
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…
22 terms
AP Language and Composition Vocabulary #10
Ancillary (adj/n)
Assiduous (adj)
Audacity (n)
Articulate (adj/v)
Providing necessary support to the primary activities or oper…
Showing great care and preservance.
The willingness to take bold risks; rude or disrespectful beh…
(Of a person or a person's words) Having or showing the abili…
Ancillary (adj/n)
Providing necessary support to the primary activities or oper…
Assiduous (adj)
Showing great care and preservance.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
20 terms
Unit #10 Vocabulary (AP Language and Composition)
askance
attenuate
benign
cavil
(adv) with suspicion, distrust, disapproval. ... Synonyms: dist…
(v) to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, in…
(adj) gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favora…
(v) to find fault in a petty way, carp; (n) a trivial objecti…
askance
(adv) with suspicion, distrust, disapproval. ... Synonyms: dist…
attenuate
(v) to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, in…
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…
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…
60 terms
AP Language and Composition Vocabulary
Expletive
Asyndeton
Polysyndeton
Understatement
noun, a profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or…
noun, the omission of conjunctions like "and" or "but" where…
noun, using several conjunctions in close succession, especia…
noun, a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to wh…
Expletive
noun, a profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or…
Asyndeton
noun, the omission of conjunctions like "and" or "but" where…
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…
10 terms
AP Language and Composition: Vocabulary #10
Tacit
Tenuous
Timorous
Trepidation
(Adjective) Implied but not actually expressed or spoken... Syn…
(Adjective) Having little substance or strength; shaky; flims…
(Adjective) Timid; shy... Synonyms: Afraid, meek, hesitant... Anto…
(Noun) Uncertainty; apprehension... Synonyms: Anxiety, worry, u…
Tacit
(Adjective) Implied but not actually expressed or spoken... Syn…
Tenuous
(Adjective) Having little substance or strength; shaky; flims…
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…
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
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
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
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…
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
98 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary (7-10 combined)
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…
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
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
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
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…
29 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Substantiated
Contemptuous
Patronizing
Implication
Supported with proof or evidence and verified
Feeling hatred or scornful
Treating people in a condescending manner
The act of suggesting or hinting
Substantiated
Supported with proof or evidence and verified
Contemptuous
Feeling hatred or scornful
50 terms
AP English Language and Composition
Allegory
Antecedent
Antithesis
Aphorism
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun.
Opposition or contrast of ideas through parallelism.
Terse statement of unknown authorship which expresses a gener…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Antecedent
Word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun.
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 & 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…
120 terms
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
298 terms
AP English language and composition vocabulary
discretion
empiricism
episodic
epithet
speaking or behaving in a secretive way to avoid causing offe…
the theory that all knowledge is derived from experience
a series of loosely connected thoughts or events
an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality chara…
discretion
speaking or behaving in a secretive way to avoid causing offe…
empiricism
the theory that all knowledge is derived from experience
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…
30 terms
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…
103 terms
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…
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
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
160 terms
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…
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…
10 terms
AP Language and Composition Vocabulary #10
apocryphal
credulous
extraneous
gourmand
adj. of dubious origin
adj. gullible
adj. irrelevant; not vital
n. epicure; glutton
apocryphal
adj. of dubious origin
credulous
adj. gullible
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