Advanced Placement English Vocabulary Test! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    from the greek word orator this term describes the principles govering the art of writing effectively,eloquently and persuasively

    Explanation
    Rhetoric is the correct answer because it is derived from the Greek word "orator" and refers to the principles that govern the art of writing effectively, eloquently, and persuasively. Rhetoric involves using language and communication techniques to effectively convey ideas, persuade an audience, and create a powerful impact. It encompasses various strategies such as using persuasive language, employing rhetorical devices, and structuring arguments in a compelling manner.

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    an adjective thatdescribes words phrases or general tone that is overly scholary academic or bookish

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    Pedantic is an adjective that describes words, phrases, or a general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish. It refers to someone who is excessively concerned with minor details or rules, often showing off their knowledge in a showy and pretentious manner. When someone is being pedantic, they tend to focus on trivial matters and can come across as overly formal or rigid in their language or behavior.

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    the branch of linguistics that studies the meaning of words their historical and psychology developtment their connotations and their relation to one another

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    Semantics is the branch of linguistics that focuses on the study of meaning in language. It examines the historical and psychological development of words, their connotations, and their relationships with one another. Semantics explores how words convey meaning, both in isolation and in combination with other words, and how meanings can change over time. It is concerned with understanding the nuances and subtleties of language and how meaning is conveyed through words and their contexts.

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    a work that targets human vices and follies or social institutionas and conventiions for refrom or ridicule regardless of weather or not the work aims to reform human behavior

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    Satire is a form of literary work that aims to criticize and mock human vices, follies, social institutions, and conventions. It may or may not have the intention to reform human behavior. Satire often uses humor, irony, and sarcasm to expose and satirize the flaws and shortcomings of individuals or society. It serves as a tool to bring about awareness, provoke thought, and initiate change by highlighting the absurdities and contradictions in human behavior and societal norms.

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  • 5. 

    the way an author chooses to join words into phrases clases and sentences is similiar to diction but you can differentiate by thinking

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    The given answer, "syntax," is the correct choice because it refers to the way an author organizes and arranges words into phrases, clauses, and sentences in a coherent and meaningful manner. Syntax encompasses the rules and principles that govern sentence structure and word order, allowing for effective communication and comprehension. While diction focuses on the choice and use of individual words, syntax deals with their arrangement and relationship to one another within a sentence or passage.

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  • 6. 

    in modern usage intellectually amusing statement is humorous while suggesting the speakers verbal power in creating ingenious and perceptive reamrks. usually uses terse language that makes a pointed statement.

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    The given answer, "wit," accurately describes the concept of an intellectually amusing statement that showcases the speaker's verbal prowess and cleverness. Wit is known for its use of concise and pointed language to make insightful and humorous remarks. This explanation aligns with the definition provided in the question.

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    the prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work setting tone events can effect the mood moss is similiar to tone and atmosphere

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    The given statement suggests that the prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work can set the tone for events and also affect the mood. It further states that mood is similar to tone and atmosphere. Therefore, the correct answer to this question is "mood".

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  • 8. 

    the multiple meanings either intentional or unintentional of a word phrase sentence or passage

    Explanation
    Ambiguity refers to the presence of multiple meanings in a word, phrase, sentence, or passage. These multiple meanings can be intentional, when used for literary or rhetorical purposes, or unintentional, when caused by unclear or vague language. Ambiguity can lead to confusion or misinterpretation, as the intended meaning may not be clear to the reader or listener.

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  • 9. 

    a terse statement of known authorship which expresses general trath or moral principle.can be memorable summation of the authors point

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    An aphorism is a concise statement that is attributed to a known author and expresses a general truth or moral principle. It is often a memorable summation of the author's point.

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  • 10. 

    from the greek for good speech are a more agreeable or less effective substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept. may be used to adhere to standards of social or political correctness or to add human or ironic statement

    Explanation
    A euphemism is a word or phrase that is used to replace a more unpleasant or offensive word or concept. It is derived from the Greek word for "good speech" and is often used to adhere to social or political correctness or to add a touch of humanity or irony to a statement.

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  • 11. 

    a figure of speech using diliberate exaggeration or overstatement in greek meaning overshoot. often have a comic effect is also possible.it produces irony

    Explanation
    Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves intentional exaggeration or overstatement. It is derived from the Greek word meaning "overshoot". Hyperboles are often used to create a comic effect and can also produce irony. In literature and everyday language, hyperbole is used to emphasize a point or to create a dramatic effect. It is an effective tool for adding emphasis and creating vivid imagery in writing or speech.

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  • 12. 

    a statement that appears to be self contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validity

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    A paradox is a statement that seems to contradict itself or go against common sense, but upon closer examination, it actually holds some truth or validity. It may appear to be illogical or impossible at first, but it often reveals a deeper meaning or truth when analyzed further. Paradoxes are often used in literature, philosophy, and logic to challenge conventional thinking and provoke thought. They can be seen as a way to highlight the complexities and contradictions of the human experience.

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  • 13. 

    the device of using character and or story elements symbolically an abstraction in addicion to the literal meaning.meaning usually deals with moral truth or a generalization about human existence.

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    An allegory is a literary device that involves using characters and story elements symbolically to represent abstract ideas or moral truths. It goes beyond the literal meaning of the text and typically explores deeper meanings about human existence or conveys generalizations about life. In an allegory, the characters and events can be interpreted as representing real-life situations or concepts, allowing readers to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying message or theme.

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  • 14. 

    the use of slang or informalities in speech or writing. not generally acceptable for formal writing colloquialisms give a work a conversational,familiar tone. expressions include local or regional dialects

    Explanation
    Colloquial refers to the use of slang or informal language in speech or writing. It is not generally acceptable in formal writing, but colloquialisms can give a work a conversational and familiar tone. Colloquial expressions can also include local or regional dialects.

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    writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid

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    Figurative language refers to the use of words or phrases in a way that deviates from their literal meaning, often to create a more vivid or imaginative effect. It includes techniques such as similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole. This type of language is used to add depth, emotion, and creativity to writing or speech, allowing the reader or listener to engage with the text on a deeper level.

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  • 16. 

    literally means sermon but more informally it can include any serious talk speech or lecture involoving moral or spiritual advice

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    A homily is a type of sermon that is usually given in a religious setting, such as a church. However, it can also refer to any serious talk, speech, or lecture that involves moral or spiritual advice. The word "homily" is often used informally to describe any kind of moral or spiritual discourse, regardless of the setting in which it takes place.

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  • 17. 

    an emotionally violent verbal denuction ot attack using strong abusive language

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    Invective refers to an emotionally violent verbal attack that involves the use of strong and abusive language. It is a form of communication where individuals express their anger, frustration, or criticism towards someone or something by using harsh and insulting words. Invective is often used to demean, belittle, or humiliate the target of the verbal attack.

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  • 18. 

    greek meaning changed label or substitute name metonymy is a figure of sppech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it.

    Explanation
    Metonymy is a figure of speech where the name of one object is used to refer to another object that is closely associated with it. In this case, the Greek word "metonymy" refers to the concept of a changed label or substitute name. This figure of speech is commonly used in literature and rhetoric to add depth and meaning to the language by using a related term to represent the intended meaning.

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  • 19. 

    one of the major divisions of genre,prose refers to fiction and non fiction including all its forms in prise the printer determines the length of the line in poetry the poet determines the length of the line

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    Prose is a major division of genre that encompasses both fiction and non-fiction writing. It includes various forms of writing such as novels, short stories, essays, and articles. Unlike poetry, where the poet determines the length of the line, in prose, the length of the line is determined by the printer or the formatting of the text. Prose is characterized by its straightforward and ordinary language, lacking the rhythmic and structured qualities found in poetry.

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  • 20. 

    the duplication either extract or approximate of any element of language such as a sound,word,phrase,sentence,or grammatical pattern.

    Explanation
    Repetition refers to the act of duplicating or repeating any element of language, such as a sound, word, phrase, sentence, or grammatical pattern. It involves the deliberate use of repetition to emphasize a certain point or create a particular effect in writing or speech. It can help reinforce ideas, create rhythm or musicality, and make a piece of communication more memorable.

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  • 21. 

    greek menaing to tear flesh involves bitter caustic language that is meant to hurt and ridicule someone or something. it may use irony as a device.can be witty and insightful when poorly done its simply cruel

    Explanation
    The given passage describes a form of communication that involves using bitter and caustic language to hurt and ridicule someone or something. This form of communication can be witty and insightful when done well, but when poorly done, it is simply cruel. This description aligns with the concept of sarcasm, which involves using irony as a device to mock or criticize. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is sarcasm.

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  • 22. 

    greek for reckoning together. it is a deductive system of formal logic that presents two premises that inevitably lead to a sound conclusion

    Explanation
    The term "syllogism" refers to a deductive system of formal logic that involves presenting two premises that ultimately lead to a sound conclusion. In other words, it is a method of reasoning that involves using two statements or propositions to draw a logical conclusion. The word "syllogism" originates from the Greek term meaning "reckoning together," which reflects the process of combining premises to reach a valid conclusion.

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  • 23. 

    a word or phrase that links different ideas used espically although not exclusively in expository and argumentative writing transitions effectivly signal a shift from one idea to another

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    A transition is a word or phrase that is used to effectively signal a shift from one idea to another in expository and argumentative writing. Transitions are particularly important in these types of writing because they help to create coherence and flow in the text, allowing the reader to easily follow the logical progression of ideas. By using transitions, the writer can smoothly connect different thoughts and concepts, making the overall argument or explanation more clear and organized.

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  • 24. 

    when one kind of sensory stimulus evokes the subjective experience of another

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    Synesthesia is a phenomenon where one type of sensory stimulus triggers the perception of another unrelated sensory experience. For example, a person with synesthesia may see colors when they hear music or taste flavors when they see certain shapes. This condition occurs due to cross-wiring or heightened connections between different areas of the brain responsible for processing different senses. The term "synesthesia" is used to describe this unique blending of senses, allowing individuals to experience the world in a way that is different from the norm.

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  • 25. 

    a similarity or comparison between two different things or the realtionship between them .it can explain something unfamiliar by associating it with or pointing out its similarity to something more familiar.

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    An analogy is a comparison or similarity between two different things or the relationship between them. It helps explain something unfamiliar by associating it with or pointing out its similarity to something more familiar.

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  • 26. 

    the sensory details or figurative language used todescribe,arouse emotion,or represent abstractions. On a physical level,imagery uses terms releated to the 5 senses:visual auditory tactile,gustatory and olfactory.On a broader and deeper level,however one image can representmore than one thing.

    Explanation
    Imagery refers to the use of sensory details or figurative language to describe, evoke emotions, or represent abstract concepts. It involves the use of terms related to the five senses: visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory. Imagery can also have a deeper meaning, as one image can represent multiple things.

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  • 27. 

    a figure of speech using implied compsrison of seemingly unlike things or the substitution of one for the other suggesting some similarity.metaphorical language makes writing more vivid imaginative thought provoking and meaningful.

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    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two seemingly unlike things or substitutes one for the other to suggest a similarity. It is a form of metaphorical language that adds vividness, imagination, thought-provocation, and meaning to writing. Metaphors allow the reader to make connections and understand concepts in a deeper and more engaging way.

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  • 28. 

    a figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words

    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech that involves the use of words that imitate or resemble the sounds they describe. It is a literary device used to create a vivid and sensory experience for the reader by using words that mimic the actual sounds they represent. This can include words like "buzz," "hiss," or "boom." Onomatopoeia is commonly used in poetry, storytelling, and advertising to add emphasis and bring the text to life.

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  • 29. 

    the flexiable term describes the variety the conventions and the purposes of the major kinds of writing the four most vommon rhetorical modes

    Explanation
    The given answer is "rhetorical modes" because it accurately describes the main topic of the sentence. The sentence states that the flexible term refers to the different types, conventions, and purposes of major kinds of writing, specifically the four most common rhetorical modes. Therefore, "rhetorical modes" is the correct answer as it directly relates to the subject matter discussed in the sentence.

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  • 30. 

    a figure of speech in which  a part of something is used to represent the whole or occasionaly the whole is used to represent a part

    Explanation
    A synecdoche is a figure of speech that uses a part of something to represent the whole or occasionally the whole to represent a part. This literary device is often used to create emphasis or to add depth and complexity to a text. It allows the writer to convey a larger concept or idea by using a smaller, more specific element.

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