Advanced Placement English Vocabulary Test! Quiz

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Advanced Placement English Vocabulary Test! Quiz - 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
  • 2. 
    an adjective thatdescribes words phrases or general tone that is overly scholary academic or bookish
  • 3. 
    the branch of linguistics that studies the meaning of words their historical and psychology developtment their connotations and their relation to one another
  • 4. 
    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
  • 5. 
    the way an author chooses to join words into phrases clases and sentences is similiar to diction but you can differentiate by thinking
  • 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.
  • 7. 
    the prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work setting tone events can effect the mood moss is similiar to tone and atmosphere
  • 8. 
    the multiple meanings either intentional or unintentional of a word phrase sentence or passage
  • 9. 
    a terse statement of known authorship which expresses general trath or moral principle.can be memorable summation of the authors point
  • 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
  • 11. 
    a figure of speech using diliberate exaggeration or overstatement in greek meaning overshoot. often have a comic effect is also produces irony
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 15. 
    writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid
  • 16. 
    literally means sermon but more informally it can include any serious talk speech or lecture involoving moral or spiritual advice
  • 17. 
    an emotionally violent verbal denuction ot attack using strong abusive language
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 20. 
    the duplication either extract or approximate of any element of language such as a sound,word,phrase,sentence,or grammatical pattern.
  • 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
  • 22. 
    greek for reckoning together. it is a deductive system of formal logic that presents two premises that inevitably lead to a sound conclusion
  • 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
  • 24. 
    when one kind of sensory stimulus evokes the subjective experience of another
  • 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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