AP Terms and Vocabulary Week 14
#5 Antithesis The juxtaposition of sharply contrasting ideas in balanced or parallel words, phrases, grammatical structures, or ideas.
#7 Apostrophe An address or invocation to something inanimate
#13 Canon That which has been accepted as authentic, such as in canon law.
#15 Claim In argumentation, an assertion of something as a fact.
#23 Deductive Reasoning The method of argument in which specific statements and conclusions are drawn from general principles. Movement from the general to specific
#41 Inductive Reasoning The method of reasoning or argument in which general statements and conclusions are drawn from specific principles. Movement from the specific to general
#34 Extended Metaphor A series of comparisons within a piece of writing. If they are consistently on one concept, this is also known as a conceit.
#25 Diction Word Choice
#38 Homily A sermon, but more contemporary uses include any serious talk, speech, or lecture involving morals or spiritual life.
#39 Hyperbole Overstatement characterized by exaggerated language, usually to make a point or to draw attention.
Anathema A cursed, detested person
Antipathy A strong dislike, repugnance
Cogent Intellectually convincing
Cupidity Greed, strong desire
Exculpate To free from guilt or blame
Fatuous Silly, foolish
Garrulous Talkative, wordy
Grandiloquence Lofty, pompous language
Impinge To impact, affect, make an impression To encroach, infringe
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