World Literature Vocabulary

English II Vocabulary 2016-2017

Assigned this year:

Elements of Style Part IV -- Words and Expressions Commonly Misused

sanguine, sardonic, insidious, euphemism, cogent, paradigm, august, vortex, quixotic, arable, hectare, potable, anthropogenic, salinization, reticent/reticence, rhetoric, alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, consonance, simile, metaphor, homophone, hyperbole, anaphora, enjambment. caesura, antecedent, chiasmus, abstract (noun), utopia, renaissance, explicit, incessant, assimilate, precipitous, lucid, rudimentary, anachronism, fecund, temerity, furtive, ephemeral, itinerant, philistine, profligate, tenet, charisma, chimera, agnostic, static, panacea, parochial, taciturn, unctuous, vitriolic, hypothetical, emulate, bane, ambivalent, solicitous, soporific, colloquial, blank verse, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, ODYSSEY WORDS: agora, megaron, archetype, dissemble, venerate/venerable, prodigious, tantalize, guile, protagonist, antagonist, bane, chimera, charisma, philistine, vainglory, improvise, amulet, protean, epithet, timé, pandemonium, anon, asphodel, titanic, hekatomb, panacea, gesticulate, introspective, recondite, petulant, abstinent, ingenuous, anxious, subordinate clause, credulous/credible/credence, paradox, iamb, trochee, caesura, ephemeral, maudlin, exigent, angst, metamorphosis, supercilious, laconic, taciturn, indolent, credulous, reticent, disapprobation, lassitude, perfunctory, dissolute, supine, limpid, parsimonious, abstract (n)

AP Language Key Terminology: (handout)

ad hominem argument, allegory, allusion, ambiguity, analogy, aphorism, apostrophe, atmosphere, clause, colloquial, conceit, connotation, denotation, diction, didactic, euphemism, extended metaphor, figurative language, figure of speech, genre, homily, hyperbole, imagery, infer/inference, invective, verbal irony, situational irony, dramatic irony, loose sentence, metaphor, metonomy, mood, narrative, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, paradox, parallelism, parody, pedantic, periodic sentence, personification, point of view, predicate adjectives, predicate nominatives, prose, repetition, rhetoric, rhetorical modes, rhetorical question, sarcasm, satire, simile, style, subject complement, subordinate clause, syllogism, symbol/symbolism, syntax, theme, thesis, tone, transition, understatement, hyperbole, wit

Terms for the essay section -- AP Language exam:

attitude, concrete detail, descriptive detail, devices, language, narrative devices, narrative technique, persuasive devices, persuasive essay, resources of language, rhetorical features, sentence structure, stylistic devices


assiduous, loquacious, contemporary (n), noxious, dispassionately, arrant, agnostic, licentious

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