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ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION

VOCABULARY LIST & MOCK TEST FOR 2010 - 2011


MRS. RODRIGUEZ A.K.A. C-ROD

DATE VOCAB WORDS ACTIVITIES

August 23 – A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING Week of 8/23: Mock AP


September 3 Multiple Choice and Essay Test
Roots: CHRON, ANTHRO, MORPH, AN, ARCH #1

Words:
1. Anachronism
2. Anthropomorphism
3. Aplomb
4. Apology
5. Apparatus
6. Apposition
7. Archetype
8. Chiasmus
9. Gesticulate
10. Hypothetical
11. Lexicon
12. Panegyric
13. Paradigm
14. Parallelism
15. Period
16. Pernicious
17. Propitious
18. Rational
19. Sardonic
20. Stalwart (adherent)
21. Syllogism
22. Synecdoche
23. Theoretical

Vocab chart: Definitions, Synonyms, P.O.S

September 6 - ARE YOU TALKIN’ TO ME?


September 17
Roots: COG, LOQ (LOC), LUC (LUM),
HER(HES), CO

Words:
1. Assertion
2. Clarity
3. Cogent
4. Coherent
5. Cohesive
6. Didactic
7. Discourse
8. Eloquence
9. Emphasize
10. Fluid
11. Implication
12. Lucid
13. Rhetoric

Vocab cards: definition, part of speech,


sentence, synonym, antonym, graphic
September 20 – I’LL BE THE JUDGE OF THAT
October 1
SUB, IM (IN), PEN
1. Arbiter
2. Biased
3. Exculpate (exonerate)
4. Impartial
5. Incontrovertible
6. Integrity
7. Objectivity
8. Penitent
9. Plausible
10. Substantiated
11. Vindicated

YOU’RE SO VAIN
1. Condescending
2. Contemptuous
3. Despotic
4. Dictatorial
5. Disdain
6. Haughty
7. Imperious
8. Patronizing

Vocab game: definition, synonym, antonym

OCTOBER 4-15 WHEN THE GOIN GETS TOUGH Week of 10/11: Mock AP
Multiple Choice Test #1
(PEDE)
1. Capitulate
2. Convoluted
3. Cryptic
4. Futile
5. Impede
6. Obscure
7. Quandary

I’M A LOSER BABY


1. Indolent
2. Insipid
3. Listless
4. Torpor

REVOLUTION
1. Alienated
2. Alliance
3. Disparity
4. Servile
5. Suppressed

Vocab chart: definition, positive/negative


OCTOBER 18-29 YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL
1. Embellish
2. Florid
3. Opulent
4. Ornate
5. Ostentatious
6. Poignant

OVERKILL
(GREG, SUPER, FLU)
1. Ebullience
2. Effusive
3. Egregious
4. Flagrant
5. Frenetic
6. Gratuitous
7. Sanctimonious
8. Superfluous

Vocab test – definition, sentence, synonym,


antonym

NOVEMBER 1 - IT’S GETTING BETTER


12 (BENE)
1. Alleviate (Mitigate)
2. Asylum
3. Auspicious
4. Benevolent (munificent)
5. Benign
6. Mollify
7. Assuage
8. Reclamation
9. Salubrious
10. Sanction

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE


1. Dubious
2. Fabricated
3. Hypocrisy
4. Slander
5. Spurious

Vocab chart: definition, example, non-example

SHE’S CRAFTY
NOVEMBER 15 – 1. Astute
26 2. Chicanery (disingenuous)
3. Clandestine
4. Coup
5. Machinations
6. Ruse
7. Stratagem
8. Surreptitiously
9. Sycophant
10. Wary
11. Wily
SITTIN’ ON THE FENCE
1. Ambiguous
2. Ambivalent
3. Apathetic (automaton)
4. Arbitrary
5. Callous
6. Capricious
7. Equivocate
8. Indifferent
9. Languid (slothful; anemic; lethargic)
10. Precipitous (impetuous)
11. Spontaneous
12. Whimsical

Crossword puzzle: synonym, definition,


antonym and/or sentence

NOVEMBER 29 - JUST A LITTLE BIT


DECEMBER 3 1. Inconsequential
2. Superficial
3. Tenuous
4. Trivial

I WILL SURVIVE
1. Assiduous
2. Compelling
3. Diligent
4. Dogged
5. Endure
6. Intrepid
7. Maverick
8. Obdurate
9. Obstinate
10. Proliferate
11. Tenacity
12. Vitality

Vocab chart: Definitions, Synonyms, Graphic

GO WITH THE FLOW


DECEMBER 6 - 1. Assimilation Week of 12/6: Mock AP Essay
17 2. Consensus Test #1
3. Context
4. Derived
5. Incumbent
6. Inevitable
7. Malleable
8. Subdue

WAYS OF KNOWING
1. Acquired
2. Conception
3. Conviction
4. Dogmatic
5. Enlightening
6. Impression
7. Intuition
8. Misconception
9. Perceptive (Perspicacious)
10. Perspective
11. Profound
Vocab game: definition, synonym, antonym
JANUARY 3 – 21 FEELING AT HOME Week of 1/15 – Mock AP
1. Inherent Multiple Choice and Essay Test
2. Innate #2 (on a Saturday)
3. Inveterate
4. Omnipotent
5. Proximity

ON THE ROAD AGAIN


1. Elusive
2. Emigrate
3. Itinerate (vagabond)
4. Transient
5. Transitory

FRIENDLY
1. Affable
2. Amenable
3. Camaraderie
4. Cordially
5. Facetious

Vocab cards: definition, part of speech,


sentence, synonym, antonym, graphic

JANUARY 24 – UNDER THE WEATHER Week of 1/31: Mock AP Multiple


FEBRUARY 4 1. Despondent (dejected) Choice Test #2
2. Forlorn
3. Impinge
4. Lament
5. Melancholy
6. Sanction
7. Trepidation
8. Truncated
9. Crestfallen

I WRITE THE SONGS


1. Aesthetic
2. Anthology
3. Contemporary
4. Dilettante
5. Eclectic
6. Excerpt
7. Genre
8. Medley
9. Mural
10. Narrative
11. Parody

Vocab story – Story with context clues

FEBRUARY 7 - COOL IT NOW


17 1. Decorous
2. Equanimity
3. Modest
4. Propriety
5. Prudent
6. Serene
7. Staid
8. Stoic
BO-O-O-RING
1. Austere
2. Mediocrity
3. Mundane
4. Ponderous
5. Prosaic
6. Sedentary

Vocab test – definition, sentence, synonym,


antonym

FEBRUARY 21- IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING NICE Week of 2/28: Mock Essay Test
MARCH 11 1. Boor #2
2. Castigate
3. Condemn
4. Defamation
5. Discredit
6. Disparage
7. Pejorative
8. Plagiarism
9. Vilify

NASTY BOYS
1. Brusque
2. Curt
3. Caustic (vitriolic)
4. Fractious
5. Incorrigible
6. Ingrate
7. Insolent
8. Notorious
9. Pugnacious
10. Reprehensible
11. Sophomoric (callow)

PURE EVIL
1. Brittle
2. Charlatan
3. Deleterious
4. Enmity
5. Heinous
6. Malfeasance
7. Malice
8. Putrid
9. Rancorous
10. Toxic

Crossword puzzle: definition, sentence,


synonym and/or antonym

MARCH 21 – OLD SCHOOL Week of March 28: Mock AP


APRIL 1 1. Archaic Essay Test #3
2. Hackneyed
3. Medieval
4. Obsolete

NEW SENSATION
1. Innovative
2. Naïve
3. Nascent
4. Neophyte (novice; greenhorn)
5. Novel
WHO CAN IT BE NOW?
1. Apprehension
2. Arcane
3. Harbinger
4. Ominous
5. Premonition
6. Timorous
7. Trepidation

Vocab chart: Definitions, Synonyms, Graphic

APRIL 4 – STRAIGHT UP
APRIL 15 1. Candor
2. Frank
3. Laconic (succinct)

EARTH, WIND AND FIRE


1. Arid
2. Conflagration
3. Indigenous
4. Nocturnal
5. Sonorous

FULL ON
1. Ample
2. Comprehensive
3. Copious
4. Permeated
5. Pervasive
6. Prodigious
7. Replete

Vocab test – definition, sentence, synonym,


antonym
APRIL 18 – R-E-S-P-E-C-T
APRIL 29 ARCHY

1. Exemplary
2. Idealize
3. Laud (extol)
4. Paramount
5. Venerated
6. Catalog
7. Facile
8. Fastidious
9. Hierarchy
10. Meticulous
11. Pragmatic
12. Sage
13. Solvent

Vocab cards: definition, part of speech,


sentence, synonym, antonym, graphic
MAY 2 - 12 Review of all words Week of May 7: Mock AP
Multiple Choice and Essay Test
#3 (on a Saturday)

May 11 @ 7:45 a.m.: AP English


Language and Composition
Exam
MAY 16-27 Prepare for final exam

MAY 30-JUNE 9 Final exam on all vocab words