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TONE VOCABULARY

Tone is defined as the manner of expression in written documents or speech. It includes a
general overall...
WORDS SETTING UP COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS

The AP World History exam asks students to write a compare and contrast essay....
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Vocabulary Of Tone And Comparison

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Vocabulary Of Tone And Comparison

  1. 1. TONE VOCABULARY Tone is defined as the manner of expression in written documents or speech. It includes a general overall quality or atmosphere. Tone is also strongly related to point of view. If a student can identify the document’s tone, he or she may be able to establish what the writer’s or speaker’s view point is. Teaching the words below will help a student see Tone. POSITIVE TONE/ATTITUDE WORDS LIGHTHEARTED ELATED ENTHUSIASTIC PIOUS CONFIDENT PASSIONATE LOVING RESOLUTE AMUSED EXUBERANT COMPASSIONATE COSMOPOLITAN COMPLIMENTARY OPTIMISTIC AMUSED HOPEFUL SYMPATHETIC TOLERANT CHEERY PROUD REASONED NEGATIVE TONE/ATTITUDE WORDS ANGRY SCORNFUL POMPOUS DESPAIRING FURIOUS SARCASTIC WHIMSICAL FOREBODING IRRITATED CRITICAL SOMBER RESIGNED ACCUSING SATIRIC SAD DISTRUSTFUL DISGUSTED BANTERING SOLEMN HAUGHTY WRATHFUL TAUNTING CONCERNED ARISTOCRATIC INDIGNANT IRONIC GLOOMY ARROGANT BITTER DISDAINFUL HOPELESS INTOLERANT OUTRAGED CYNICAL ELEGIAC JUDGEMENTAL CONDEMNING FACETIOUS DISTURBED COMBATIVE THREATENING SARDONIC SERIOUS SANCTIMONIOUS INFLAMMATORY IRREVERENT FEARFUL FALSE DEROGATORY INSOLENT SOBER ALIENATED DISGRUNTLED FLIPPANT STAID SEDITIOUS INSULTING CONTEMPRUOUS MELANCHOLIC PROVINCIAL BELLIGERENT CONDESCENDING MOURNFUL BELLICOSE PATRONIZING APPREHENSIVE NEUTRAL TONE/ATTITUDE WORDS FORMAL INSTRUCTIVE INCREDULOUS LACONIC CEREMONIAL MATTER OF FACT SHOCKED INTUITIVE RESTRAINED ADMONISHING BAFFLED CONCILIATORY DETACHED LEARNED DISBELIEVING DIPLOMATIC OBJECTIVE FACTUAL URGENT MARTIAL CANDID DIDACTIC NOSTALGIC SUBMISSIVE CLINICAL INFORMATIVE REMINISCENT QUESTIONING AUTHORITATIVE SENTIMENTAL OTHER /ATTITUDE WORDS OPINIONATED PATRIOTIC CIVIL BIASED ASSERTIVE RIGHTEOUS PREJUDICED PHILOSOPHICAL SUBJECTIVE DEFERENTIAL NATIONALISTIC JUDICIOUS
  2. 2. WORDS SETTING UP COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS The AP World History exam asks students to write a compare and contrast essay. Often students fail to make direct comparisons or contrasts. One of the simplest ways is to use vocabulary which sets it up. Listed below are words denoting “similar” and “different.” There are variations based on word combinations and tenses but this list should provide some assistance in making directed comparisons. SIMILARITY SIMILAR COMMENSURABLE ANALOGICAL SIMILARLY OF THE SAME ORDER COLLATABLE THE SAME AS WORTHY OF CORRELATIVE IN COMPARISON COMPARISON LIKE COMPARATIVELY MEASURE UP TO EQUAL BOTH MATCH UP WITH CORRESPONDING ALSO PARALLEL COMPARABLE ANALOGOUS CONTRAST IN CONTRAST UNLIKE DIVERGENCE DIFFERENTLY DISTINCT DISPARITY ON THE OTHER HAND DISTINCTIVE INEQUALITY EVEN THOUGH OPPOSE CONTRARY ALTHOUGH HETERODOX OTHERWISE WHEREAS DIFFERENCE DISTINCT BUT DISTINCTION PECULARLY INCOMPARABLE DISSIMILARITY OPPOSITELY INCOMMENSURATE VARIES DISSIMILAR VARIATION BOTH NEITHER/NOR

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