Nov. 7 Vocab

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Nov. 7 Vocab
2011-11-06 22:09:25
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Nov. 7 Vocab quiz
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  1. Argumentation
    Writing that attempts to prove the validity of a point of view or an idea by presenting reasoned arguments; persuasive writing is a form of argumentation
  2. Didactic
    writing whose purpose is to instruct or to teach. The work is usually formal and focuses on moral or ethical concerns. This type of writing may be fiction or nonfiction that teaches a specific lesson or moral or provides a model of correct behavior or thinking.
  3. Pedantic
    a term used to describe writing that borders on lecturing. It is scholarly and academic and often overly difficult and distant
  4. Sarcasm
    harsh, caustic personal remarks to or about someone; less subtle than irony
  5. Grit
    (Noun) abrasive particles or granules; firmness of character
  6. Ostracize
    (Verb) to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges; to banish.
  7. Lugubrious
    (adj.) gloomy, especially in an exaggerated matter.
  8. Inception
    (noun) an act, process, or instance of beginning.
  9. Punditry
    (Noun) the opinions or methods of pundits. A pundit is a learned person, expert, or authority; a person who makes comments or judgments, especially in an authoritative manner; critic or commentator.
  10. Litigation
    (Noun) The act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in court, a judicial proceeding or contest.
  11. Adoxography
    (Noun) Eloquent praise of a worthless thing, or in literature: Fine writing of a trivial or base subject.
  12. Efficacy
    (Noun) The capacity to achieve a desired result.