Ch. 12 Vocab
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Ch. 12 Vocab
Programmed College Vocabulary
the art of using words persuasively and effectively in writing and speaking
wordiness; needless repetition
ridiculous misuse of a word for another one that sounds like it
a mild expression substituted for a distasteful one
dullness in expression or content; lack of freshness and creativity
a word made up from the initial letters or syllables of a title or phrase
a word of opposite meaning
a word that sounds like another word but has a different meaning and usually a different spelling
concreteness - noun
quality of being specific and of referring to particular things
connotation - noun
the suggestiveness and emotional associations of a word apart from its denotation, or literal meaning
writing or speech which is not poetry.
exposition - noun
writing which explains or informs
a short condensed version of a piece of writing.
copying the language or ideas of another author and presenting them as one's own.
to restate a passage in different words.
ellipsis - noun
the omission of words as from quoted material usually indicated by three dots or asterisks
begging the question
assuming what has yet to be proved
assuming that one thing caused another merely because it happen earlier
appealing to a person's prejudices or selfish interests rather than to his reason; attacking an opponent rather than sticking to the issue
a conclusion that does not follow from the evidence presented`
persuasion to join the popular or winning side
the offering of only two alternatives when more than two exist
an extended comparison to clarify an idea
the device of pretending to be ignorant and asking questions in order to trap the opponent into obvious error
an incomplete sentence
the use of a comma between main clauses where a period or semicolon should be used
similarity of grammatical structure given to similar ideas
a verbal form that consists usually of to plus a verb as "to walk"
a verbal adjective
an accepted phrase that is contrary to the usual language pattern