Final Vocabulary

Final Vocabulary - abstract words ad hominem adrenaline...

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abstract words    Words that refer to ideas or concepts. ad hominem    A fallacy that attacks the person rather than dealing with the real issue in dispute. adrenaline    A hormone released into the bloodstream in response to physical or mental stress. alliteration    Repetition of the initial consonant sound of close or adjoining words. analogical reasoning    Reasoning in which a speaker compares two similar cases and infers that what is true for  the first case is also true for the second. antithesis    The juxtaposition of contrasting ideas, usually in parallel structure.
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articulation    The physical production of particular speech sounds. attitude    A frame of mind in favor of or opposed to a person, policy, belief, institution, etc. audience-centeredness    Keeping the audience foremost in mind at every step of speech preparation and  presentation. bandwagon    A fallacy which assumes that because something is popular, it is therefore good, correct,  or desirable. bar graph    A graph that uses vertical or horizontal bars to show comparisons among two or more  items. bibliography    A list of all the sources used in preparing a speech.
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brainstorming    A method of generating ideas by free association of words and thoughts. brief example    A specific case referred to in passing to illustrate a point. burden of proof    The obligation facing a persuasive speaker to prove that a change from current policy is  necessary. causal order    A method of speech organization in which the main points show a cause-effect  relationship. causal reasoning    Reasoning that seeks to establish the relationship between causes and effects. central idea    A one-sentence statement that sums up or encapsulates the major ideas of a speech. channel    The means by which a message is communicated. chart    A visual aid that summarizes a large block of information, usually in list form. chronological order    A method of speech organization in which the main points follow a time pattern. cliché    A trite or overused expression.
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clutter    Discourse that takes many more words than are necessary to express an idea. comparative advantages  order    A method of organizing persuasive speeches in which each main point explains why a  speaker's solution to a problem is preferable to other proposed solutions. concrete words    Words that refer to tangible objects. connective
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course COMM 203 taught by Professor Cosgriff-hernandez during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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