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Logos
word, knowledge, or study
Theos
god
Bis
twice or two
Philein
love
Misein
hate
Monos
one
Anthropos
man or mankind
Polys
many
Gamos
marrige
Cupis
point
Glotta
tongue
Loquacious
too talkative
Gullible
easily decieved
Suave
smooth but sometimes overly gracious
Pompous
suggesting ostentatious display
Esthetic
appreciating or loving the beautiful; artistic
Taciturn
habitually silent or unwilling to converse
Opinionated
unduly attracted to one's own opinions
Phlegmatic
calm; complacent emotinally sluggish or unresponsive
Erudite
very learned
Complacent
comepletely self- satisfied; smug
Indefatiguable
never tiring; not exhausted by exercise
Iconoclastic
one who mocks traditio or cherished beliefs
Misanthropic
hater of mankind
Purile
immature; juvenile
Acetic
practicing extreme abstinence or self- dicipline
Punctilious
very exact in the observance in forms of etiquette, ceremony, or behavior
Vapid
lacking spark, flavor, or intrest; dull, empty, flat
Optometrist
checks and corrects vision by prescirbing and fitting eyeglasses
Osteopath
works on theory that diseases arise cheifly from the displacement of bones, with resultant pressure on nerves and blood vessels
Orthodontist
specializes in straitening crooked teeth and in correcting bad bites
Pediatrician
takes over after and obstetrician treating infants and very young children
Opthalmologist
a doctor and often trained surgeon that treats the eyes
Dermatologist
specializes in treatment of the skin
Obstetrician
cares for pregnat women and their babies
Podiatrist
treats the minor aliments of your feet
Optician
grinds lens for glasses
Gynecologist
specializes in diseases particular to women
Phychologist
a medical specialist in mental health disorders and emotional problems
Sycophant
by insincere flattery and pretennded servility hopeto make people think of him kindly
Philologist
scholar of language and speech
Vituoso
reached greatest hieghts or skill in music, art, or language
Circe
she got pleasure in luring men to their destruction
Virago
she is the loud mouthed, turbulent, battle-axe type; vivious, nag, scold
Adonis
he is the handsome greek- god type who makes the hearts of girls flutter
Pedant
greratest dellight is in correcting pety errors
Esthetic
person of fine taste and artistic flair
Coquette
this promises much flirts egregiously and delivers very little
Connoisseur
critical judge of excellence in arts, food, drinks, and women
Tyro
beginner in some profession, occupation, or art
Judas
not trustworthy
Numismatic
collects coins
Demegogue
by appealing to the prejudices and hatreds of the population, to further his political ambitions
Martinet
stickler for dicipline
Clairvoyant
claims the ability to see things not visiblee to thjose with normal sight
Philatelist
collects stamps
Gourmet
knowledgeable and fastidious about eating and drinking, devoted to excelent food
Agnostic
believes that there may or may not be a God
Amazon
she's tall and strapping, masculine kind of woman
Futilitarian
sees no particular point in anything in life
Atheist
believes that God is a figment of the imagination and hence comepletely non-existant
Vulgarian
vulgar in taste and manners
Phobia
fear
Kleptomania
obsessive thievery
Pyromania
obsessed with fire
Dipsomania
an irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drink.
Megalomania
an obsession with doing extravagant or grand things.
Monomania
one single obsession
Hypochodria
fear of illness
Amnesia
loss of memory
Somnanbulism
sleep walking
Insomnia
sleeplessness
Manic depression
hilarity followed by gloom; a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression
Schizophrania
a severe mental disorder characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional blunting, intellectual deterioration, social isolation, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations; no contact with reality
Meloncholia
overwhelming sadness
Paranoia
A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur, often strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason
Oedipus Complex
extreme attachment to mother
Electra Complex
extreme attachment to father
Claustrophobia
fear of tight spaces
Agoraphobia
fear of open areas
Expiate
make amends for
Vegetate
live in a passive way
Ostracize
exclude form public
Procrastinate
put off or delay
Rusticate
Spend time in the country
Vicarious
substitutional
Maudin
tearfully or excessively sentimental
Pander
to cater to base desires
Gregarious
preffering to company of thers to solitude
Effete
spent; exhausted
Ascetic
praticing extreme self-denial
Rationalize
to attribute one's actions to rational and credible motives' without an adequate analsis of the true and usually unconscious motives
Obsequious
seviley attentive; fawning
Subliminate
to direct attintion form its primative and and destructive aim to one that is culturaly or ethnically higher and therefore socially acceptable
Wanton
unchaste; lewd;
Vegetate
Live in a passive way
Mulct
dreprive of a possesion unjustly
Expiate
make amends for
Importune
to beg
Ostracize
exclude from or private favor; ban
Procrastinate
put off until a later date
Scintilate
sparkle with wit and humor
Rusticate
spending time the country
Impute
ascribe; blame, charge a thought to someone in an acusing way
Depricate
to disapprove of the actions of someone
Antimetabole
A figure in which the same words or ideas are repeated in transposed order.
Cloze test
A test for diagnosing reading ability; words are deleted from a prose passage and the reader is required to fill in the passage.
Enthymeme
A syllogism or other argument in which a premise or the conclusion is unexpressed.
Anglo-Saxon Diction
language characterized by simppl, short sentences
Heuristic
involving or serving as an aid to learning, discovery, or problem solving by experimental and especially trial-and-error methods
Epithet
a characterizing word or phrase or occuringin place of the name of a person, place, or thing
Synedoche
a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole
Petitio Principii
a logical fallcay in which a premise is assumed to be true withot warrtant or in wich what id to be proved is implicitly tkaen for granted


"He recived the highest amountof money because he recieved the money."
Trope
a figure of dpeech using words in non-literal ways, such as a metaphor
Zeugma
the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words when it is appropriate to each but in a different wa

" to wage war and peace"
"On his fishing trip he caught two fish and a cold"
Knonoi
the logical way a person thinks
Casuistry
the application of general ethical principles to particular casaes of conscience or conduct (right and wrong)

"stealing is bad unless you have a good reason for it"
Exordium
a beginning or introductory part especially of a speech or treatise
Non Sequitur
an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises

"Lauren Conrad is a on a realty show thereforehe is a good actress."
Anthmeria
hte use of a word asd if it were a mmember of a different word class (part of speech); typically the use of noun as a verb

"the thunder would not peace at my bidding"
Recursive
referring to the moving forth from invention to revision in the process of writing (writing process)
Periphrasis
the substitution of a word or phrase for a proper noun
Tautology
needless repition of an idea,esp. in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as in "widow woman"
Versimilatude
something seemingly authentic, having the appearance of truth
Syllogism
an extremely subtle or deceptive arugument. A form of deductive reasoning consisting of a major premise, a monor premise, and a conclucion.

"All humans are mortal", major premise. "I am human," minor premse. "Therefore, i am mortal."
Pentad
1. Act: what happened?
2. Scence: where is the act happening? what is the background situation?
3. Agent: who is involved?
4. Agency: how did the agents act? by whatmeans do they act?
5. Purpose: why do the agents act? what do they want?
Mmemonic Device
a method for enhancing memory; a trick to help someone memorize something
HOMES
Asyndeton
the omission of conjunctions that ordinarily join coordinate clauses

"I came, I saw, I conquered"
Anadiplosis
to double; a repition of the last word of a clause, and at the beginning of the next clause.

"When I give, I give of myself"- Walt Whitman
Imperceptible
Too slight to be percieved, or realized
Despotism
The act of having absolute power, control, or tyranny over something or something else
Synonym: Dictatorship
Elegaic
expressing sorrow; of, or relating to an elegy or mourning
Canon
Composed of 5 traditional elements:
1. Invention- Pentad,Journalist's ?s, Aristole's topics
2. arrangement- Exordium, partition, Entheyme
3. Memory- Mnemonic Devices
4. Delivery
5. Style
Evocation of Place
Calling forth
Anacrusis
An unstressed syllable or group of syllables thats begins a line, a verse but is not counted as a part of the first foot
Connotation
The associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meeting
Peroration
1.A long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language
2.Rhetoric: the concluding part of a speech or discourse in which the speaker or writer recapitulates the principle points and urges them with greater force and eagerness
Metonymy
A figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related or of which it is a part,
"scepter" for "soveriegnty", or "the battle" for "strong doing", or "count heads (or noses)" for "count people"
Epistrophe
1. The repition of a group of words that are at the end of a succesive clause
"Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil."
Periodic Sentence
A sentence in which the main clause or its predicate is withheld until the end
"Unable to join the others at the dance because of my sprained ankle, i went to a movie."
Inverted Syntax
Reversing the normal word order of a sentence
Parallel Structure
The use of similar forms in writing for nouns, verbs, phrases, or thoughts
"Jane enjoys reading, writing, and skiing." (parallel -ing)
Denotation
The literal menaing of a word, rather than its implied meaning
Hyperbole
1. Obvious and intentional exaggeration
2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech
Servile (adj.)
Slavish, submissive, or obsequious; of or suitable to a slave or servant; submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
Napoleon, unquestionably, was a man of genius.
Parenthetical
1. Used to describe writing writing that contains additional (comments or notes added as parenthesis)
*must be separated by comma before and after it
*words, phrases, clauses, etc. are parenthetical if they are not essential to the meaning of a sentence
History, in a word, is replete with moral lessons.
Pedantic
To be concerned with formal rules and details in language
bookish and erudic
Dichotomy
Division into two parts, kinds, etc.; Subdivision into halves or pairs
Inversion
To reverse the position, order, or condition of; to put inside out or upside down