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catalyst
an agent for change..causes something to happen
ephiphany
sudden realization
infer
a fact you derive from information
allusion
reference to moie, book, newspaper, quote- something the reader should recognize
ethos
ethical appeal to audience
pathos
emotional appeal to audience
hyperbole
deliberate exaggeration
cliche metaphor
"raining cats and dogs"
concrete imagery
easily interpreted, clear imeragy
banal
commonplace; boring
bias
one sided, giving facts but putting in opinion
concrete
tangible
abstract
non-tangible
jargon
vocab specific to a profession
parody
funny, immitation
orthodoxy
belief
euphenism
way of describing something in a nice way that is bad
cliche
overused expression
synthesis
uniting parts into a whole
etymology
evolution and origin of a word
enthymeme
argument in brief
antithesis
opposite of your thesis. Proves thesis is arguable
deduction
proceeds from a general premisie or assumption to a specific conclusion
inductive
proceeds from individual observations to a more general conclusion and uses no strict form.
syllogism
consists of a major premise, which is a general statement, a minor premise and a conclusion