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22 Cards in this Set

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uh SUR shun
(n) a declaration or statement

We could not believe John's assertion that he had never seen Star Wars.

KLAR uh tee
(n) clearness in thought or expression

Carol spoke with such clarity that her two-year-old son understand exactly what she wanted him to do.

KO jent
(adj) convincing; reasonable

Christina's argument was so cogent that even her opponets had to agree with her.

ko HEER ent
(adj) logically connected

The old prospector's story was not coherent; he rambled on about different things that had nothing to do with each other.

ko HEE siv
(adj) condition of sticking together

Erik's essay was cohesive because each point flowed nicely into the next point.

dy DAK tik
(adj) intended or instruct

The tapes were entertaining and didactic because they both amused and instructed children.

DIS kors
(n) verbal expression or exchange; conversation

Their discourse varied widely; they discussed everything from Chaucer to ice fishing.

EH lo kwens
(n) the ability to speak vividley or persuasively

Michael's eloquence is legendary; his speeches were well-crafted and convincing.

EM fuh size
(v) to give special attention to something; to stress

During English class, our instruter emphasized the importance of learnig vocabulary.

(adj) easily flowing

The two old friends' conversation was fluid; each of them was able to respond quickly and easily to what the other had to say.

im pli KAY shun
(n) the act of suggesting or hinting

When your mother says, "Where were you raised, in a pigsty?" the implication is that you should clean your room.

LOO sid
(adj) easily understood; clear

Our teacher does a good job because he provides lucid explanations of difficult concepts.

PUN dit
(n) an authority who expresses his/her opinions

The political pundit has mad many predictions, but few of them have come true.

RET uh rik
(n) the art of using language effectively and persuasively

Since they are expected to make speeches, most politicians and lawyers are well versed in the art of rhetoric.

AHR bih ter
(n) a judge who decides a disputed issue

An arbiter was hired to settle the Major League Baseball strike because the owners and players could not come to an agreement.

BYE ist
(adj) prejudiced

A judge should not be biased, but should weigh the evidence fairly before making up her mind.

EKS kul payt
(v) to free from guilt or blame

When the gold coins discovered in his closet were found to be fake, Dr. Jones was exculpated and the search for the real thief continued.

im PAR shul
(adj) not in favor of one side or the other

The Umpire had a hard time remaining impartial; his son was pitching for the home team, and this made it difficult to call the game.

in kontruh VERT uh bul
(adj) indisputable; not open to question

The videotape of the robbery provided incontrovertible evidence against the suspect-he was obviously guilty.

in TEG rit ee
(n) trustworthiness; completness

The integrity of the witness was called into question when her dislike for the defendant was revealed-some jurors suspected that she was not being entirely truthful.

jer is PROO duns
(n) the philosophy or science of law

Judges and lawyers are long time students of jurisprudence.

ahb jek TIV ih tee
(n) treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices

It is important that the judge hear all cases with objectivity, so that her personal feelings do not affect her decision.