A.P. English 4-25-12

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malapropism

the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

euphemism

an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive

red herring

any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue

juxtapose

to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast

synthetic

made or put together by people; something artificial

dialect

the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

entropy

measure of disorder or randomness

entomology

study of insects

etymology

the study of word origins

syntax

sentence structure

logos

an appeal based on logic or reason

pathos

emotional appeal

ethics

moral principles or values

eros

erotic love

ethos

beliefs or character of a group

theos

God; religion

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