Chapter 5 Vocabulary (Kinn's for MA's)

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Test for Monday 10-26-09

adage

a familiar saying

aggressive

forceful or intended to dominate; hostile, injurious, or destructive, especially when referring to a behavior caused by frustration

ambiguous

unclear; having more than one meaning

animate

To fill with life; to give spirit and support to expressions.

battery

An offensive touching or use of force on a person without his or her consent.

caustic

Marked by sarcasm.

channels

Means of communication or expression; courses or directions of thought.

comfort zone

a place in the mind where an individual feels safe and confident

congruent

in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous

decodes

Converts, as in a message, into intelligible form; recognizes and interprets.

defense mechanisms

psychologic methods of dealing with stressful situations that are encountered in day-to-day living

encodes

Converts from one system of communication to another; converts a message into code.

encroachments

Actions that advance beyond the usual or proper limits.

enunciate

To utter articulate sounds; the act of being very distinct in speech.

external noise

Sounds or factors outside the brain that interfere with the communication process.

externalization

the attribution of an event or occurrence to causes outside the self

feedback

The transmission of evaluative or corrective information to the original or controlling source about an action, event, or process.

grief

Reaction to an unfortunate outcome; a deep distress caused by bereavement, a loss, or a perceived loss.

internal noise

Factors inside the brain that interfere with the communication process.

language barrier

Any type of interference that inhibits the communication process and is related to languages spoken by the people attempting to communicate.

litigious

prone to engage in lawsuits

malediction

speaking evil or the calling of a curse

media

term applied to agencies of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, and telecommunications

paraphrasing

to express an idea in differant wording in an effort to enhance communication and clarify meaning

perception

Capacity for comprehension; an awareness of the elements of the environment

physiologic noise

physiologic interferences with the communication process

pitch

highness or lowness of a sound; the relative level, intensity, or extent of some quality or state

proxemics

The study of the nature, degree, and effect of the spatial separation individuals naturally maintain.

sarcasm

a sharp and often satirical response or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain

stereotype

something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; a standardized mental picture that is held in common by many and represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgement

stressors

Stimuli that cause stress.

subtle

Difficult to understand or perceive; having or marked by keen insight and ability to penetrate deeply and thoroughly.

thanatology

The study of the phenomena of death and of psychologic methods of coping with death.

vehemently

In a manner marked by forceful energy; intensely emotionally.

volatile

easily aroused; tending to erupt in violence

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