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absolutes

terms free from limitations or controls: all, best, everyone,unique

adage

old saying that has been popularity accepted as truth: You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink

ad hominem argument

an argument attacking an individual's character rather than his or her position on an issue

allegory

a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions represent abstractions: "In the novel "Of Mice and Men" Slim represents God

alliteration

the repetition of initial sounds in similar words: grim, ghastly, gaunt

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