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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