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Grade 6 Vocabulary Argumentative Essay 2017

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argumentative essay
a genre of writing where the writer supports one side of an argument and proves it to the reader by investigating the topic and providing reasons with evidence and examples
claim
A reason that supports your thesis
thesis
The main idea or topic of the argument
stance
The author's opinion of a topic
connotation
A feeling associated with a word
denotation
Dictionary definition of a word
counterargument
an opposing argument to the one a writer is putting forward
dispute
to argue
refute
Prove to be false
foretell
predict the future
call to action
writing that urges people to act quickly or make a change
cite
to name or mention
source
A person, book, document, website or record where your information came from
objective
Fair; not based on emotions
subjective
based on personal experience or emotions of the writer
anecdote
A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person
jargon
Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand
testimonial
The use of a well known or respected person to to support an idea or product
bandwagon
the use of the idea that "everyone is doing it" in order to persuade
target audience
the particular group or subgroup the writer or speaker wants to persuade
relevant
connected and related to the topic
bibliography
a list of all the works cited and sources used in a particular piece of writing
paraphrase
to restate using different words
plagiarize
to steal and use the words of others (sometimes only making slight changes) and claim them as your own
rebuttal
the part of the counterargument paragraph where you refute the other side