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

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Test for Monday 10-26-09


a familiar saying


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


unclear; having more than one meaning


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


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


Marked by sarcasm.


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

comfort zone

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


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


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


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


Actions that advance beyond the usual or proper limits.


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.


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


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


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.


prone to engage in lawsuits


speaking evil or the calling of a curse


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


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


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

physiologic noise

physiologic interferences with the communication process


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


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


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


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


Stimuli that cause stress.


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


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


In a manner marked by forceful energy; intensely emotionally.


easily aroused; tending to erupt in violence

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