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opposition
the "other" side; the opponent in a debate
reader's objection
an argument from the opposition that challenges our claim
claim
the position / issue for which we are arguing
refutation
our response to the opposition's objections
argument
a logical reason used to support the essay's claim
restate
to briefly summarize the opposition's objections
refute
to argue back and disprove the opposition's objections
support
to provide further evidence that supports our refutation of the opposition's objections
conclude
to return to one's own claim and why it is correct
fair
how the opposition will view us if they believe we care about their position
concede
to admit that some of the opposition's objections might be legitimate