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Module 9 Flashcards
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mocking the person or claim.
exaggeration for effect.
implying something without actually saying it.
an argument where if one assumes the premises to be true, the conclusion follows with a probability of greater than fifty percent.
a word or phrase use to suggest there is authority for a claim without saying what that authority is.
taking a neutral or positive sounding term and spinning it negative.
an analogy used primarily to persuade.
an unwarranted or unjustified generalization about a group of people.
a form of innuendo in which an unfair assumption is being made.
an attempt to diminish the importance of something that is actually important.
a form of innuendo in which key terms are being used to suggest someone is saying something substantive when in fact one is saying nothing.
identical to circumstantial ad hominem.
a slanted, biased or otherwise unfair definition used primarily to persuade.
taking a neutral or negative sounding term and spinning it positive.
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