Monday, July 4, 2011

Big Words Part 2

Cognitive :
Def: of or pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.

Def: T
he branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions and foundations, and its extent and validity.

To induct into office by a formal ceremony.

Coup d'etat:

def: T
he sudden overthrow of a government by a usually small group of persons in or previously in positions of authority.

fait accompli:
An accomplished, presumably irreversible deed or fact.

De facto:





ab initio:



Friday, July 1, 2011

Big Words Part 1

Introducing my HOPEFULLY consistent posts about words I don't usually use in daily life. Haha.
Let us begin.

Positivism -
Def: A doctrine contending that sense perceptions are the only admissible basis of human knowledge and precise thought.
How to use: The concept of positivism was much contended by many philosophers in law, especially those that believed that law was originally created by God.

Axiomatic -
Def: obvious and not needing to be proved; self-evident and unquestionable
How to use: It is axiomatic that English teachers themselves should know enough about how to use grammar effectively before they can be deemed as capable of teaching children.

Coercive -
Def: (from coerce) To force to act or think in a certain way by use of pressure, threats, or intimidation.
How to use: People who use coercive force to gain followers are not fit to be called a leader.

Presupposed -
Def: Tacitly assume at the beginning of a line of argument or course of action that something is the case
How to use: In this course, it is presupposed that people who enrolled would have a basic knowledge of the tea ceremony and its history.

whew just four new words is making me feel dizzy gahha