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


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