Bad Religion Word-a-Day

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Rhetoric (n.)

Definition: (1) The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing; (2) Language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content

“The faces always different, the rhetoric the same, but we swallow it all and we see nothing change.”

—“Punk Rock Song” on The Gray Race

In a sentence: Many people profess to care for substance over style, but when we look at today’s political landscape, rhetoric continues to earn votes over truth.

Synonyms: oratory, eloquence

Antonyms: conciseness, inarticulateness

 

source: the google, thesaurus.com


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Moiety (n.)

Definition: (1) one of two equal parts, half; (2) In Anthropology: a society divided into exactly two descent groups

“Despite that he saw blatant similarity he struggle to find a distinctive moiety. All he found was vulgar superficiality.”

—“Them and Us” on The Gray Race

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In a sentence: Although we tend to treat race in America as a moiety of black and white, the racial landscape of the culture is far more complex.

Synonyms: half, cohort, niche, lineage

Etymology: “moiety” comes from the french word “moitie” meaning “half”

 

sources: wikipedia, the free dictionary