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Kinn's Chapter 5

TermDefinition
Adage Saying, often in metaphoric form, that embodies a common observation.
Aggressive Forceful or intended to dominate, hostile, injurious or destructive, especially when referring to a behavior caused by frustration.
Ambiguous Capable of being understood in two or more possible senses of ways; unclear
Animate To fill with life; to give spirit and support to expressions
Battery Offensive touching or use of force on a person without his or her consent
Caustic Marked by sarcasm
Channels Means of communication of expression
Comfort zone Place in the mind where an individual feels safe and confident.
Congruent Beings in agreement, harmony, or correspondence
Decodes Concerts, as in a message, into intelligible for; recognizes and interprets
Defense mechanism Psychological methods of dealing with stressful situations that are encountered in day to day living
Encodes Converts from one system of communication to another
Encroachment Actions that advance beyond the unusual or proper limits
Enunciate Utter articulate sounds; act of being very distinct in speech
External noise Sounds or factors outside the brain that interfere with the communication process
Externalizations Attribution of an event or occurrence to cause outside self
Feedback Transmission of evaluative or corrective information to the original or controlling source about an action, event or process
Grief Reaction to an unfortunate outcome; a deep distress caused by bereavement, a loss, or a perceived loss
Internal noise Factors inside the brain that interfere with the communication process
Language barrier Type of interference that inhibits the communication process and is related to languages spoken by the people attempting to communicate
Litigious Prone to engage in lawsuits
Malediction Speaking evil or the calling of a curse
Media Term applied to agencies of mass communications such as newspapers, magazines and telecommunications
Paraphrasing Express an idea in a different wording in an effort to enhance communications
Perception Capacity for comprehension
Physiologic noise Physiologic interferences with the communication process
Pitch Highness or lowness of s sound
Proxemics Study of nature, degree and effect of the spatial superstitions individuals naturally maintain
Sarcasm Sharp often satirical response or ironic utterance designed to cut or inflict pain
Stereotype Something conforming to a fixed or general pattern
Stressors Stimuli that causes stress
Subtle Difficult to understand or perceive
Thanatology Study of phenomena of death and a psychological methods of coping with death
Vehemently In a manner marked by forceful energy
Volatile Easily aroused; tending to erupt in violence
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