EN08 Unit 2.5 Vocabulary List Argument Essay Writing Anecdote n. a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature Compare v. to examine (two or more objects, ideas, people, etc.) in order to note similarities Contrast v. to compare in order to show unlikeness or differences; note the opposite natures Counterclaim n. a claim made to offset another claim, especially one made by the defendant in a legal action. Counter argument n. a contrasting, opposing, or refuting argument. Concession n. the act of conceding or yielding, as a right, a privilege, or a point or fact in an argument Cause v. to be the cause of; bring about. Data n. individual facts, statistics, or items of information Cliché n. stereotyped expression; usually expressing a common thought or idea, that has lost originality, over exposure Elaborate adj. marked by intricate and often excessive detail; complicated; ornate. Expert opinion n. a person’s opinion who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority Effect n. something that is produced by an agency or cause; result; consequence Emotional words n. words that create emotion Rebuttal n. to refute by evidence or argument. Statistics the numerical facts or data themselves.