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Word of the Day–04/8/11

Posted by ccasc on April 8, 2011

ad hominem

[ad hom-uh-nuhm] (adj.) appealing to one’s prejudices, emotions, or specific interest rather than to one’s
intellect or reason.

* From the from the Latin, meaning “to the man.”

“The lawyer’s ad hominem attack had misled him to misjudge the man’s
character.”

~brought to you by Dr. Rapoport’s former Reading 110 student, Dawntrell Wilson

 

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