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  1. adage
    a saying often in metaphoric form
  2. aggressive
    forceful or intended to dominate
  3. ambiguous
    capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways; unclear
  4. animate
    to fill with life; to give spirit and support expressions
  5. battery
    an offensive touching or use of force on a person with out his or her consent
  6. caustic
    marked by sarcasm
  7. channels
    means of communication or expression
  8. comfort zone
    a place in the mind where an individual feels safe and confident
  9. congruent
    being in agreement , harmony or corespondence
  10. decodes
    convert as in a message into intelligible form recognize and interprets

    the receiver decodes the message
  11. defense mechanisms
    psychological methods of dealing with stressful situations that are encountered in day to day living
  12. encodes
    coverts from one system of communication to another, converts a message into code

    the sender encodes the message
  13. encroachments
    actions that advance beyond the usual or proper limits
  14. enunciate
    to utter articulate sounds the act of being very distinct in speech
  15. external noise
    sounds or factors outside the brain that interfere with the communication process

    examples: radio , jackhammer
  16. externalization
    the attribution of an event or occurrence to causes outside the self
  17. feedback
    the transmission of evaluative or corrective information to the original or controlling source

    can be verbal expressions , body language , a nod
  18. grief
    reaction to an unfortunate outcome by bereavemnet a loss
  19. internal noise
    • factors inside the brain that interfere with the communication process
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    • receiver's own thoughts
  20. language barrier
    any type of interference that inhibits the communication process that is related to lanugage
  21. litigious
    prone to engage in lawsuits
  22. malediction
    speaking evil or the calling of a curse
  23. media
    a term applied to agencies of mass communication such as newspapers , magazines and telecommunications
  24. paraphrasing
    to express an idea in different wording clarify meaning
  25. perception
    capacity for comprehension an awareness of the elements of the environment
  26. physiologic noise
    physiologic interfenences with the communication process
  27. pitch
    highness or lowness of a sound
  28. proxemics
    the study of the nature degree and effect of the spatial
  29. sarcasm
    a sharp and often satirical response or ironic utterance designed to cut or inflict pain
  30. stereotype
    something conforming to a fixed or general pattern , a standard mental picture that is held in common by many represents an oversimplified opinion prejudiced attitude
  31. stressors
    stimuli that cause stress
  32. subtle
    difficult to understand or perceive having or marked by keen insight and ability to penetrate deeply and throughly
  33. thanatology
    the study of the phenomen of death and of psychological methods of coping with death
  34. vehemently
    in a manner marked by forceful energy , intensely , emotionally
  35. volatile
    easily aroused , tending to erupt in violence
  36. listening
    paying attenion to sound or hearing somthing with thoughtful attention
  37. phobias
    an exaggerated inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object or situation
  38. obsessive compulsive disorder
    an anxiety disorder reccurrent , unwanted thoughts and or repetitive behaviors
  39. antiscial behavior
    an inability to distinguish right and wrogn or feel remorse dysfunctional thinking and perception fo situation
  40. panic disorder
    sudden sometimes chronic episodes of intense fear that develops for no apparent reason
  41. general anxiety disorder
    ongoing anxiety that interferes with day to day activities and relationships
  42. major depressive disorder
    condition affecting both minday and body that can cause a variety of emotional and physical problems
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