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: glittering generalities - vague words or phrases used to evoke positive emotional appeal, without presenting supporting information or reason. : About starting the "national, full-blown conversation about reparations," (when it's unclear what a "national, full-blown conversation" is or what those reparations might be).
: minimization - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things. : Warren trivializes the loss of private insurance in light of the prospect of everyone being able to get affordable health coverage.
: dysphemism - replacing neutral language with more derogatory or unpleasant terms, to instill a negative association. : The term "cages" used to describe the chain-link fenced holding areas in U.S. border facilities for illegal immigrants and their children.
: minimization - characterizing something that you don't want to address as trivial or insignificant, in order to shift the focus away from it and onto "more important" things. : Warren trivializes how she handled the question of her Native American heritage in light of what's happening in people's everyday lives.
: false claim - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue. : Warren seems to imply bump stocks are legal. As of March 26, 2019, bump stocks were federally banned in all 50 states.
: hyperbole - an extravagant statement or figure of speech used for effect, not intended to be taken literally. : Characterizing the federal government as "being held hostage" by the NRA.
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