Concept Vocabulary & Word Study: Three Cheers for Interactive Glossary
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(RASH uh nuhl) adj. able to make decisions based on reason rather than emotion; sensible
- Rational beings who are totally capable of making all the decisions we need.
- We need a more rational approach to the problem.
(im POHZ) v. force a law, idea, or belief on someone by using authority.
- Why has there been so much fuss about New York City’s attempt to impose a soda ban.
- They can impose fines of up to 90,000 dollars.
(puhr SOO) v. continue doing an activity over a period of time
- According to Mill’s “harm principle,” we should almost never stop people from behavior that affects only themselves
- The first principle of all things was water.
- We also suffer from a status quo bias.
- He's content with the status quo and isn't looking for change.
(STAT uhs kwoh) n. existing state or condition at a particular time
(juhs tuh FYuh buhl) adj. able to be defended as correct; reasonable and logical
- The only justifiable reason for interfering in someone’s freedom of action was to prevent harm.
- There is no justifiable reason to stop them doing this.