Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federally funded-state-administered-financial assistance program for low-income families with dependent children and financial assistance for pregnant women during their last three months of pregnancy. TANF provides temporary financial assistance while also helping recipients find jobs that will allow them to support themselves.
A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is a slip of the tongue that seems to inadvertently reveal an unconscious thought or attitude. This concept dates back to the research of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. Freud believed these slips of the tongue were usually sexual in nature and credited the surfacing of deeply repressed desires from a person's subconscious for the often embarrassing blunders.
An aqueous solution is any solution in which water (H 2 O) is the solvent. In a chemical equation, the symbol (aq) follows a species name to indicate that it is in aqueous solution. For example, dissolving salt in water has the chemical reaction: NaCl(s) → Na + (aq) + Cl - (aq) Although water is often called the universal solvent, it dissolves only substances that are hydrophilic in nature.
An echo question is a type of direct question that repeats part or all of something which someone else has just asked and is one form of echo utterance. Echo questions are also referred to as "parrot" questions or "repeat, please" questions. The reason people generally echo or parrot a question they've been asked is that they have not fully understood or heard what was said-or they simply can't believe anyone would ask such a question.
Have you ever made an instant judgment about a person, without ever speaking to him or her? Can you tell when other people are worried, afraid, or angry? We can sometimes do this because we are tuning in to nonverbal clues. Through nonverbal communication, we make all kinds of inferences and decisions-often without realizing it.
Mimesis is a rhetorical term for the imitation, reenactment, or re-creation of someone else's words, the manner of speaking, and/or delivery. As Matthew Potolsky notes in his book Mimesis (Routledge, 2006), "the definition of mimesis is remarkably flexible and changes greatly over time and across cultural contexts" (50).