We might come across antithesis in school if we learn about the "Hegelian dialectic." There, the thesis, or main idea put forward in an argument, is countered with its opposite idea — the antithesis — and the two are finally reconciled in a third proposition, the synthesis.
An antithesis wouldn't exist without a thesis because it works as a comparison.
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The noun antithesis comes from a Greek root meaning "opposition" and "set against." It's often used today when describing two ideas or terms that are placed in strong contrast to each other.
The reference to "artificial body part" is first recorded in 1706. The process of producing a chemical compound; usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds: "Plants have syntheses of light, carbon dioxide, and water that produce food." 3.
Reasoning from the general to the particular; or from cause to effect. A new unified whole resulting from the combination of different ideas, influences, or objects: "The lexicographer confirmed that his entries were syntheses of research and observations plus a desire to show the words in action." 5.
These four words and their derivatives (family members) are from sistere- to stand or stand still.
Assistance is help-- someone ‘standing beside you.’ Consistent means to be the same every time-- reliable. We treat wood with preservatives so it will be resistant to decay and will last longer.
It’s used in expressions like “emerging from a recession.” We use rational to talk about something that’s reasonable and sensible-- close to the original Latin rationalis- related to reason.
A rationalization, on the other hand, is an excuse we make that we hope will appear reasonable.