TimothyAWiseman
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What would a specialist be called whose job is to convince people?
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It depends on the context of the situation. Negotiator is probably the closest general word in common usage for what you are describing. That, however, carries implications that the final result ...

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Term for the "extreme-extension" version of a straw man fallacy?
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Your example is similar to an appeal to extremes. But the problem may be more one of vagueness in the original statement. If someone says "Drinking water is good for humans." and we are discussing ...

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Is there a single word for Money Lender?
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There is no single word that describes what you want to describe. It would hardly ever see use. In fact, it's hard to think of a specific example in the real world. Even the largest banks are often ...

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How to parse 'do more harm than good'?
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The phrase is literal. In an expanded form it means that the speaker believes that contemplated action will have both harmful and beneficial effects but that the harmful effects outweigh or overcome ...

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