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acrimonious
adj - bitter in feeling, temper or speech
charlatan
noun - someone posing as an expert in some profession, especially medicine
dogma
noun - a belief or principle laid down by an authority as unquestionably true
dogmatize
verb - to state one's opinions authoritatively
dogmatic
adj - 1 said of an opinion: forcefully and arrogantly stated as if unquestionable. 2 said of a person: tending to make such statements of opinion
fiat
noun - an official command; a decree
inconsequential
adj - of no importance, value or consequence
mellifluous
adj - said of sounds, speech, etc: having a smooth sweet flowing quality
orthodox
adj - believing in, living according to, or conforming with established or generally accepted opinions, especially in religion or morals; conventional
proselyte (n)
noun - a convert
proselyte (v)
verb - (also proselytize) - to recruit someone to join one's party, institution, or cause
ruminate
verb - 1 to chew the cud. 2 to chew over something again. 3 to think deeply about something; to contemplate
agnostic
noun - someone who believes that one can know only about material things and so believes that nothing can be known about the existence of God
clandestine
adj - 1 a concealed; b kept secret. 2 furtive; sly; surreptitious
effrontery
noun - shameless rudeness; impudence
germane
adj - said of ideas, remarks, etc: relevant; closely related (to the topic under discussion)
inept
adj - awkward; done without, or not having, skill