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analogy
likeness in some respects between things otherwise different; similarity; comparison
arbitrary
autocratic; despotic; tyrannical; proceeding from a whim or fancy
arbitrate
1. decide a dispute, acting as an arbiter or arbitrator (judge)
2. submit a dispute to arbitration
axiom
self-evident truth; maxim
axiomatic
self-evident; universally accepted as true
bias
opinion formed before there are grounds for it; prejudice; predilection; partiality
bigoted
intolerant; narrow-minded
bigotry
views or behavior of a bigot (one intolerantly devoted to one's own beliefs and prejudices); narrow-mindedness; intolerance
cogitate
think over; consider with care; ponder
criterion
standard; rule or test for judging
crux
most important point; essential part
deduce
derive by reasoning; infer
dilemma
situation requiring a choice between two equally bad alternatives; perdicament
dogmatic
asserting opinions as if they were facts; opinionated; asserted without proof
eclectic
choosing from various sources
fallacious
based on fallacy (erroneous idea); misleading; deceptive
fallible
liable to be mistaken
heterodox
rejecting; regularly accepted beliefs or doctrines; heretical; nonconformist
hypothetical
supposed; having the characteristics of a hypothesis
illusion
misleading appearance; false impression; misconception
indubitable
certain; incontrovertible; indisputable
orthodox
generally accepted, especially in religion
paradoxical
having the characteristics of a paradox
plausible
superficially true or resonable; apparently trustworth
perposterous
senseless; absurd; irrational
rational
1. able to think clearly; intelligent; sensible
2. based on reason
rationalize
invent excuses for ones actions, desires, failures
sophistry
clever but deceptive reasoning
specious
apparently resonable, but not really so
speculate
1. reflect; meditate; conjecture
2. buy or sell with the hope of profiting by price fluctuations
tenable
capable of being maintained or defended
amorphous
shapeless; having no definite form; unorganized
concave
curved inward, creating hollow space
contour
outline of a shape/figure
distort
1. twist out of shape
2. change from the true meaning
malleable
1. capable of being shaped by hammering, as a metal
2. adaptable
rotund
1. rouned out; plump
2. full-toned
sinuous
beinding in and out; winding; serpentine
symmetrical
balanced in arrangement; capable of division by a central line into smaller halves
symmetry
balance; harmony
grave
deserving serious attention; weighty; momentous
nugatory
of little or no value; trifiling; worthless; useless
paltry
partically worthless; trashy; piddling; petty
paramount
chief; above others; supreme
relevant
bearing upon the matter in hand; pertinent
coy
pretending to be shy
demure
1. falsely modest or serious; coy
2. grave; prim
diffident
lacking self-confidence; unduly timid; shy
modest
not thinking to highly of one's merits; unpertentious; humble
modesty
freedom from conceit or vanity; unpertentiousness; humility
staid
of settled; quiet disposition; sedate
brazen
1. shameless; impudent
brazen
2. made of brass or bronze
egoism
excessive concern for oneself; selfishness; conceit
ostentatious
done to impress others; showy; pretentious
overweening
thinking too highly of oneself; arrogant; presumptuous
pert
too free in speech or action; bold; saucy; impertinent
vain
1. conceited; excessivelt proud or concerned about ones personal appearence or achievements
2. empty; worthless
3. futile
vainglorious
excessively proud or boastful; elated by vanity
vanity
condition of being too vain about one's appearance or achievements; conceit