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dogmatic
ADJECTIVE

Firmly stating personal opinions as truth.

The teacher was dogmatic in his interpretation of history, and would not listen to other views.
epiphany
NOUN

The sudden realization of or insight into an essential truth.

After his surgery, Mr Smith had an epiphany about how important his family is to him.
pensive
ADJECTIVE

Deeply, often sadly thoughtful

Susan becomes pensive when she is reminded of failing school
philosophy
NOUN

The study of reality based on logical reasoning rather than on observation.

The study of philosophy usually includes the great works of the Greeks.

NOUN (philosopher)
plausible
ADJECTIVE

Appearing to be true or reasonable.

That the ozone is disappearing is a plausible reason for the scorcing weather.
ponder
VERB

To think about carefully

Liz pondered how she would spend the summer.
postulate
VERB
To assume the truth of something, as the basis of an argument.

The lawyer postulates the crime based on one fact.

NOUN
a basic principal; something accepted without proof.
rationality
NOUN
Logic and reasoning

Known for her rationality, she presented the details in a way so clear, everyone understood.

ADJECTIVE (rational)
reverie
NOUN

A day dream.

The phone shattered Jon's reverie about his summer.
stratagem
NOUN

A cunning scheme meant to trick.

The police used the stratagem of going under cover,