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Assertion
a declaration or statement
Cogent
convincing; reasonable based on evidence
Didactic
intended to instruct
Lucid
easily understood; clear
Pundit
an authority who expresses his/her opinions
Rhetoric
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
Arbiter
a judge who decides a disputed issue
An arbiter was hired to settle the Major League Baseball strike becuase the owners and players could not come to an agreement.
Exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
Incontrovertible
indisputable; not open to discussion
Jurisprudence
the philosophy or science of law
Objectivity
treating facts without infuluence from personal feelings or prejudices
Penitent
expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
Plausible
seemingly valid or acceptable; credible
Substantiated
supported with proof or evidence; verified
Vindicated
free from blame
Contemptuous
feeling hatred; scornful
Despotic
exercising absolute power; tyrannical
He was a despotic ruler whose every law was enforced with threats of violence or death.
Dictatorial
domineering; oppressively overbearing
Disdain
contempt; scorn
Haughty
arrogant; vainly proud
Imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
Patronizing
treating in a condescending manner; talk down to
Convoluted
intircate; complex
The directions were so convoluted that we drove all around the city and got lost
Cryptic
difficult to understand
Futile
having no useful purpose; pointless
Impede
to slow tht progress of
Quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity