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Dilemma
An argument that presents two alternatives, each of which has the same consequence.
Premise
A statement or central idea that serves as the basis of discussion or debate
credence
the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
antecedant
The noun that the pronoun refers to or replaces.
cosmic
Infinitely or inconceivably extended; vast:
metaphor
A figure of speech that compares two things without the using the words like as or as.
mortify
practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
sensationalize
To cast and present in a manner intended to arouse strong interest,
syllogism
A form of deductive reasoning consisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion; for example, All humans are mortal, the major premise, I am a human, the minor premise, therefore, I am mortal, the conclusion
erudition
Deep, extensive learning.
condescending
To descend to the level of one considered inferior; lower oneself.
pedestrian
: lacking wit or imagination;