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analogy
likeness in some respects between things otherwise different: similarity: comparison
arbitrary
proceding from a whim or fancy; capricious;despotic
arbitrate
decide a despute, acting as arbiter(judge); submit a dispute to an arbiter
axiomatic
self-evident;universally accepted as true
bias
opinion formed before there are grounds for it; prejudice; predilection; partially
bigoted
intolerant; narrow-minded
cogitate
think over, consider with care; ponder
criterion
standard; rule or test for judging
crux
most important p[oint; essential part
deduce
derive by reasoning; infer
dilemma
situation requiring a choice between two equally bad alternatives : predicament
dogmatic
asserting opinions as if they were facts; opinionanted; asserted without proof
electic
choosing (ideas, methods, etc) from various sources
fallacious
bases on fallacy (erroneous idea); misleading; deceptive
fallible
liable to be mistaken
heterodox
rejecting regularly accepted beliefs or doctrines; heretical
hypothetical
supposed; having the characteristics; of a hypothesis, a supposition made as a basis for reasoning or research. (if supported by considerable evidence, a hypothesis becomes a theory, and eventually, if no if no exceptions are found, a law)
illusion
meisleading appearence; false imperssion; misconception
indubitable
certain; incontrovertible; indisputable
orthodox
generally accepted, especially in religion; conventional; approved
paradoxical
having the characteristics of a paradox ( a self-contradictory statement which may nevertheless be true)
plausible
superficially true or reasonable; apparently trustworthy
preposterous
senseless; absurd; irrational
rational
1) able to think clearly; intelligent; sensible
2) based on reason
rationalize
devise excuses for ones actions, desires, failures, etc
sophistry
clever but deceptive reasoning
specious
apparently reasonable; but not really so
speculate
1) reflect; meditate; conjecture
2)by or sell with the hope of profiting by price fluctuation.
tenable
capable of being maintained or defended