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calipers
an instrument used to measure distances or diameters
auguries
an omen or prohecy
forensic
pertaining to debate or argument
tentative
not fully worked out, provisional, uncertain
indices
plural of index, guides
pedantry
act of showing off learning in a manner that is needless and unimaginative
alloy
a substance that is a mixture of metals
diminution
diminishing, reducing
circumscribed
restricted or limited
ambiguous
having more than one meaning, not clear meaning
addendum
something added, usually to a book
delineation
an outline, depiction, portrayal
derivative
something that comes from another thing
fission
splitting into parts
evocative
calling forth, calling to mind
dissonance
unrelated and harsh combination of sounds, discord
malediction
curse
acuity
sharpness of perception
oblique
slanting, indirect, evasive, devious, misleading
cursory
superficial, casual, hastily done
articulate
speak distinctly, expressing oneself clearly
plethora
superabundance, excessive amount
astronomical
inconceivably used to measure distances or diameters
malapropism
a word that is used incorrectly in a ridiculous manner
extrapolation
inference or prediction based on past data
exemplary
commendable, serving as a model
antecedent
something preceding a cause
tangential
slightly connected, divergent
extraneous
not essential or vital
anthology
an assortment or collection of selected pieces of literature or art
empirical
conclusion based on observation or experiment and not on theory
hypothesize
reach a conclusion based on an assumption, something that is not proven
caricature
a portrayal where features are distored, a parody
misnomer
misnaming, use of a wrong name
knotty
so complicated that it can probably not be solved
document (verb)
to support with references or citations
cryptic
mysterious, secret
amass
collect, gather, accumulate
allusion
implied or indirect referenc, hinting at
cite
to quote an authority
commensurate
equal
incongruity
not conforming, disagreeing, not compatible
symmetry
balanced proportions
credible
reliable and believeable
muse
to ponder
iota
very small amount
extemporaneous
made with little or noprepartation, not planned
innumerable
very many, more than can be counted
abtstruse
difficult to understand, recondite, concealed
aggregate
sum total, whole amount