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analogy
likeness in some respects between things otherwise differnt; similarity; comparison
arbitrary
autocratic; despotic; tyrannical; proceding from a whim or fantasy (ant: legitimate)
arbitrate
decide a dispute, submit dispute to arbitration
axiom
self-evident truth; maxim
axiomatic
universally excepted as the truth
bias
opinion formed before there are grounds for it, prejudice; prediliction, patiality
bigoted
intolerant, narrow-minded
bigotry
views or behavior of a bigot, intolerance, narrow-mindedness
cogitate
think over, consider with care, ponder
criterion
standard; rule or test for judging
crux
most important point; essential part
deduce
derive by reasoning; infer
dilemma
situation requiring a choice between 2 equally bad alternatives; predicament
dogmatic
assering opinions as if they were facts; opinonated; asserted w/o proof
eclectic
choosing (ideas, methods, et.) from various chioces
ex: soetimes i believe this, and other times i believe this
fallacious
based on a fallacy; misleading; deceptive
fallible
liable to be mistaken
heterodox
rejecting regularly accepted beliefs or doctrines; heretical; nonconformist
hypothetical
supposed; having the characteristics of a hypothesis
illusion
misleading appearance; flase impression; misconception
indubitable
certain; incontrovertible; indisputable
orthodox
approved; generally accepted; conventional
paradoxical
having the charcteristics of a paradox
plausible
superficially true or reasonable; apparently trustworthy
preposterous
senseless; absurd; irrational
rational
able to think clearly; intelligent; sensible; based on reaosn
rationalize
invent excuses for ones actions; desires; failures; etc.
sophistry
clever but deceptive reasoning
specious
apparently reasonable, but not really so
speculate
reflect; meditate; conjecture; buy or sell w/ the hope of profiting by price fluctuations
tenable
capable of being maintained or defended
amorphus
shapeless; having no definate form
concave
curved inward; creating a hollow space
contour
outline of a figure
distort
twist out of shape; change form the true meaning
malleable
capable of being shaped by hammering, as a metal; adaptable
rotund
rounded out, plump; full-toned
sinuous
bending in and out, winding, serpintine
symmetrical
balenced in agreement, capable of being cut in to similar halves by a common line
symmetry
balence, harmony
grave
deserving serious attention; weighty; momentous
nugatory
of little or no value; worthless; useless
paltry
practically worthless; piddling; petty; trashy
paramount
chief; above others; supreme
relevant
baring upon the matter at hand; pertinent
coy
pretending to be shy
demure
falsely modest or serious; coy; grave prim
diffident
lacking self-confidence, unduly timid; shy
modest
not thinking too highly of ones merits
modesty
freedom from conceit/vanity
staid
of settled, quiet disposition; sedate
brazen
shameless; impudent; made of brass or bronze
egoism
excessive concern for oneself; selfishness; conceit
ostentatious
done to impress others; showy
overweening
thinking too highly of oneself; arrogant; presumptuous
pert
too free in speech or action; bold; saucy; impertinent
vain
conceited, empty, worhtless, futile
vainglorious
excessively proud or boastful, elated by vanity
vanity
condition of being too vain about ones appearance