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analogy
likeness in some respects, similarity, comparison
arbitrary
autocratic, despotic, proceeding from a whim or fancy
arbitrate
decide a dispute, judge

submit a dispute to arbitration
axiom
self-evident truth, maxim
axiomatic
self-evident, universally accepted as true
bias
opinion formed before there are grounds, prejudice, partiality
bigoted
intolerant, narrow-minded
bigotry
views or behavior of a bigot, intolerance
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 two equally bad alternatives
dogmatic
asserting opinions as if they were facts, asserted without proof
ecletic
choosing from various sources
fallacious
based on a erroneous idea, misleading, deceptive
fallible
liable to be mistaken
heterodox
rejecting regulary accepted beliefs or doctrines
hypothetical
supposed, having the characteristics of a hypothesis
illusion
misleading appearance, false impression, misconception
indubitable
certain, indisputable
orthodox
generally accepted, especially in religion, approved
paradoxical
having characteristics of a paradox; a self-contradictionary statement which may nevertheless be true
plausible
superficially true or reasonable, apparently trustworthy
preposterous
senseless, absurd, irrational
rational
able to think clearly, intelligent, sensible

based on reason
rationalize
invent excuses for ones actions
sophistry
clever but deceptive reasoning
specious
apparently reasonable, but not really so
speculate
reflect, meditate, conjecture

buy or sell with the hope of profiting by price fluctuations
tenable
capable of being maintained or defended
amorphous
shapeless, having no definite form, unorganized
concave
curved inward to create a hollow space
contour
outline of a figure
distort
twist out of shape

change from 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
symmetrical
balanced in arrangement, capable of division into equal halves
symmetry
balance, harmony
grave
deserving serious attention, weighty, momentous
nugatory
of little or no value, worthless, useless
paltry
practically worthless, trashy
paramount
chief, above others, supreme
relevant
bearing upon the matter in hand
coy
pretending to be shy
demure
falsely modest or serious, coy

grave, prim
diffedent
lacking self-confidence, unduly timid, shy
modest
not thinking too highly of ones merits, humble
modesty
humility
staid
of settled, quiet dispostion, sedate
brazen
shameless, impudent

made of brass or bronze
egoism
excessive concern for oneself, selfishness, conceit
ostentatious
done to impress others, showy
overweening
thinking to hihg of oneslef, arrogant
pert
too free in speech or action, bold, saucy
vain
conceited, excessively concerned or proud of ones ones personal appearance or achievements

empty, worthless

futile
vainglorious
excessively proud or boastful
vanity
condtion of being too vain about ones appearance or achievements, conceit