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analogy
noun
likeness in some respects between things otherwise different; comparison
arbitrary
adj
autocratic; despotic; tyrannical; proceeding from a whim or facy
arbitrate
verb
1. decide a dispute, acting as a judge
2. submit a dispute to arbitration
axjiom
noun
self-evident truth; maxim
axiomatic
adj
self-evident; universally accepted as true
bias
noun
opinion formed before there are grounds for it; prejudice; predilection; partiality
bigoted
adj
intolerant; narrow-minded
bigotry
noun
views or behavior of a bigot; narrowmindedness-intolerance
cogitate
verb
think over; consider with care; ponder
criterion
noun
standard; rule or test for judging
crux
noun
most important point; essential part
deduce
verb
derive by reasoning; infer
dilemma
noun
situation requiring a choice between two equally bad alternatives
dogmatic
adj
asserting opinions as if they were facts; opinionated; asserted without proof
eclectic
adj
choosing ideas from various sources, selective
fallacious
adj
based on erroneous idea, misleading; deceptive
fallible
adj
liable to be mistaken
heterodox
adj
rejecting regularly accepted beliefs or doctrines; heretical
hypothetical
adj
supposed; having the characteristics of a hypothissi
illusion
noun
misleading appearance; false impression; misconception
indubitable
adj
certain ; incontrovertible; indisputable
orthodox
adj
generally accepted, especially in religion; conventional; approved
paradoxical
adj
having the characteristics of a paradox
plausible
adj
apparently trustworthy; superficially true or reasonable
preposterous
adj
senseless; absurd; irrational
rational
adj
1. able to think clearly
2. based on or agreeable to reason; intelligent
rationalize
verb
invent excuses for one's actions, desires, failures
sophistry
noun
clever but deceptive reasoning
specious
adj
superficaially true, reasonable, attractive
specualte
verb
1. reflect; meditate
2.buy or sell with the hope of profiting by price fluctuations
tenable
adj
capable of being maintained or defended; defensible
amorphous
adj
shapeless; having no definite form
concave
adj
curved inward, creating a hollwo space
contour
noun
outline a figure
distort
verb
1. twist out of shape
2. change from the true meaning
malleable
adj
1. capable of being shaped by hammering; as a metal
2. adaptable, pliant
rotund
adj
1. rounded out; plump
2. full-toned
sinuous
adj
bending in an dout; winding; serpentine
symmetrical
adj
balanced in arrangement; capable of division by a centreal line into similar halves
symmetry
noun
perfect harmony
grave
deserving serious attention; weighty; momentous
nugatory
adj
of littel or no value; trifling
paltry
adj
practiclaly worthless; piddling; trashy
paramoun t
adj.
chief above others; supreme
relevent
adj
bearing upon the matter in hand
coy
adj
pretending to be shy
demure
adj
1.falsely modest or serious
2.grave; prim
diffident
adj
lackign self confidence; unduly timid; shy
modest
adj
not thinking too highly of one's merits unpretentious; humble
modesty
noun
freedom from conceit or vanity; humility
staid
adj
settled; of quiet disposition; sedate
brazen
adj
1. shameless; impudent
2. made of brass or bronze
egoism
noun
excessive concern for oneself; selfishness; conceit
ostentatious
adj.
done to impress others; showy; pretentious
overweening
adj
thinking too highly of oneself; arrogant
pert
adj
1. too free in speech or action; bold; suasy
2. lively; spirited
vain
adj
1.conceited; excessively proud
2. empty; worthless
3.futile
vainglorious
adj
excessively proud or boastful; elated by vanity
vanity
noun
condition of being to vain about one's apperance achievements; conceit