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discourse
verbal expression or exchange; conversation
cryptic
difficult to comprehend
rhetoric
easily understood; clear
fluid
easy flowing
eloquence
ability to speak vividly or persuasively
lucid
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
impede
to slow the progress of
plausible
treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices
arbiter
a judge of a disputed issue
cohesive
the condition of sticking together
implication
the act of hinting or suggesting
jurisprudence
supported with proof or evidence; verified
contemptuos
feeling hatred; scorned
substantiated
the philosophy or science of law
didactic
intended to instruct
vindicated
freed from blame
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
integrity
trustworthiness; completeness
pentitent
expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
haughty
arrogant; vainly proud
incontrovertible
indisputable; not open to question
condescending
treating people as weak or inferior
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
patronizing
treating in a condescending manner
dictatorial
domineering; oppressively overbearing
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
despotic
exercising absolute power; tyrannical
objectivity
seemingly valid or acceptable; credible
impartial
not in favor of one side or the other; unbiased
pundit
an authority who expresses his or her opinions
disdain
n. contempt; scorn
v. to regard or treat with comtempt; to look down on
futile
having no useful purpose; pointless
emphasize
to give special attention to something; to stress
obscure
adj. relatively unknown
v. to conceal or make indistinct
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
biased
prjudiced
cogent
convincing; reasonable
coherent
logically
assertion
a declaration or statement
convulted
intricate; complex
dilatory
habitually late
indolent
lazy
insipid
uninteresting
listless
lacking energy
torpor
laziness;inactivity; dullness
alienated
removed or disassociated from others
alliance
a union of two or more groups
disparity
inequality in age, rank, or degree; difference
servile
submissive
supressed
subdued; kept from being circulated