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a priori
from theory
The theory was developed through deduction from priciple, a priori.
a posteriori
from observation
The idead was reached inductively from evidence, a posteriori.
parthenogenesis
unfertilized birth
Athena was born by parthenogenesis from
Zeus's forehead.
assonance
vowel repetition
Notice the assonance of the words croon, duel, and tube.
objurgation
rebuke
We read the teacher's red-penned objurgations on the term paper.
demotic
of the common people
We studied the demotic alleyway slang.
soporific
sleep-inducing
His soporific platitudes bored everyone in the audience.
internecine
mutually destructive
Their internecine wars doomed the barbarian tribes.
sesquipedalian
very long (words)
Having a sesquipedalian vocabulary is fun.
sui generis
unique
Her self-originated style was boldly sui generis.
plutocracy
government of wealthy
The democracy degenerated into a plutocracy.
delineate
to outline
Please quickly delineate the features of your plan.
dichotomy
two-part division
Is there a clear dichotomy between the two choices?
epiphany
revelation
In a sudden epiphany, he saw the solution!
tortuous
twisting
The tortuous highway winds through the hills of West Virginia.