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tautology
needless repetition
The phrase required essentials is a tautology.
antinomy
contradicting reasonable principles
Plato's antinomies are perplexing.
eschatology
theology of last things
Immortality is a question of eschatology.
opprobrium
disgrace
The traitor lived in a state of public opprobrium.
apocryphal
not authentic
The recently discovered writings proved apocryphal.
transon
window or door crossbar
He hung, apelike, from the door's transom.
commiserate
sympathize
She commiserated with him in his distress.
epistemology
study of knowledge
Example: Descartes asked, "How do you know you exist?"
misogynist
hater of women
We deplored the misogynist's intransigence.
morphology
study of form
The biologist studies the morphology of eyes.
diffident
shy
His diffident glance gave her confidence.
cognizant
aware
It's important to be cognizant of the rules.
stringen
binding
Stringent regulations are very restrictive.
temporize
delay
Please begin without temporizing
somnambulist
sleepwalker
The critic discussed Lady Macbeth's somnambulism.