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Rhetorical
showy or over elaborate speech
Ontology
the branch of philosophy that deals with being Ontological- holding that the existence of a concept of some thing entails the existence of that thing, for example; god
Prescient
foreknowledge, foresight
Sanguine
passionate,eagerly optimistic, cheerful, blood red
Insouciant
lack of concern, indifference, carefree
Putative
supposed,reputed
Sophistry
plausible but fallacious, deceptive argument,subtle argument, specious . “sophistry of the cheapest sort”
Inanition
lack of mental or moral vigor; emtiness
Dystopia
oppression, opposite of utopia
Chimera
imaginary,unreal, composite of lion,goat, and serpent. Organism from two geneticallydistinct parents
Tendentious
biased, not impartial
Vitiate
(vish e ate) to impair the value or quality of; make faulty or spoil; to corrupt, debase, pervert; to invalidate
Capacious
spacious, roomy,to contain a large quanity
Precatory
relating to or expressing entreaty or supplication
Supplicate
to ask humbly as by praying; beseech