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pariah

an outcast

2

binational

cocerning or consisting of two nations

3

crematorium

a place where a dead person's body is cremated

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Judasim

the monotheistic religion of the Jews

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anomaly

something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected

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rhetoric

the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing

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pejorative

expressing contempt or disapproval

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sophistry

the use of clever but false arguments, especially with the intentions of deceiving

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faculty

1) an inherent mental or physical power.

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suasion

formal persuation as opposed to force or compulsion

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contingency

a future event or circumstance which is possible but connot be predicted with certainty

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enthymeme

an argument in which one premise is not explicitly stated

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premise

a previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion

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proposition

a statement or assertion that expressses a judgement or opinion

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assertion

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief

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syllogism

an instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from two given or assumed proposition

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disjunctive

lacking connection or consistencey

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inference

a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning

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deductive

based on the inference of particular instances from a general law

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inductive

based on the inference of general laws from particular instances

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staunch

very loyal and commited in attitude

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abstruse

difficult to understand, obscure

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idolatry

the worship of idols

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solicitor

a member of the the legal profession qualified to deal with convenyancing

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convenyancing

the branch of law concerned with the preperation of documents for the convenyance of property

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seldom

not often; rarely