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Philosophy

Pursuit of wisdom,ethics; "love of wisdom"

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Philanthropist

Person who promotes goodwill to humanity

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Philanderer

One having many sexual affairs

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Bibliophile

Lover of books

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Audiophile

Lover of high fidelity sound

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Sophisticated

Refined, cultured, complex

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Sophistry

False reasoning that seems true

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Sophomoric

Over confident and poorly informed

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Sophist(s)

Teachers in 5thc. Athens that are skilled in false argumentation

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Logic

Rules for rational/scientific thought

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Dialogue

Conversation b/w 2 or more speakers

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Logos

Intellectual and moral reasoning

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Logorrhea

Excessive talking

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Logogram

Sign or symbol of entity/organization

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Rupture

Process or instant of braking open, bursting

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Disrupt

To throw into confusion or disorder

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Corrupt

Marked by immortality, perversion, dishonesty

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Erupt

To explode violently/happen suddenly

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Interrupt

To break the continuity of

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Dialectics

Logical method involving clash/unity of opposites

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Dialect

Regional variety of language

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Diametric

At opposite extremes;completely opposed

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Diaphragm

Muscle/tissue separating chest and abdomen

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Diameter

Length of straight line through center of object/figure

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Paragraph

Subdivision of a written composition; indented

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Paraphrase

Restatement of a text or passage in other words

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Parenthesis

Word or phrase inserted in a sentence, set off by punctuation ()

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Parable

Brief story illustrating a moral or lesson

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Parallel

Side by side, never crossing

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Apparition

Ghost, phantom