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Sophistry

Sophisticated trickery? Deliberate use of a false fallacious but subtle and plausible argument. Your adherence to the Santa culture is pure sophistry meant to trick children. Len was using sophistry, if he wasn't just plain lying.

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Conjecture

Based on guesswork - a statement, opinion, or conclusion

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Surreptitious spy mission

Done by clandestine or stealthy means

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Pensive Charlie Brown

Thoughtful, often in a sad way

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Squalid

Foul, unclean, wretched. Morally repulsive, dirty from poverty/lack of care

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* Provident

Frugal for future. Making provisions for future. A provisionary (fake word) company is called a provident organization. The provident scheme aims to better us in the future. Use the word to describe any noun as frugal or looking to make provisions in the future.

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* Impute

Credit, attribute, ascribe; sometimes wrongfully

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* Astute Sherlock

Paying attention to the details. Showing ability to understand things clearly. A keen discernment, clever, cunning.

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Enigma

Something hard to understand or explain.

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Giving Credence

Giving Weight

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Venerate your god

To give credence (ex- the atheist no longer venerated the images of the saints and the virgin). To show deep respect, or deference for. Worship, solicit goodwill.

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Garrulous Wesley

Excessively talkative

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Trenchant

Anything that is sharply forcefully clear such as a statement, an argument or a demand. Forceful, Keen, cutting, caustic, clearly defined. There are trenchant distinctions between good and bad. Her trenchant speech was weakened by the scientific proof that aided the other party.

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Autonomous society

Self-governed, subject to own laws

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Vegetables are no Panacea

Cure-all

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Ephemeral life of a Mayfly

lasting a short time

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Onerous

Burdensome obligation, troublesome

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Laity

Members of Religious organizations not part of the clergy. Layman, lay nun.

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Pungent

Sharply affecting taste, smell.

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Prosaic

Prose- regular common writing or spoken language that is NOT poetry. Something boring, dull. Being at work can be a prosaic task. His prosaic writing put even the babysitter to sleep. Straightforward matter-of-fact dull Prose. Lacking poetic beauty/imagination

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Charlatan

Con-man. Someone who pretends to some skill or be something he doesn't. A Fraud, swindler.

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Perfunctory

Done routinely with indifference, little interest, without solicitude or concern. After his perfunctory greeting to the class he started his lecture on biomedical economics. She gave him a perfunctory kiss goodnight and went back to sleep.

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Morass

Swamp (area of low-lying soggy ground), something like a difficult troublesome social situation that hinders, overwhelms, engulfs. 'Don't get lost in the morass of youth culture of naïveté, criminality and decline' the father warned the son.

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Prolific

Very productive

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Mundane

Worldly, banal, common

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Myriad of people gathered

A very great number

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His act of heroism was Laudable

Deserving praise

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Every ideology has its Dissidents

Someone who is not in agreement.

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Inimitable

Can't be imitated

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Jaded

Overindulged and worn out

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Myopic

Not prudent, near-sighted, narrow-minded

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Demonstrable

Capable of being proven

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Callow

Immature. Lacking adult experience. Those three women are particularly callow youth. A callow young man.

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Acquiesce

Going along with something even if you are a dissident of it.

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Pontificate seat

Office of a pontiff/pope/high priest

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Deleterious drugs

Harmful, Injurious to health

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Ambivalent

Sitting on a fence. Having feelings/opinions that are simultaneously conflicting about one subject. An ambivalent politician gives unclear & ambiguous statements.

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Impromptu

Done with Little preparation

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Exemplary role model

Worthy of imitation

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Impeccable

Perfect, having no flaws

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Attest

Provide evidence, to bear witness.

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Copious

Plentiful words, thoughts, supply

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Fallacious

Based on a fallacy/deceitful lie

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Stoic

One who seems to be indifferent to joy, grief, pleasure, pain.

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Recrimination

A countercharge

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Affinity

A liking

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Abject

Utterly lowest kind

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Volatile

Inconstant, Ephemeral

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Expedite

Rush, speed up progress

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Neophyte

Noob, Novice, recent convert to a belief

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Obdurate.

I care about expressing my obdurate singularity at any cost.

Not caring about what othets think