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sophistical

Pertaining to a sophist or sophistry. Fallacious, misleading or incorrect in logic or reasoning, especially intentionally

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syncretism, syncretic (adj), syncretistic (adj)

reconciling different beliefs

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enigmatic

puzzling [enigma (n)]

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ostensibly

Apparently; appearing as such but not necessarily so; pretended.

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elusive

difficult to find, catch, or achieve -- baffling or difficult to recall

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keen

having or showing an ability to think clearly and to understand what is not obvious or simple about something. : very strong and sensitive : highly developed

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disinterested

unprejudiced; objective

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elliptical

1. : cryptic, abstruse, ambiguous, obscure; 2. oval, egg-shaped, elliptic

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veracity

conformity to facts; accuracy

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tacit

Taken for granted; understood without being explicitly stated; not put into words.

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ingenuity

the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.

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circumspect, -ction (n)

cautious; heedful of potential consequences

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specious

Seemingly reasonable but actually incorrect; intentionally misleading.

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ken

one's range of knowledge or sight

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reverie

a daydream; abstracted musing

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voluptuous, voluptary (n)

1. giving, characterized by, or suggesting ample, unrestrained pleasure to the senses. 2. devoted to or indulging in sensual pleasures; directed toward or anticipating sensual pleasure; arising from or contributing to the satisfaction of sensuous or sensual desires.

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obtuse

1. lacking quickness of perception or intellect; characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity; not distinctly felt. 2. not sharp, pointed, or acute in form; blunt.

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verisimilitude

the appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true (adj=verisimilar)

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epistemic

cognitive, relating to learning, or involving knowledge; The monk’s epistemic dissertation was an engaging study of New Testament beliefs.

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heuristic

learning through trial-and-error or problem solving; enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves

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metacognition (n), -tive (adj)

higher order thinking which involves active control over the cognitive processes engaged in learning. Activities such as planning how to approach a given learning task, monitoring comprehension, and evaluating progress toward the completion of a task are metacognitive in nature.

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phenomenology

branch of science concerned with things as they are perceived; not directly derived from theory

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priming

unconscious remembering

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providence

1. Care and foresight in the management of resources, planning for the future.

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trenchant

having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

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audiation

It is a cognitive process by which the brain gives meaning to musical sounds. In essence, audiation of music is analogous to thinking in a language. The term audiation should not be confused with audition, the mere perception of sound

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haptic

of or relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.

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histrionic

plain; clear; obvious

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ipso facto

by that very fact or act : as an inevitable result

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lemma

A subsidiary proposition assumed to be valid and used to demonstrate a principal proposition