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polarize

v. to break up into opposing factions or groupings

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polemic

n. a powerful argument often made to attack or refute a controversial issue

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ponderous

adj. so large as to be clumsy; massive; dull

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portent

n. an omen; a sign of something coming in the future

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postulate

n. something accepted as true without proof; an axiom

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pragmatic

adj. practical; down-to-earth; based on experience rather than theory

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precedent

n. an earlier example or model of something

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precept

n. a rule to live by; a principle establishing a certain kind of action or behaviour; a maxim

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precipitate

v. to cause to happen abruptly

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precipitous

adj. steep

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