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misconceive

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misunderstand; be amiss; misconstrue; misapprehend.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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atheological

Opposed to theology; atheistic. Bp. Montagu.

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misapprehend

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misunderstand; misconceive; be amiss; misconstrue.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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emilio's

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equivocate

  • verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    beat around the bush; tergiversate; palter; prevaricate.

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elenctic

(Logic) Serving to refute; refutative; -- applied to indirect modes of proof, and opposed to deictic.

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unpersuasive

  • adjective satellite not capable of persuading

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enthymematic

Pertaining to, or of the form of, an enthymeme.

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misconstrue

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misunderstand; misconceive; be amiss; misapprehend.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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apagogic

Proving indirectly, by showing the absurdity, or impossibility of the contrary. Bp. Berkeley.

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misapply

  • verb apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly
    misuse.
    • The words are misapplied in this context
    • You are misapplying the name of this religious group

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misstate

  • verb state something incorrectly
    • You misstated my position

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adducible

Capable of being adduced.
Proofs innumerable, and in every imaginable manner diversified, are adducible. I. Taylor.

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arctangent

  • noun the inverse function of the tangent; the angle that has a tangent equal to a given number
    inverse tangent; arc tangent; arctan.

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apagogical

Proving indirectly, by showing the absurdity, or impossibility of the contrary. Bp. Berkeley.

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meritless

  • adjective satellite without merit
    no-good; no-account; good-for-naught; no-count; sorry; good-for-nothing.
    • a sorry horse
    • a sorry excuse
    • a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick
    • the car was a no-good piece of junk

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misread

  • verb read or interpret wrongly
    • He misread the data
  • verb interpret wrongly
    misinterpret.
    • I misread Hamlet all my life!

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replaceability

  • noun exchangeability by virtue of being replaceable
    commutability; substitutability.

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diagramming

  • noun providing a chart or outline of a system
    schematisation; schematization.
  • verb make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed
    diagram; plot.

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sylleptic

Of or pertaining to a syllepsis; containing syllepsis. -- Syl*lep"tic*al*ly, adv.

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escalate

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    step up; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing

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contagionist

One who believes in the contagious character of certain diseases, as of yellow fever.

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conflate

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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polygenist

(Biol.) One who maintains that animals of the same species have sprung from more than one original pair; -- opposed to monogenist.

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resurface

  • verb reappear on the surface
  • verb cover with a new surface

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clinch

  • noun (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
  • noun a small slip noose made with seizing
    clench.

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dovetail

  • noun a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
    dovetail joint.
  • verb fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail

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constructor

  • noun someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)
    builder.

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monogenist

(Anthropol.) One who maintains that the human races are all of one species; -- opposed to polygenist.

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captandum

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overlook

  • noun a high place affording a good view
  • verb look past, fail to notice

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knockdown

  • noun a blow that knocks the opponent off his feet
  • adjective satellite (furniture) easily assembled and dismantled
    • I bought a knockdown chest at the do-it-yourself store

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oversimplify

  • verb simplify to an excessive degree
    • Don't oversimplify the problem
  • verb make too simple
    • Don't oversimplify the instructions

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counterpoise

  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    equalizer; counterweight; equaliser; counterbalance; balance.
  • verb constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
    counterweight; counterpose.

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sidestep

  • noun a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; evade; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully

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sorites

(Logic) An abridged form of stating of syllogisms in a series of propositions so arranged that the predicate of each one that precedes forms the subject of each one that follows, and the conclusion unites the subject of the first proposition with the predicate of the last proposition, as in following example; --
The soul is a thinking agent; A thinking agent can not be severed into parts; That which can not be severed can not be destroyed; Therefore the soul can not be destroyed.
✍ When the series is arranged in the reverse order, it is called the Goclenian sorites, from Goclenius, a philosopher of the sixteenth century. Sorites paradox, (philos.) The paradox that arises from the assertion that if one item is removed from a heap (sorites) of objects, what remains is still a heap. Continued application of that rule for any finite heap ultimately causes a contradiction, when the "heap" has no objects left. Similar definitional problems prompted the invention of "fuzzy logic"

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generalize

  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; infer; generalise.
  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalise.

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benefactive

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falter

  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    faltering; hesitation; waver.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech
  • verb be unsure or weak
    waver.
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering

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eristic

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    disputant; controversialist.
  • noun the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)

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resonate

  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater
  • verb be received or understood
    come across.

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inherency

  • noun the state of inhering; the state of being a fixed characteristic
    inherence.
    • the inherence of polysemy in human language

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fallacious

  • adjective satellite containing or based on a fallacy
    unsound.
    • fallacious reasoning
    • an unsound argument
  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fraudulent; deceitful.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

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colorable

Specious; plausible; having an appearance of right or justice. "Colorable pretense for infidility." Bp. Stillingfleet. -- Col"or*a*ble*ness, n. -- Col"or*a*bly, adv.
Colorable and subtle crimes, that seldom are taken within the walk of human justice. Hooker.

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generalise

  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalize.
  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; generalize; infer.

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realizability

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erupt

  • verb start abruptly
    break out.
    • After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc
  • verb erupt or intensify suddenly
    flare; break open; flare up; burst out; irrupt.
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

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proslavery

Favoring slavery. -- n. Advocacy of slavery.

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misunderstand

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misconceive; be amiss; misconstrue; misapprehend.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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berkeleian

,a.Of or relating to Bishop Berkeley or his system of idealism; as, Berkeleian philosophy. -- Berke"ley*ism, n.

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confuse

  • verb mistake one thing for another
    confound.
    • you are confusing me with the other candidate
    • I mistook her for the secretary
  • verb be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    bedevil; discombobulate; fox; confound; befuddle; fuddle; throw.
    • These questions confuse even the experts
    • This question completely threw me
    • This question befuddled even the teacher

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justificatory

  • adjective satellite attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
    justificative; defensive.
  • adjective satellite providing justification
    justificative; vindicatory.

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elide

  • verb leave or strike out
    • This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant

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unconvincing

  • adjective not convincing
    flimsy.
    • unconvincing argument
    • as unconvincing as a forced smile
  • adjective satellite having a probability too low to inspire belief
    improbable; unbelievable; unlikely.

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hominem

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misfire

  • noun an explosion that fails to occur
    dud.
  • noun a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    miss.

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indispensability

  • noun the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
    vitalness; indispensableness.

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ignore

  • verb refuse to acknowledge
    disregard; cut; snub.
    • She cut him dead at the meeting
  • verb bar from attention or consideration
    dismiss; brush aside; brush off; discount; push aside; disregard.
    • She dismissed his advances

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lawyer

  • noun a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
    attorney.

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escalate

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    step up; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing

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diagonalization

  • noun changing a square matrix to diagonal form (with all non-zero elements on the principal diagonal)
    diagonalisation.
    • the diagonalization of a normal matrix by a unitary transformation

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underplay

  • verb act (a role) with great restraint
    underact.
  • verb play a card lower than (a held high card)

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abstruse

  • adjective satellite difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
    recondite; deep.
    • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
    • a deep metaphysical theory
    • some recondite problem in historiography

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deductive

  • adjective relating to logical deduction
    • deductive reasoning
  • adjective involving inferences from general principles

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necessarian

An advocate of the doctrine of philosophical necessity; a nacessitarian.

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hinge

  • noun a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
    flexible joint.
  • noun a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
    • his absence is the hinge of our plan

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presume

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    assume; take for granted.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold; dare.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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proabortion

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ampliative

(Logic) Enlarging a conception by adding to that which is already known or received.
"All bodies possess power of attraction" is an ampliative judgment; because we can think of bodies without thinking of attraction as one of their immediate primary attribute. Abp. W. Thomson.

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beg

  • verb call upon in supplication; entreat
    pray; implore.
    • I beg you to stop!
  • verb make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
    tap; solicit.
    • Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce
    • My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities

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cosmological

  • adjective pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe
    cosmogonical; cosmogonic; cosmologic; cosmogenic.
    • cosmologic science
    • cosmological redshift
    • cosmogonic theories of the origin of the universe
  • adjective pertaining to the branch of philosophy dealing with the elements and laws and especially the characteristics of the universe such as space and time and causality
    cosmologic.
    • cosmologic philosophy
    • a cosmological argument is an argument that the universe demands the admission of an adequate external cause which is God

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ensue

  • verb issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
    result.
    • result in tragedy

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fiducial

  • adjective relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
    fiduciary.
    • a fiduciary contract
    • in a fiduciary capacity
    • fiducial power
  • adjective used as a fixed standard of reference for comparison or measurement
    • a fiducial point

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collapse

  • noun an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    prostration.
    • the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • noun a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    • the roof is in danger of collapse
    • the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

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strawman

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; straw man; nominal head; front; front man.
  • noun a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
    straw man.

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downplay

  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; understate; minimise.
  • verb understate the importance or quality of
    play down; background.
    • he played down his royal ancestry

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creationist

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backfire

  • noun the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
    blowback.
  • noun a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

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ensue

  • verb issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
    result.
    • result in tragedy

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deceivable

Fitted to deceive; deceitful. Obs.
The fraud of deceivable traditions. Milton.

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specify

  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; condition; stipulate.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb decide upon or fix definitely
    set; fix; limit; determine; define.
    • fix the variables
    • specify the parameters

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whithersoever

To whatever place; to what place soever; wheresoever; as, I will go whithersoever you lead.

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makeweight

  • noun anything added to fill out a whole
    filler.
    • some of the items in the collection are mere makeweights
  • noun a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight

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overemphasize

  • verb place special or excessive emphasis on
    overemphasise; overstress.
    • I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book

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syllogistic

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of syllogism
    • syllogistic reasoning

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dp

  • noun a person forced to flee from home or country
    stateless person; displaced person.

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absurdum

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resonate

  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater
  • verb be received or understood
    come across.

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refute

  • verb overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
    rebut.
    • The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments
  • verb prove to be false or incorrect
    controvert; rebut.

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reductio

  • noun (reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd; or a proof of a proposition by showing that its negation leads to a contradiction
    reductio ad absurdum.

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disfigure

  • verb mar or spoil the appearance of
    deface; blemish.
    • scars defaced her cheeks
    • The vandals disfigured the statue

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unanswerable

  • adjective satellite impossible to answer
    • an unanswerable argument

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presuppose

  • verb take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
    suppose.
    • I presuppose that you have done your work
  • verb require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    suppose.
    • This step presupposes two prior ones

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suasive

Having power to persuade; persuasive; suasory. South. "Genial and suasive satire." Earle. -- Sua"sive*ly, adv.

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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necessitarian

  • noun someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will

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instantiate

  • verb represent by an instance
    • This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect
  • verb find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
    • The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect

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unfold

  • verb develop or come to a promising stage
    blossom; blossom out; blossom forth.
    • Youth blossomed into maturity
  • verb open to the view
    • A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings

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achillean

Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.

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rage

  • noun a feeling of intense anger
    fury; madness.
    • hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
    • his face turned red with rage
  • noun a state of extreme anger
    • she fell into a rage and refused to answer

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weighty

  • adjective having relatively great weight; heavy
    • a weighty load
    • a weighty package
  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; cogent.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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revolve

  • verb turn on or around an axis or a center
    go around; rotate.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun
    • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
  • verb move in an orbit
    orb; orbit.
    • The moon orbits around the Earth
    • The planets are orbiting the sun
    • electrons orbit the nucleus

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cogent

  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; weighty.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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hark

  • verb listen; used mostly in the imperative
    hearken; harken.

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favor

  • noun an act of gracious kindness
    favour.
  • noun an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    favour.
    • the outcome was in his favor

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Collocation words for "argument" are words related to "argument" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "argument" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "argument" or by the count of syllables each word has.