likeness in some respects between things otherwise different; similarity; comparison
autocratic; despotic; tyrannical; proceeding from a whim or fancy (ant. legitimate)
1. decide a dispute, acting as an arbiter or arbitrator (judge)
2. submit a dispute to arbitration
self-evident truth; moxim
self-evident; universlaly accepted as true
opinion formed before there are grounds for it; prejudice; predilection; partiality
views or behavior of a bigot (one intoleratly devoted to one's own beliefs and prejudices); narrow-mindedness; intolerance
think overp; consider with care; ponder
standard; rule or test for judging (pl. citeria)
most important point; essential part
derive by reasoning; infer
situation requriring a choice between two equally bad alternatives; predicament
asserting opinions as if they were facts; opinionated; asserted without proof
choosing (ideas, methods, etc.) from various sources
based on a fallacy (erroeneous idea); misleading; deceptive (ant. sound; valid)
liable to be mistaken (ant. infallible)
rejecting regularly accepted beliefs or doctrines; heretica; nonconformist (ant. orthodox)
supposed; having the characteristics of a hypothesis, a supposition made as a basis for reasoning or research. (If supported by considerable evidence, a hypothesis becomes a theory, and eventually, if no exceptions are found, a law.)
misleading appearance; false impression; misconception
certain; incontrovertible; indisputable (ant. questionable; doubtful)
generally accepted, especially in religion; conventionalp; approved (ant. heterodox; unorthodox(
having the characterisitcs of a pardox (a self-contradictory statement which may nevertheless be true)
superficially true or reasonable; apparently trustworthy
senseless; absurd; irratonal
1. able to think cleraly; intelligent; sensible (ant. absurd; irrational)
2. based on reason
invent excuses for one's actions, desires, failures, etc.
clever but deceptive reasoning
apparently reasonable, but not really so
1. reflect; meditate; conjecture
2. buy or sell with the hope of profiting by price fluctuations
capable of being maintained or defended (ant. untenable)
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