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arcane

obscure

basis

reason

compelling

demanding attention

counterexample

something that is set forth to refute a general principle

deleterious

harmful

discount

to dismiss as unimportant or untrue

equivocation

ambiguity

in addition

also

indispensable

essential

it follows that

an expression that introduces a conclusion

linguistic

pertaining to language

misconstrue

to understand incorrectly

nevertheless

however

not all

the logical opposite of all

pertinent

having a logical connection with something else

preclude

exclude

proposal

prescription

purport

to seek to do something

telling

revealing

vulnerable

susceptible to attack

assess

evaluate

categorical

unconditional

consensus

widespread agreement among all members of a group

deduce

infer

distinguish

differentiate

hierarchy

a group whose members are arranged in ranks

however

nevertheless

hypothesize

to posit a cause for an effect

ignore

overlook

not all

some....not

override

to take priority over something else

pertinent

relevant

postulate

something that is assumed to be true and that is used as the basis of an argument

presume

to take for granted

probability

likelihood

putative

thought to exist

seldom

the temporal version of few

solely

exclusively

understate

to describe something as being smaller than it actually is

prerequisite

a necessary condition

ambivalent

having both positive and negative feelings toward something

assess

to judge

assume

presume

basis

premise

bolster

to strengthen

factor

an element that contributes to an effect

groundless

not supported

in addition

furthermore

inconsequential

unimportant

indispensable

required

induced by

an expression that introduces a cause

misconstrue

to understand incorrectly

overstate

exaggerate

phenomenon

thing

prescribe

to recommend as a remedy

relevant

pertinent

sweeping

overly general

vulnerable

open to criticism

warranted

justified

adequate

enough

ambiguous

equivocal

assertion

contention

attribute

trait

atypical

not indicative of the whole

counterexample

something that is set forth to refute a general principle

hypothesis

something that posits a cause for an effect

many

a large indefinite number or proportion

misinterpretation

misunderstanding

non-negligible

considerable

notwithstanding

a structural indicator that signifies a contrast

overstatement

exaggeration

presuppose

to take for granted

principle

a general rule that can be applied to specific cases

routinely

usually

subsidiary conclusion

an argument component that functions as both a conclusion and a premise

susceptible

easily influenced by something

understate

to describe something as being smaller than it actually is

warranted

justified

when

the temporal version of if

chronology

the order in which events occur

confuse

to mistakenly equate

consequence

result

counterproductive

achieving an effect that is opposite to the one intended

despite

a structural indicator that signifies a contrast

disinterested

neutral

feasible

capable of being accompished

incompatible

inconsistent

interpretation

understanding

interpretation

understanding

on the whole

on balance

prescription

proposal

presumption

presupposition

some...not

not all

subsidiary conclusion

a premise that is supported by another premise

susceptible

easily influenced by something

thus

it follows that

unqualified endorsement

absolute approval

categorical

unconditional

confuse...with

to fail to distinguish between....and...

disprove

to establish that something is false

imply

suggest

insufficient

inadequate

main point

conclusion

peripheral

negligible

premise

reason

sign

something that indicates the existence of something

thus

consequently

undergird

to strengthen

usually

generally

conclusion

inference

equivocal

vague

illustrate

to give an example of something

override

to take priority over something else

pertinent

having a logical connection with something else

phenomena

things

qualify

to limit in scope

sanction

to support

undercut

to challenge

trivial

peripheral

advocate

to support

atypical

unrepresentative

criterion

a basis for judgement

enumerate

to list

explicate

to explain something in a detailed way

recommendation

proposal

despite

notwithstanding

hence

therefore

unequivocal

explicit

consistent

able to coexist

most...not

fewer than 50%

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