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illegitimate (his reason for choosing her as the vice president was far from legitimate... it was very arbitrary)
decide a dispute, acting as a judge (when the opposing claimants asked me to arbitrate, it was understood they would abide by my decision
intolerant; narrow minded (lucy is an extremely bigoted; she is very prejudiced and not at all open to new ideas)
view or behavior of a bigot ; narrow-mindedness; intolerance (found guilty, the defendant accused the judge and jury of bigotry)
standard; rule or test for judging (2 of the criteria that experts consider in judging and automobile are fuel consumption and frequency of repair)
most important point; essential part (skip over the minor points, and get the the crux of the matter)
derive by reasoning, infer (the intruder's approximate weight was deduced from the depth of the footprints in the moist sand)
asserting opinions as if they were facts; opinionated (if, w/out offering any proof at all, you keep insisting that the plan will not work, you are being dogmatic)
having the characteristics of a paradox (a self-contradictory statement which may nevertheless be true)
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