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
self-evident truth; maxim (it is an axiom that practice makes perfect)
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)
choosing (ideas, methods, etc.) from various sources; selective
liable to be mistaken
having the characteristics of a paradox (a self-contradictory statement which may nevertheless be true)
apparently trustworthy, superficially true or reasonable
senseless; absurd; irrational
clever but deceptive reasoning
outline of a figure
capable of being shaped by hammering, as a metal
practically worthless; trashy; petty
chief; above others; supreme
falsely modest of serious; coy
lacking self-confidence, not confident
made of brass or bronze
excessive concern for oneself; selfishness
done to impress others; showy
too free in speech or action; bold
excessively proud or boastful
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