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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%