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vocab. lesson 14

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adduce
the cite as an example or means of proof in an argument
confound
to cause to become confused or perplexed
construe
to interpret; to explain the meaning of
conundrum
with a difficult, unsolvable, or self-contradictory problem; a dilemma
cryptic
having hidden meaning; mysterious
equivocate
to use language that is evasive or ambiguous; often in an attempt to mislead; to avoid making an explicit or straightforward statement
paradox
a seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
patent
obvious; plain; apparent
perspicacity
an acuteness of perception; observation; or understanding; or sharpness
rudimentary
in the earliest stages of development