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Glossary of PReview 2

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assertion
a declaration or statement
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
cogent
convincing; reasonable
coherent
logically connected
cohesive
condition of sticking together
didactic
intended to instruct
discourse
verbal expression or exchange; conversation
eloquence
the ability to speak vividly or persuasively
emphasize
to give special attention to something; to stress
fluid
easily flowing
implication
the act of suggesting or hinting
lucid
easily understood; clear
pundit
an authority who expresses his/her opinions
rhetoric
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
arbiter
a judge who decides a disputed issue
biased
prejudiced
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
impartial
not in favor of one side or the other; unbiased
incontrovertible
indisputable; not open to question
integrity
trustworthiness; completeness
jurisprudence
the philosophy or science of law
objectivity
treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices
penitent
expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
plausible
seemingly valid or acceptable; credible
substantiated
supported with proof or evidence; verified
vindicated
freed from blame
condescending
treating people as weak or inferior
contemptuous
feeling hatred; scornful
despotic
exercising absolute power; tyrannical
dictatorial
domineering; oppressively overbearing
disdain
(n.) contempt; scorn
(v.) to regard or treat with contempt; to look down on
haughty
arrogant; vainly proud
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
patronizing
treating in a condescending manner
convoluted
intricate; complex
cryptic
difficult to comprehend
futile
having no useful purpose; pointless
impede
to slow the progress of
obscure
(adj.) relatively unknown
(v.) to conceal or make indistinct
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
dilatory
habitually late
indolent
lazy
insipid
uninteresting; unchallenging
listless
lacking energy
torpor
laziness; inactivity; dullness
alienated
removed or disassociated from (friends, family, or homeland)
alliance
a union of two or more groups
disparity
inequality in age, rank, or degree; difference
servile
submissive; like a servant
suppressed
subdued; kept from being circulated

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