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metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
constitution - constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
fallacious - false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder