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syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
inerrancy - infallibility
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.