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dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
generality - vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
pander - cater to (the low desires of others)