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::: sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
::: prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
::: broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up
::: slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
::: ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.
::: check - stop motion; curb or restrain
::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: demoniac - (demoniacal) fiendish; cruel; N. demon: evil supernatural being; devil
::: whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
::: conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)