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Word: postulate

Definition: self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)


More Vocab Words

::: polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps
::: decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
::: inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
::: credence - belief
::: incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
::: unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
::: expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
::: torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs