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sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
repository - storehouse
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
ancillary - serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.