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antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
compensatory - making up for; repaying