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syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
miserly - stingy; mean
addendum - addition; appendix to book; something that is added (as at the end of a speech or book)
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment