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fallacious - false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
indict - charge; N. indictment
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat