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syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
visionary - produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey