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  1. Aesthetic
    pertaining to, involving, or concerned with pure emotion andsensation as opposed to pure intellectuality.
  2. Allusion
    incidental mention ofsomething, either directly or by implication
  3. Ambivalent
    being unable to choose between two (usually opposing) courses ofaction
  4. Anecdote
    a short account of a particular incident or event, especiallyof an interesting or amusing nature.
  5. Assert
    to maintain or defend
  6. Assess
    to estimate officially the value of
  7. Belied
    Contradict or misinterpertate
  8. Characterize
    to describe the character or individual quality of
  9. Concur
    to agree; cooperate
  10. Contempt
    the state of being despised; dishonor; disgrace
  11. Conventional
    conforming or adhering to accepted standards; usual
  12. Convey
    to communicate; impart; make known
  13. Debunk
    to expose as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated
  14. Digression
    a passage or section that deviates from the central theme inspeech or writing.
  15. Discern
    to perceive by the sight or some other sense or by theintellect; see, recognize, or apprehend
  16. Discredit
    to show to be undeserving of trust or belief
  17. Dismissive
    indicating lack of interest or approbation; scornful;disdainful.
  18. Disparage
    belittle; discredit upon
  19. Disparity
    inequality; difference
  20. Dubious
    doubtful; uncertain outcome
  21. Elicit
    to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke
  22. Equivocate
    to use unclear expressions, usually to avoidcommitment or in order to mislead
  23. Indifferent
    without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic
  24. Ironic
    coincidental; unexpected
  25. Partisan
    an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, orcause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotionalallegiance.
  26. Plausible
    having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthyof approval or acceptance; credible; believable
  27. Provoke
    to anger, enrage
  28. Reconcile
    • to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to somethingnot desired
    • to win over to friendliness
  29. Refute
    to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge.
  30. Repudiate
    disown; reject with disapproval
  31. Satire
    the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing,denouncing
  32. Allegory
    a symbolic narrative
  33. Speculate
    to engage in thought or reflection; meditate
  34. Subjective
    existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject ratherthan to the object of thought
  35. Undermine
    to weaken
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