GRE Word List

POLEMIC

attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy

The meaning of the word polemic is attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy.

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