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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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filibusterblock legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
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perspicacious(of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
egressexit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
demeanorbehavior; bearing
modishfashionable; conforming to the current fashion
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abstainrefrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote
postulateself-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
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