GRE Word List

SOPHIST

teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument

The meaning of the word sophist is teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument.

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WordMeaning
facultymental or bodily powers; teaching staff
far-fetchedtoo improbable to be believed; implausible; Ex. far-fetched story
mitevery small object or insect-like creature; small coin
fastidiousdifficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
ornithologistscientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
triflesomething of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
gustatoryaffecting or relating to the sense of taste
dissembledisguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
touchingcausing a feeling of pity or sympathy; pathetic; V. touch: cause to feel pity or sympathy; ADJ. touched
seethebe violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.