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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