Reified: To make (something abstract) more concrete or real; to regard or treat (an idea, concept, etc.) as if having material existence.
Dubious: Objectively doubtful; fraught with doubt or uncertainty; uncertain, undetermined, indistinct, ambiguous, vague.
Contentious: Of persons or their dispositions: Given to contention; prone to strife or dispute; quarrelsome.
Concessions: The action of conceding, granting, or yielding something requested or required.
Jejune: Puerile, childish; also, naïve.
Dogmatism: Belief in or assertion of dogma; dogmatic character; (more generally) positiveness in the assertion of opinion, now esp. the tendency to lay down principles as undeniably true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others.
Constate: To establish, ascertain, state.
Evince: To overcome,subdue,prevail over.
Piecemeal: One part or piece at a time; in separate pieces; by degrees, little by little.
Deplore: To weep for , bewail, lament; to grieve over, regret deeply.
Doctrine: In the most general sense: Instruction, teaching; a body of instruction or teaching.
Salutary: Conducive to well-being; calculated to bring about a more satisfactory condition, or to remedy some evil; beneficial, ‘wholesome’. Often with figurative notion of sense.
Parti Pris: A preconceived view; a bias or prejudice.
Extraneous: Of external origin; introduced or added from without; foreign to the object in which it is contained, or to which it is attached.
Engender: The action of engendering or begetting; concr. that which is engendered; offspring, produce.
Apes: To imitate, mimic: pretentiously, irrationally, or absurdly.
Hitherto: Up to this time, until now, as yet.
Provisional: Of, belonging to, or of the nature of a temporary provision or arrangement; provided or adopted for the time being; supplying the place of something regular, permanent, or final. Also: accepted or used in default of something better; tentative.
Timorous: Full of or affected by fear (either for the time or habitually); fearful.
Auxiliaries: Helpful, assistant, affording aid, rendering assistance, giving support or succour.
Humdrum: Lacking variety; of a routine character; commonplace; monotonous; dull.
Illocutions: An act such as ordering, warning, undertaking, preformed in saying something.
Cognate: Descended from a common ancestor; of the same stock or family.
Etymology: The facts relating to the origin of a particular word or the historical development of its form and meaning; the origin of a particular word.
Flippant: In bad sense: Impertinently voluble.
Voluble: Liable to change; inconstant, variable, mutable. Now rare.
Profundity: The quality of being deep; great or vast depth.
Solemnity: Observance of ceremony or special formality on important occasions.
Bigamy: Marriage with a second wife or husband when already married; the crime of having two wives or husbands at once. Also in extended use.
Welsher: A bookmaker at a race meeting who takes money for a bet, but absconds or refuses to pay after a loss.
Concomitants: An attendant state, quality, circumstance, or thing; an accompaniment.
Abscond: To hide, conceal; to obscure.
Explicate: To express fully in words, make explicit; to give a detailed account of.
Semantic: Of relating to (the study of) meaning in language.
Antecedently: Previously in time, before; first or earlier in a causal, connectional, or implicational relation.
Tautological: Unnecessary repetition, usually in close proximity, of the same word, phrase, idea, argument, etc. Now typically: the saying of the same thing twice in different words (e.g. ‘they arrived one after the other in succession’), generally considered to be a fault of style.
Paradigm: A pattern of model, and exemplar; (also) a typical instance of something, and example.
Subsidiary: That provides assistance; supplementary.
Predicate: To announce or declare publicly; to preach; to assert or affirm as true or existent. Also: to praise or commend publicly, to extol.
Syntax: The set of rules and principles in a language according to which words, phrases, and clauses are arranged to create well-formed sentences; (also) the analysis or study of such principles; the branch of grammar concerned with this.
Analogous: Characterized by correspondence to; resembling, or bearing comparison with; parallel, equivalent; comparable, similar.
Morphemes: A grammatical element such as a prefix, suffix, preposition, conjunction, or stress pattern considered in terms of its functional relations in a linguistic system.
Perlocutionary: Of or designating an act of speaking or writing that is intended to persuade or convince.
Illocutionary: An act such as ordering, warning, undertaking, performed in saying something.
Contingently: As a possibility that may or may not befall.
Elliptical: That has the form of an ellipse; pertaining to ellipses.
Circularity: Circular quality, form, or position.
Analysans: A definition proposed as a logical analysis or elucidation of a given concept, expression, etc.
Analysandum: That which is to be, or is being, analysed; (in more recent use esp.) a concept, proposition, or expression regarded as in need of definition or logical analysis.
Construing: To combine (words, or parts of speech) grammatically. Now, to combine a verb, adjective, preposition, or other word with the case or relational words with which it is syntactically used.
Locution: A form of expression; a phrase, an expression.
Purported: Professed, alleged.
Lexical: Pertaining or relating to the words or vocabulary of a language. Often contrasted with grammatical.
Superfluous: That is present in a greater quantity than is desired, permitted, or required for the purpose; abundant or numerous to the point of excess; more than sufficient.
Taxonomy: A classification of something; a particular system of classification.
Expediently: As is expedient; suitably, conveniently.
Idiom: The specific character or individuality of a language; the manner of expression considered natural to or distinctive of a language; a language’s distinctive phraseology.
Concomitant: Going together, accompanying, concurrent, attendant.
Pithy: Full of strength or vigour; vigorous, powerful, strong; substantial.
Loping: Characterized by long, bounding strides; having a gait of this kind.
Forlorn: Morally lost; abandoned, depraved.
Derivatives: Characterized by transmission, or passing from one to another.
Desultory: Pursuing a disconnected and irregular course of action; unmethodical.
Transference: Psychoanal. [translating German übertragung.] The transfer to the analyst by the patient of re-awakened and powerful emotions previously (in childhood) directed at some other person or thing and since repressed or forgotten; the process or state of such a transfer; loosely, the emotional aspect of a patient’s relationship to the analyst
Signifier: A person who or thing which signifies or indicates something.
Latent: Of a material thing: hidden, concealed; not visible to the naked eye.
Analysand: Psychoanal. A person who is undergoing psychoanalytical treatment or is the subject of psychoanalysis.
Ruminations: The action of revolving something in one’s mind; meditation, contemplation.
Intersubjective: Existing between conscious minds.
Morosely: In a morose manner.
Morose: Of persons, or their attributes, behaviour, etc.: sullen, gloomy, sour-tempered, unsocial.
Evocations: The evoking or calling up a spirit.
Cryptic: Something enigmatic or hidden; a secret, a mystery. Now chiefly: an enigmatic remark, piece of writing, etc.
Desiccated: Deprived or freed of moisture; dried; (of food) dried for preservation.
Discourse: The process or faculty of reasoning; reasoned argument or thought; reason, rationality. Also more fully discourse of reason.
Pulsions: Psychoanal. An unconscious drive or impulse influencing the development of human personality.
Inflective: Having the quality of inflecting; tending to inflect.
Inflect: To bend inwards; to bend into a curve or angle; hence, simply, to bend, to curve.
Recumbent: Reliant or dependent upon God, Christ, etc.
Veneration: A feeling of deep respect and reverence directed towards some person or thing.
Concision: The action of cutting to pieces or cutting away; mutilation.
Belabor: To labour at, work at; to exert one’s strength or ability upon, to ply.