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unanimity

unanimity

/ˌjunəˈnɪməti/, /ˌjunəˈnɪmɪti/
noun
a situation in which all those involved are in complete agreement on something

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to advocate

to advocate

/ˈædvəˌkeɪt/, /ˈædvəkət/
verb
to publicly support something

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to confute

to confute

/kənfjˈuːt/
verb
to disprove something or someone

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to bias

to bias

/ˈbaɪəs/
verb
to create a situation in which the outcome of an experiment or study is not valid due to not including a contributing factor

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altercation

altercation

/ˌɑɫtɝˈkeɪʃən/
noun
a noisy dispute

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presupposition

presupposition

/ˌpɹisəpəˈzɪʃən/
noun
something that one perceives to be true, even though it remains to be proved, especially at the beginning of an argument

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to accord with

to accord with

/ɐkˈoːɹd wɪð/
verb
to agree with or correspond to something

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bone of contention

bone of contention

/bˈoʊn ʌv kəntˈɛnʃən/
noun
a subject over which people disagree

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adversary

adversary

/ˈædvɝˌsɛɹi/
noun
a person that one is opposed to and fights or competes with

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to bicker

to bicker

/ˈbɪkɝ/
verb
to argue over unimportant things

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ammunition

ammunition

/ˌæmjəˈnɪʃən/
noun
a set of facts or information that can be used to win an argument against someone or to criticize them

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concurrence

concurrence

/kənˈkɝəns/
noun
the state of being in agreement

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approbation

approbation

/ˌæpɹəˈbeɪʃən/
noun
official approval or agreement

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to conform

to conform

/kənˈfɔɹm/
verb
to correspond to or agree with something

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to assent

to assent

/əˈsɛnt/
verb
to agree to something, such as a suggestion, request, etc.

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assertion

assertion

/əˈsɝʃən/
noun
a statement representing a fact or what you strongly believe in

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avowal

avowal

/ɐvˈaʊəl/
noun
an open declaration or affirmation of one’s opinions

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conformity

conformity

/kənˈfɔɹməti/
noun
behavior that corresponds to socially accepted rules

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contention

contention

/kənˈtɛnʃən/
noun
strong disagreement

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deadlock

deadlock

/ˈdɛdˌɫɑk/
noun
a situation in which the parties involved do not compromise and therefore are unable to reach an agreement

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to differ

to differ

/ˈdɪfɝ/
verb
to disagree with someone; to have a different opinion

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dissent

dissent

/dɪˈsɛnt/
noun
disagreement with what is officially or commonly accepted

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dissident

dissident

/ˈdɪsədənt/
noun
someone who declares opposition to the government of one's country, knowing there is punishment for doing so

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to diverge

to diverge

/dɪˈvɝdʒ/
verb
(of views, opinions, etc.) to be different from each other

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dogma

dogma

/ˈdɑɡmə/
noun
a belief or set of beliefs laid down or held by an authority that people are expected to accept without any second thoughts

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extrapolation

extrapolation

/ɛkˌstɹæpəˈɫeɪʃən/
noun
the act of using known facts or existing trends in order to conclude or estimate something assuming that the current trends or facts will remain relevant

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feud

feud

/ˈfjud/
noun
a heated argument that lasts for a long time

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schism

schism

/ˈskɪzəm/
noun
a division between a group of people caused by their disagreement over beliefs or views

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heresy

heresy

/ˈhɛɹəsi/
noun
an opinion that is profoundly against the official principles of a particular religion

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to plead

to plead

/ˈpɫid/
verb
to state something as an excuse

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anodyne

anodyne

/ˈænədˌaɪn/
adjective
not likely to offend people or cause disagreement or tension

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contradictory

contradictory

/ˌkɑntɹəˈdɪktɝi/
adjective
(of statements, beliefs, facts, etc.) lacking agreement between each other

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declamatory

declamatory

/dᵻklˈæmətˌoːɹi/
adjective
expressing one’s feelings in a dramatic and forceful way

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incontestable

incontestable

/ɪnkəntˈɛstəbəl/
adjective
true and therefore impossible to be denied or disagreed with

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dialectical

dialectical

/ˌdaɪəˈɫɛktɪkəɫ/
adjective
discovering the truth of ideas by logically discussing the opposite ideas

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evangelical

evangelical

/ˌivænˈdʒɛɫɪkəɫ/
adjective
very eager to persuade people to accept one's views or opinions

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disposed

disposed

/dɪˈspoʊzd/
adjective
having a specific feeling, opinion, or attitude about someone or something

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polemic

polemic

/pəˈɫɛmɪk/
adjective
involving rational arguments to support or oppose an opinion, usually the opposite of others'

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vociferous

vociferous

/voʊˈsɪfɝəs/
adjective
confidently expressing one's opinion in a loud and firm voice

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to sustain

to sustain

/səˈsteɪn/
verb
to support an opinion, argument, theory, etc. or to prove it's credibility

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to scorn

to scorn

/ˈskɔɹn/
verb
to have no respect for someone or something because one thinks they are stupid or undeserving

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