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English Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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Implausible: adjective not likely (not plausible; not having the appearance of truth or credibility: an implausible alibi.)
Polemic: adjective argumentative (a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine)
Synonymous: adjective equivalent (having the character of synonyms or a synonym; equivalent in meaning; expressing or implying the same idea.)
Objective: adjective fair, impartial (something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain or accomplish; purpose; goal; target: the objective of a military attack; the objective of a fund-raising drive.)
Subjective: adjective emotional; based on inner experience rather than fact (Philosophy. relating to or of the nature of an object as it is known in the mind as distinct from a thing in itself.)
Rant: noun yelling, raving (to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way; rave: The demagogue ranted for hours.)
Scrutinize: verb examine closely (to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.)
Agnostic: noun person unsure that God exists (to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.)
Atheist: noun nonbeliever (a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.)
Materialist: A person who is markedly more concerned with material things than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
Continuum: noun continuation (a continuous extent, series, or whole.)
Heresy: noun unorthodox opinion, especially in religious matters (opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, esp. of a church or religious system)
Orthodox: adjective accepted, traditional (of, pertaining to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc.)
Clergyman: noun minister
Inquisition: noun official inquiry (an official investigation, esp. one of a political or religious nature, characterized by lack of regard for individual rights, prejudice on the part of the examiners, and recklessly cruel punishments.)
Evolutionist: noun a person who believes in or supports a theory of evolution, esp. in biology.
Creationist: adjective the doctrine that matter and all things were created, substantially as they now exist, by an omnipotent Creator, and not gradually evolved or developed.
Fallacy: noun illusion, misconception (deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: That the world is flat was at one time a popular fallacy.)
Collaboration: noun Cooperation (a product resulting from collaboration: This dictionary is a collaboration of many minds.)
Theologian: noun clergyperson