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preposterous

contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.

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naturalists

an expert in or student of natural history.

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counterpart

a person or thing holding a position or performing a function that corresponds to that of another person or thing in another place.

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ad hominem

(of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.

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counterargument

an argument or set of reasons put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument.

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data

facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.

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nostalgic

characterized by or exhibiting feelings of nostalgia.

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evasive

tending to avoid commitment or self-revelation, especially by responding only indirectly.

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Levites

Levites are the descendants of the Tribe of Levi, one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Levites are integrated in Jewish and Samaritan communities, but keep a distinct status. There are estimated 300,000 Levites among Ashkenazi Jewish communities. Total percentage of Levites among Jews is about 4%.

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advocate

a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.

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biblical allusion

Examples of Biblical Allusion. Allusion is a device that activates and vitalizes our ideas, association, and information in the reader's mind through words and reference. It reflects how the reader interprets the allusion. In this article, biblical allusions and the references are taken from the Holy Bible.

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despairing

showing the loss of all hope.

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narration

the action or process of narrating a story.

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classification

the action or process of classifying something according to shared qualities or characteristics.

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extirpated

root out and destroy completely.

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exalted

(of a person or their rank or status) placed at a high or powerful level; held in high regard.

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imperative

of vital importance; crucial.

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siege

a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside.

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overt

done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden.

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celibate

abstaining from marriage and sexual relations, typically for religious reasons.