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sophist

soph·ist

sophist

pronunciation:
sa fihst
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) any of a group of ancient Greek teachers of rhetoric and philosophy, known for their clever, though often specious, arguments.
definition 2: any person using ingenious, usu. unsound arguments.
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The word sophist contains the following part:
soph, -sophy Greek root that means wise, wisdom