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Unformatted text preview: petitio: a begging of the question, assuming the very issue in dispute pons asinorum: literally "bridge of asses", traditionally used to refer to the fifth proposition of the first book of Euclid's geometry: the first thing beginners in a subject have difficulty "getting over" posterity: future generations (of humanity) rapprochement: (French) reconciliation, the reaching of harmony, unanimity secundum litteram: strictly or literally speaking sensibility: emotion, the faculty of feeling, sensitivity sentiments: feelings, emotional thoughts sic volo, sic jubeo: this I want, this I decree sui generis: unique in its kind, without parallel tellurian biology: the biology of life on this planet (Earth) upper forms: higher grades (in school), 11th and 12th grades venal: unscrupulous, corrupt, mercenary ule: (Greek) matter, raw material (literally "wood")...
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