(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Plausible but invalid reasoning: casuistry, fallacy, sophism, sophistry, speciousness. See CORRECT, TRUE.

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  • Richard Bentley — (January 27, 1662 ndash; July 14, 1742) was an English theologian, classical scholar and critic. Early life Bentley was born at Oulton near Leeds, West Yorkshire. His grandfather had suffered for the Royalist cause following the English Civil War …   Wikipedia

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