epistemology

  1. the philosophical theory of knowledge

    Type Of : philosophy

extirpate

  1. destroy completely, as if down to the roots

    Synonyms : eradicate, exterminate, root out, uproot
    Type Of : destruct, destroy
  2. pull up by or as if by the roots

    Synonyms : deracinate, root out, uproot
    Type Of : displace, move
  3. surgically remove (an organ)

    Type Of : withdraw, remove, take, take away

extant

  1. still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

    Antonyms : extinct
    Examples :
    • extant manuscripts
    • specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk

effrontery

  1. audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

    Synonyms : assumption, presumption, presumptuousness
    Type Of : audaciousness, audacity

encomium

  1. a formal expression of praise

    Synonyms : eulogy, paean, panegyric, pean
    Type Of : congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise

extirpation

  1. the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence

    Synonyms : deracination, excision
    Type Of : pulling, pull
  2. surgical removal of a body part or tissue

    Synonyms : ablation, cutting out, excision
    Type Of : operation, surgical process, surgical procedure, surgery, surgical operation

ellipsis

  1. omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences

    Synonyms : eclipsis
    Type Of : deletion, omission

equivocation

  1. a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

    Synonyms : evasion
    Type Of : deceit, deception, misrepresentation
  2. intentionally vague or ambiguous

    Synonyms : evasiveness, prevarication
    Type Of : untruthfulness, equivocalness, ambiguity
  3. falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language

    Synonyms : tergiversation
    Type Of : falsification, misrepresentation

enduring

  1. lasting a long time

    Synonyms : abiding, imperishable
  2. patiently bearing continual wrongs or trouble

    Synonyms : long-suffering
    Examples :
    • an enduring disposition

endurance

  1. a state of surviving; remaining alive

    Synonyms : survival
    Type Of : animation, life, living, aliveness
  2. the power to withstand hardship or stress

    Type Of : strength
    Examples :
    • the marathon tests a runner's endurance