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te·mer·i·ty

təˈmerədē/

noun

  1. excessive confidence or boldness; audacity.

    "no one had the temerity to question his conclusions"

    synonyms:audacitynerveeffronteryimpudenceimpertinencecheekgall,presumptionMore

fi·at

ˈfēət,ˈfēˌät/

noun

  1. a formal authorization or proposition; a decree.

    "adopting a legislative review program, rather than trying to regulate by fiat"

    synonyms:decreeedictordercommandcommandmentinjunctionproclamation,mandatedictumdiktat

    "a political union imposed through imperial fiat"

    • an arbitrary order.

      "the appraisal dropped the value from $75,000 to $15,000, rendering it worthless by bureaucratic fiat"

spu·ri·ous

ˈsp(y)o͝orēəs/

adjective

  1. not being what it purports to be; false or fake.

    "separating authentic and spurious claims"

    synonyms:bogusfakefalsecounterfeitforgedfraudulentshamartificial,imitationsimulatedfeigneddeceptivemisleadingspeciousMore

    • (of a line of reasoning) apparently but not actually valid.

      "this spurious reasoning results in nonsense"

    • archaic

      (of offspring) illegitimate.

e·phem·er·al

əˈfem(ə)rəl/

adjective

  1. 1.

    lasting for a very short time.

    "fashions are ephemeral"

    synonyms:transitorytransientfleetingpassingshort-livedmomentarybrief,shortMore

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noun

  1. 1.

    an ephemeral plant.

os·ten·si·bly

äˈstensiblē,əˈstensiblē/

adverb

  1. apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually.

    "portrayed as a blue-collar type, ostensibly a carpenter"

    synonyms:apparentlyseemingly, on the face of it, to all intents and purposes,outwardlysuperficiallyallegedlysupposedly, purportedly

    "it is ostensibly a book about football"

ad·ju·di·cate

əˈjo͞odəˌkāt/

verb

past tense: adjudicated; past participle: adjudicated

  1. make a formal judgment or decision about a problem or disputed matter.

    "the committee adjudicates on all betting disputes"

    • act as a judge in a competition.

      "we asked him to adjudicate at the local flower show"

      synonyms:judgetryhearexaminearbitraterefereeumpireMore

    • pronounce or declare judicially.

      "he was adjudicated bankrupt"

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