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  • adjective of an argument, sometimes hyphenated Characterized by equivocation or by overly complex or specious argumentation; improperly reasoned.
  • noun uncountable, sometimes hyphenated Chopped logic: reasoning which is improper; sophistry.
  • noun obsolete, countable, usually hyphenated A logic chopper: one who makes confusing or specious arguments, especially arguments involving equivocation.
  • verb To argue skillfully, using complex logic or clever reasoning.
  • verb To make an argument which is illogical, especially one which is overly complex or which improperly uses fine or clever distinctions; to equivocate.

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