According to Aristotle, the law is "reason free from passion." (Thanks for teaching me that, Legally Blonde. Uh, I mean, The Politics of Aristotle.)
One meaning of "passionate" is "so emotional that you're thinking in an unclear or biased way."
"Two of the most respected scholars in the field of democracy offer up a sober, dispassionate look at the current state of affairs – and arrive at some disturbing conclusions."
Explain the meaning of "dispassionate" without saying "impartial" or "detached."
Fill in the blanks: "Setting aside (some strong emotion or desire), (someone) turns a dispassionate eye on (some topic), doing something about it in a calm way."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. The exact opposite of DISPASSIONATE is PASSIONATE.
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