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noun
insubstantial words, arguments, gestures, or actions used in an attempt to explain or persuade.
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SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
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Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Also hand-waving, hand·wav·ing [hand-wey-ving]. /ˈhændˌweɪ vɪŋ/.
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