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noun

insubstantial words, arguments, gestures, or actions used in an attempt to explain or persuade.

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“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”

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Also hand-waving, hand·wav·ing [hand-wey-ving]. /ˈhændˌweɪ vɪŋ/.
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