More obscure verbiage.

\Ar*gute”\, a. [L. argutus, p. p. of arguere. See Argue.] 1. Sharp; shrill. [Obs.] –Johnson.

2. Sagacious; acute; subtle; shrewd.

The active preacher . . . the argue schoolman. –Milman.

Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, quoted on Dictionary.com.

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