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articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
swill - drink greedily
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace