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excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
lucid - easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
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 ?''
manifest - evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
abominate - loathe; hate