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::: 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 ?''
::: morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
::: pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
::: ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
::: peerless - having no equal; incomparable
::: authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
::: disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
::: imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
::: bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
::: capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance