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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 ?''
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath