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::: demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
::: luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
::: enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
::: authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
::: drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
::: imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
::: peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
::: effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
::: seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
::: barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism