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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 ?''
forward - presumptuous or bold
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal