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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 ?''
::: unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
::: rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
::: misdemeanor - minor crime; misdeed; wrongdoing
::: barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
::: oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
::: renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
::: incinerate - burn to ashes
::: pundit - authority on a subject; expert; learned person
::: fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation