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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 ?''
indecisive - marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
sluggard - lazy person
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension