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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 ?''
::: testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
::: 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
::: swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
::: livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
::: devoid - empty; lacking
::: cohesion - tendency to keep together
::: perversion - corruption; turning from right to wrong
::: nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
::: repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')