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hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
overthrow - topple; N.
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing
subaltern - subordinate
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it