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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 ?''
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
granary - storehouse for grain
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
convex - curving outward
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)