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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 ?''
inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth
uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
encircle - surround
reprobate - morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather