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verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
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 ?''
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
dispirited - lacking in spirit