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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 ?''
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
subsequent - following in time or order; later
habitat - natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
awful - terrible; very bad
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop