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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 ?''
evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
trite - hackneyed; commonplace
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
arboreal - of or living in trees
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
attest - testify; bear witness
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.