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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 ?''
vie - contend; compete
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
compensatory - making up for; repaying
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency