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appraisal
estimation or evalutaion of worth
base
low or inferior in position or quality
candid
honest; expressing one's honest opinion
criterion
a standard of judgement
dexterity
skill and grace in physical movement; cleverness
legitimate
lawful; proper and acceptable; genuine
mediocre
moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary
meritorious
worthy; deserving praise
truism
a state ment of self-evident truth; saying that, while true, has been overused
validate
to establish or confirm the truth or legality of something
circumlocution
the use of unnescessarily wordy and indirect language
cogent
logical and convincing; appealing to reason
discourse
formal speech or writing; to speak or write formally, and at length
falter
to hesitate or stammer in speech; to move or function in an unsteady way
literate
able to read and write; knowledgable; educated
prattle
to talk foolishly
raconteur
a person who tells stories and relates incidents, with skill and wit
sophistry
clever arguments that are misleading or incorrect
utterance
something that is said
verbose
using or containing too many words; excessively wordy