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Elocution
The study and practice of public speaking.
Pragmatic
Practical, moved by the facts rather than abstract ideals.
Rectify
To correct.
Vie
To compete or contend.
Perspicacity
Shrewdness, astuteness, and keenness of wit.
Maladroit
Clumsy or tactless
Quiescence
Inactivity, stillness
Misanthrope
A person who hates all people.
Autocrat
A ruler who has absolute or unlimited power.
Automaton
A person who behaves in a mechanical, routine manner.
Matrix
The surroundings within which something begins or develops.
Avuncular
Like an uncle.
Uxorious
Dominated by one's wife.
Moribund
About to die or end.
Pedagogue
A teacher.
Innate
Possessed at birth: inborn.
Xenophobia
Fear or hatred of what is strange or foreign, or of foreigners.
Misogamy
Hatred of marriage
Somnambulate
To walk while sleeping.
Mellifluous
Sweet as honey.
Imbibe
To drink
Potable
Fit to drink
Ossify
To turn into bone, to become bony.
Rapacious
Excessively grasping or greedy.