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declaim
speak rhetorically
The pompous opponents declaimed rhetorically.
sotto voce
in a low voice
He tried to inform her, sotto voce, of the problem.
translucent
semitransparent
The class was translucent, not completely transparent.
forte
strong point
Spelling is not his forte
fortissimo
very loudly
The orchestra played a thunderous fortissimo passage.
acerbity
sharpness of temper
His constant acerbity was demoralizing.
perambulate
wander through
The boy perambulated through the park.
perfidy
breach of faith
We deplored the scoundrel's perfidious act.
impugn
attack as false
Another witness impugned his testimony.
non sequitur
an idea which does not follow
The idea was a ludicrous non sequitur.
egocentric
self-centered
His egocentric conversation became boring.
loquacious
talkative
We avoided the loquacious chatterbox.
sacrosant
sacred
The second rule is a sacrosant and inviolable.
cacophony
bad noise
We head the cacophonous blaring of the horns in the street below.
tangible
touchable
The nice office is a tangible benefit of the job.