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overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
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 ?''
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
bellicose - warlike
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani