Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Word Wednesday: June 8/11

It's been a crazy week (exams, year end assignments ect. ect.), which is why I didn't post last week. Not to worry, though! This week will have a brand new post, but for now you'll have to settle for this week's words.

Rhetoric
[ret-er-ik]
-noun
1. the study of the technique of using language effectively
2. the art of using speech to persuade, influence, or please; oratory
3. excessive use of ornamentation and contrivance in spoken or written discourse; bombast
4. speech or discourse that pretends to significance but lacks true meaning: all the politician says is mere rhetoric

Obtuse
[uhb-toos]
–adjective
1.
not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull.
2.
not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form.
3.
(of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity.

Omnipotent   
[om-nip-uh-tuhnt]
–adjective
1.
almighty or infinite in power, as God.
2.
having very great or unlimited authority or power.


All definitions compliments of Dictionary.com


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