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1. Rhetoric
• The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
• Language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
Usage: All we have from the Opposition is empty rhetoric.

2. Radicalism
• The beliefs or actions of people who advocate thorough or complete political or social reform.
• The term political radicalism denotes political principles focused on altering social structures through revolutionary or other means and changing value systems in fundamental ways.
Usage: This has alienated the intelligentsia, which is the government’s natural ally in the battle against radicalism.

3. Hoarse
• Sounding rough and harsh, typically as the result of a sore throat or of shouting.
Usage: A hoarse whisper.
Synonyms: croaky, croaking, and throaty.

4. Emasculate
• Deprive a man of his male role or identity.
Usage: In his mind, her success emasculated him.
• Make someone or something weaker or less effective.
Usage: The refusal to allow them to testify effectively emasculated the committee.
Synonyms: weaken, make feeble/feebler, debilitate, enfeeble, enervate, dilute.

5. Asymmetric Federalism
• Asymmetric federalism is found in a federation or confederation in which different constituent states possess different powers: one or more of the sub states has considerably more autonomy than the other sub states, although they have the same constitutional status.

6. Remnant
• A part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed.
Usage: The birds are an endangered remnant of a primeval landscape.

7. Religious exclusivism vs Religious pluralism
• Religious exclusivism, or exclusivity, is the doctrine or belief that only one particular religion or belief system is true.
• This is in contrast to religious pluralism, which believes that all religions provide valid responses to the existence of God.
Usage: Has Indian nationalism turned utterly exclusivist?

8. Prophylactic
• Intended to prevent disease.
Usage: Prophylactic measures should be taken by Government in Bihar for encephalitis.
Synonyms: preventive, preventative, precautionary, protective

9. Mysticism
• Mysticism is a belief that union with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender.

10. Buoy
• Keep someone or something afloat.
Usage: The creatures could swim, both buoyed up and cooled by the water.

11. Tryst
• A private romantic rendezvous between lovers.
Usage: A moonlight tryst with destiny.

12. Quixotism
• Quixotism is impracticality in pursuit of ideals, especially those ideals manifested by rash, lofty and romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action.
• It also serves to describe an idealism without regard to practicality.
• An impulsive person or act might be regarded as quixotic.
Usage: It seems as if you were going rather far in your quixotism to marry him.

13. Cultural assimilation
• Cultural assimilation is the process in which a minority group or culture comes to resemble a dominant group or assume the values, behaviours, and beliefs of another group.

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