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RHETORIC is an oft-used word and can be remembered by breaking it into the phrase right oral skills. That itself surmises the meaning of the word rhetoric. It refers to a speech or something that is written, that is intended to influence but is not completely honest or sincere.

Meaning of Rhetoric:

1. (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast..
2. the art of making persuasive speeches; oratory.
3. the ability to use language effectively

Pronunciation: ret-er-ik

Sentence Examples for Rhetoric:

1. Being rhetoric was one of the crucial oratory tactics used by Mark Antony to control the fickle-minded Roman mob.
2. Politicians resort to the idea of being rhetoric to woo their voters.

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