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epideictic

/ (ˌɛpɪˈdaɪktɪk) /
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adjective

designed to display something, esp the skill of the speaker in rhetoricAlso: epidictic (ˌɛpɪˈdɪktɪk)

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
C18: from Greek epideiktikos, from epideiknunai to display, show off, from deiknunai to show
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  • There is something p. xivof “hard brilliance” in Praed: he writes for effect, he is epideictic.

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