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epideictic

/ˌɛpɪˈdaɪktɪk/
adjective
1.
designed to display something, esp the skill of the speaker in rhetoric Also epidictic (ˌɛpɪˈdɪktɪk)
Word Origin
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.

    London Lyrics Frederick Locker

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