epiplexis

Epiplexis

Ep`i*plex"is\, n. [L., reproof, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to strike at, reprove; 'epi` + ? to strike.] (Rhet.) A figure by which a person seeks to convince and move by an elegant kind of upbraiding.
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epiplexis

noun
a rhetorical device in which the speaker reproaches the audience in order to incite or convince them 
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