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 for eloquent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eloquent \El"o*quent\, a. [F. ['e]loquent, L. eloquens, -entis,
     p. pr. of eloqui to speak out, declaim; e + loqui to speak.
     See Loquacious.]
     1. Having the power of expressing strong emotions or forcible
        arguments in an elevated, impassioned, and effective
        manner; as, an eloquent orator or preacher.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              O Death, all-eloquent! You only prove
              What dust we dote on when 't is man we love. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Adapted to express strong emotion or to state facts
        arguments with fluency and power; as, an eloquent address
        or statement; an eloquent appeal to a jury.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  eloquent
      adj 1: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able
             to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech" [syn:
             eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-
             tongued, smooth-spoken]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "eloquent":
     Ciceronian, Demosthenian, Demosthenic, Tullian, affecting, ardent,
     articulate, cogent, convincing, declamatory, effective,
     elocutionary, expressive, facile, facund, felicitous, fervent,
     fervid, fluent, forceful, forensic, free-speaking, free-spoken,
     glib, graphic, high, impassioned, impressive, incisive, indicative,
     lofty, loud-speaking, loud-spoken, meaningful, oratorical,
     outspoken, passionate, persuasive, plain-speaking, plain-spoken,
     poignant, potent, powerful, pregnant, revealing, rhetorical, rich,
     sententious, significant, silver, silver-tongued, slick, smooth,
     smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued, soft-speaking, soft-spoken,
     speaking, spellbinding, striking, suggestive, talkative, talking,
     telling, touching, trenchant, true-speaking, vivid, vocal, voluble,
     well-spoken
  
  

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