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She is an ELOQUENT spokeswoman for animal rights; she conveys her ideas with great ease and fluidity.

Well spoken
(E- out + loqu talk)
E

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That guy never stops talking; now I understand why they call him "LOQUACIOUS Larry"!

Very talkative
(Loqu- talk + -ious full of)
L

2

The politician had perfected the art of CIRCUMLOCUTION; he knew exactly how to avoid answering direct questions.

Evasive speech; talking around the subject
(Circum- around + loqu talk)
C

3

I like professor Thompson because she is so COLLOQUIAL; yesterday she said my thesis idea was "really cool."

Conversational; using everyday language
(Co- together + loqu talk)
C

4

His speech was pompous and GRANDILOQUENT; it seemed he was just trying to use as many big words as possible.

Speaking in a pompous manner
(Grand- great + loqu talk + -ent adjective)
G

5

James is adapt at ELOCUTION; his expressions and mannerisms add a new level of meaning to his words.

Expressive delivery of public speech (e- out + loqu talk + -tion noun)
E

6

Karl is always ready to talk about any subject, no matter how trivial, but at parties he is even more GARRULOUS.

Talkative
G

7

I followed the recipe VERBATIM.

Word for word
(Verb- word)
V

8

Try as he might to express his love in a poem, his feelings seemed INEFFABLE.

Unable to be expressed in words (in- not + effari utter)
I

9

The precious politically correct never miss an opportunity to PONTIFICATE on topics about which they have no clue.

To speak pompously
(Pontifex high priest)
P

10

Don't go off on a tangent or get too VERBOSE.

Wordy
(Verb- word + -ose full of)
V

11

Students must be careful not to include irrelevant or purely TANGENTIAL material.

Only superficially relevant; off-topic
T

12

So why did Apple who always famously TOUTed the PowerPC platform make the switch to Intel architecture.

To promote or praise energetically
T

13

The book had many ANECDOTEs of the interesting people who have sailed Sunbeams.

A short and often humorous story
A

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The style is highly DISCURSIVE, leap-frogging forward and backward across decades, without ever sacrificing thrust or clarity.

Straying from the topic
(Dis- away + curs course)
D