Flashcards in 1.3: Let's Talk About It Deck (15):
She is an ELOQUENT spokeswoman for animal rights; she conveys her ideas with great ease and fluidity.
(E- out + loqu talk)
That guy never stops talking; now I understand why they call him "LOQUACIOUS Larry"!
(Loqu- talk + -ious full of)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Karl is always ready to talk about any subject, no matter how trivial, but at parties he is even more GARRULOUS.
I followed the recipe VERBATIM.
Word for word
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)
The precious politically correct never miss an opportunity to PONTIFICATE on topics about which they have no clue.
To speak pompously
(Pontifex high priest)
Don't go off on a tangent or get too VERBOSE.
(Verb- word + -ose full of)
Students must be careful not to include irrelevant or purely TANGENTIAL material.
Only superficially relevant; off-topic
So why did Apple who always famously TOUTed the PowerPC platform make the switch to Intel architecture.
To promote or praise energetically
The book had many ANECDOTEs of the interesting people who have sailed Sunbeams.
A short and often humorous story