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Flashcards in lesson 3 Deck (19):
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tangential

only superficially relevant; off-topic

2

anecdote

a short and often humorous story

3

circumlocution

evasive speech; talking around the subject

3

discursive

straying from the topic

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loquacious

very talkative

4

garrulous

talkative

5

tout

to promote or praise energetically

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ineffable

unable to be expressed in words

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elocution

expressive delivery of public speech

8

circum

around

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colloquial

conversational; using everyday language

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verbatim

word for word

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pontificate

to speak pompously

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locu, loqu

talk

15

verb

word

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verbose

wordy

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e-, ex-

out

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grandiloquent

speaking in a pompous manner

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eloquent

well spoken