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Mumble

To speak quietly and in a way that is not clear so that the w ords are difficult to understand

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Mutter

To speak quietly and in a low voice that is not easy to hear, often when you are worried or complaining about something

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Murmur

To speak or say very quietly (more positive)

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Without a murmur

Without any protrst, complaint or comment

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Raise your voice

Speak louder [+]

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Raise your voice at

Don't speak in that loud, angry tone [-]

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Shriek

Loud and very high-pitched [+/-]

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Roar

Very loud volume, but deeper-pitched, like a lion [+/-]

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Nagging at

Criticizing faults or duties not done

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Bickering over who sits by the window

Arguing in an irritated way usually about something petty (syn. Squabble)

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Slagging off

Criticizing in an insulting way (very informal)

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Whine

Complain in an annoying (informal / -)

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Chatting away

Suggests light, non-serious talk; note how away is used to emphasize continuous/extended talj

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Gossip

Talk about people, rumors

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Winding him up

Teasing, fooling him ( informal)

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Buttering me up

Saying nice things because she wanted something from me [-]

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Exaggerate

Make something seem greater than it really is

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Make general statements about something

Generalize

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Lisp

Difficulty in making an 's' sound and making a 'th' sound instead

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Stammer

Speak with abnormal pauses and repetitions

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Stuttered

Repeat sounds at the beginning of words

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Slurring

His words had a slow, lazy sound; difficult to understand

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Get tongue-tied

Cannot say what I want to say because of nerves, i.e. Emotional rather than physical problem affecting speech