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Argot

The specialized vocabulary and idioms of those in the same work or way of life, especially of the underworld

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Aspersions

Act of defaming; a damaging or disparaging remark; a sprinkling of water, as in baptizing

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Badinage

Playful, teasing talk; banter

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Bombast

A soft material used for padding; talk or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning; pompous language

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Braggadocio

Braggart; pretentiousness; vain, noisy, or bragging swaggering manner

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Censure

Strong disapproval; a judgement or resolution condemning a person for misconduct

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Countermand

To cancel or revoke a command; to call back by a contrary order

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Gainsay

To deny; to speak or act against; contradiction; denial

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Gobbledegook

Wordy and generally unintelligible jargon; specialized language of a group that is usually wordy and complicated and often incomprehensible to an outsider; a meaningless jumble of words

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Guttural

Of the throat; harsh, rasping sound

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Harangue

A long, blustering, noisy, or scolding speech; tirade

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Jargon

A language or dialect unknown to one so that it seems incomprehensible; a mix or hybrid language or dialect, especially pidgin; specialized idioms of those in the same work, profession; speech or writing full of long, unfamiliar, or roundabout words or phrases

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Mellifluous

Sounding sweet and smooth; honeyed

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Resonant

Echoing; reinforced and prolonged by reflection or by sympathetic vibrations of other bodies

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Sententious

Abounding in pithy aphorisms of maxims; terse; self-righteous