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1

bombastic

adj. using language in a pompous, showy way; speaking to impress others
A: humble speech

2

circumlocution

n. speaking in circles; roundabout speech (verbal evaision)
A: straightforwardness

3

diffuse

adj. spread out, not concise; wordy
A: concentrated

4

digress

v. to wander off from the subject or topic spoken about.
A: direct

5

harangue

n. long complaining speech.
A: panagyrics

6

loquacious

adj. very talkative; liking to talk; garrulous
A: reticent

7

obtuse

adj. difficulty to understand, or unable to understand; stupid
A: bright/smart

8

prattle

v. to speak on and on in a senseless and silly manner; to talk foolishly
A: pithily

9

rhetoric

n. skill in using language effectively and persuasively; language that is elaborate, pretentious or insincere.
A: candor

10

voluble

adj. talking a great deal with ease; glib.
A: reserved