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Archaic

- outdated
- referring to a more primitive time

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Cant

Hypocritical statement

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Ineffable

Too great for words

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Invective

Verbal abuse

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Malapropism

Act/habit of misusing words ridiculously

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Neologism

The creation or use of new words

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Parse

Analyze in terms of a thing's constituent parts

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Phenomenology

Study of subject and objects of a person's experience

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Polygot

Speaker of many languages

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Prolix

Wordy; prolonged

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Solecism

Misuse, blunder

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Soliloquy

Apostrophe; speech by one

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Sophistry

Deception

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Specious

Attractively misleading

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Verbiage

Repetition, wordiness

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Cumbersome

- large, heavy, and difficult to use
- slow, complicated, and inefficient

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Emanate

Originate from; produced by

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Bereft

Archaic

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Concomitant

A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something