Vocabulary 7

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taciturn

abnormal disinclination to conversation; having permanent,habitual, and temperamental disinclination to talk

tacit

silent; unspoken, unsaid, not verbalized

reticent

disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved; reluctant or restrained

laconic

pithy, concise, economical in the use of words almost to the point of curtness

articulate

adj. - joining words together quite easily, being verbal, vocal, possibly even voluble
v. - to join (words), i.e., to express vocal sounds

inarticulate

having trouble joining words together coherently

garrulous

talking constantly, and usually aimlessly and meaninglessly, about trifles

banal

completely lacking in originality and imagination, with speech patterns full of cliches and stereotypes

verb

the important word in a sentence

verbal

referring to a verb, or to words in general; oral or spoken, rather than written; or able to put feelings or thoughts into words

verbatim

word-for-word

verbiage

an excess of words; or a style or manner of using words

verbose

smothering ideas with excess words, with such an overabundance of words that the listener either drops into a state or helpless confusion or falls asleep

revolve

roll again, or keep turning round

revolution

one such complete rolling; or, by logical extension, a radical change of any sort

revolutionary

brings a radical change

involve

etymologically "roll in"; envelop, surround; take in, include

evolve

etymologically "roll out" (of a book); unfold, open out, expand; progress; gradually develop

voluble

rapid, fluent, articulate

cogent

driving, forceful

vociferous

carrying a lot of voice, i.e., vehement, loud, noisy, clamorous, shouting

somniferous

carrying, bearing, or bring sleep

insomnia

abnormal inability to fall asleep when sleep is required or desired

insomniac

the unfortunate victim of insomnia

somnolent

sleepy, drowsy

somnambulism

walking in one's sleep

ambulatory

well enough to get out of bed and walk around

perambulate

to stroll around

perambulator

a baby carriage, a vehicle for walking an infant through the streets

amble

to walk aimlessly

ambulance

vehicle for conveying wounded from field

preamble

an introduction or introductory statement

soporific

putting the audience to sleep

loquacious

talkative; liking to talk

soliloquy

a speech to oneself

soliloquist

one who speaks a soliloquy, usually on stage

ventriloquist

one who can throw his voice

ventriloquism

etymologically, the art of "speaking from the belly"

ventral

front or anterior side; belly side (of an animal)

ventricle

a hollow organ or cavity, or, logically enough, belly, as one of the chambers of the heart, or one of the chambers of the brain

auricle

the projecting outer portion of the ear, or the ear-shaped appendage projecting from each atrium of the heart

vehicular

referring to a vehicle

circular

referring to a circle

clavicular

referring to a clavicle (collarbone)

vesicular

referring to a vesicle (membranous, fluid-filled pouch in organisms, as a cyst, vacuole, or cell)

testicular

referring to a testicle

avuncular

referring to an uncle

dorsal

reverse or back side

endorse

sign on the back side; express your approval or support

circumlocution

expressing an idea in a roundabout or indirect way

eloquent

forceful, fluent; showing artistic expression, strong emotional appeal, the skillful use of language to move and arouse a listener noun

colloquial

language more informal and less rigidly grammatical than what you might expect in writing or in public addresses; informal, and suitable to everyday conversation

magniloquent

trying to impress by using more words than a simple idea needs

grandiloquent

synonym of magniloquent

magnanimous

big-hearted, generous, forgiving

magnate

a person of great power or influence, a big wheel, as a business magnate

magnify

to make larger, or make seem larger; esteem greatly, extol

magnificent

making a splendid appearance or show; of exceptional beauty, size, etc.; extraordinarily fine, superb; noble, sublime

magnitude

size, extent, dimensions, amount; greatness of important or consequence; moral greatness

magnum

(as of champagne or wine) a large bottle, generally two fifths of a gallon

magnum opus

etymologically a "big work"; actually, the greatest work, or masterpiece, of an artist, writer or composer

opus

a literary work or composition; a musical composition, usually numbered in order of publication by the composer

operate

to manage or use; to cause to work

cooperate

to work or act together

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