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circumlocution

the use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language

cogent

logical and convincing; appealing to reason

discourse

formal speech or writing; to speak or write formally and at length

falter

to hesitate or stammer in speech; to move or function in an unsteady way

literate

able to read and write; knowledgeable; educated

prattle

to talk foolishly; to chatter; foolish or annoying talk

raconteur

a person who tells stories and relates incidents with skill and wit

sophistry

clever arguments that are misleading or incorrect

utterance

something that is said

verbose

using or containing too many words; excessively wordy

appraisal

evaluation or estimation of worth

base

low or inferior in position or quality

candid

frank; honest; expressing one's honest opinion; not posed or rehearsed

criterion

a standard of judgment

dexterity

skill and grace in physical movement; cleverness

legitimate

lawful; proper and acceptable; genuine

mediocre

moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary

meritorious

worthy; deserving of praise

truism

a statement of self-evident truth; a saying that, while true, has been overused

validate

to establish or confirm the truth or legality of something

idiosyncrasy

an unusual habit of one particular person

innocuous

harmless; not likely to offend anyone

obtrusive

unpleasantly noticeable; bold; thrusting out

orthodox

doing and believing what is commonly accepted or customary; following established faiths and beliefs

prevalent

widely or commonly existing or practiced

prosaic

dull; ordinary; lacking in imagination and spirit

quaint

charmingly odd, especially in an old-fashioned way

rarity

something that is very infrequent or scarce

singular

being the only one of a kind; unique; being beyond what is ordinary or usual; remarkable

trite

overused and therefore lacking in interest

acme

the highest point of achievement

adept

very skillful

aptitude

natural ability; quickness in understanding or intelligence

astute

having shrewd judgment; observant, clever, and cunning

finesse

to achieve a goal or handle a situation with subtle skill; skillful handling of a situation

painstaking

marked by or requiring great care; demanding extended or extreme effort or diligence

precocious

showing unusually early development or maturity

prodigy

a person, often young, with exceptional talents or powers

resourceful

effective and imaginative in solving problems; practical

virtuoso

a very skilled musician or other type of artist; an expert or master artist

devious

meant to trick; not straightforward; shifty

duplicity

deliberate deception in behavior or speech

fictitious

false or fake; adopted or assumed in order to deceive; imaginary, unreal, or relating to fiction

guile

sly intelligence; craftiness with the intention to deceive

gullible

easily deceived or fooled

hypocritical

giving a false appearance; saying one thing, but doing another

masquerade

to disguise oneself; to put on a false or deceptive appearance; a scheme or charade

overt

open and observable; not hidden or secret

reputable

having a good reputation; well thought of; honorable or trustworthy

veracity

truthfulness or accuracy; conformity to fact or truth

broach

to bring up a subject for discussion

convene

to assemble formally; to come together officially

debut

to make a first public appearance; a first public appearance

embark

to board a plane or ship; to start a major effort or to start out on an adventure

generate

to create; to bring into being

incipient

beginning to exist or appear

initiative

a beginning or an introductory step; an opening move; the ability or wish to start something

innovation

something newly introduced or created

novice

beginner

overture

a piece of music intended to introduce a longer work; an act or offer showing readiness to form a relationship or to negotiate

mit, miss

send

mob, mot, mov

move

mor, mort

mortal, death

multi

many, much

ortho

straight, correct

pater, patr

father

pedo

child

plu, plur, plus

more

pop

people

port

carry

prim, prime

first

punct

point, dot

salv, salu

safe, healthy

scope

see, watch

scrib, scrip

write

serv

save, serve

simil, simul

like, resembling

sphere

ball, sphere

ex, e, ec, ef

out

extra, extro

beyond, outside

il, ir, in, im

not

inter

between

intra

within

intro

into, inward

mal

badly, poorly

mis

incorrect, bad

bi

both, double

by

side, close, near

co, con, col, com

together, with

de

from, down

di

two, twice

dia

through, between

dis, dif

apart, away, reverse

dys

badly, ill

em, en

in, into

vid, vis

see

viv, vita, vivi

alive, life

vor

eat greedily

a, an

not, without

anti, ant

against

be

on, away

bene, bon

well

spir

breath

string, strict

draw tight

stru, struct

build

tox

poison

tract, tra

draw, pull

turbo

disturb

ver, very

true

vert, vers

turn

port

carry

prim, prime

first

punct

point, dot

salv, salu

safe, healthy

scope

see, watch

scrib, scrip

write

serv

save, serve

simil, simul

like, resembling

sphere

ball, sphere

mit, miss

send

mob, mot, mov

move

mor, mort

mortal, death

multi

many, much

ortho

straight, correct

pater, patr

father

pedo

child

plu, plur, plus

more

pop

people

luc, lum, lus, lun

light

magn

great

mand

command

mania

madness

mar, mari, mer

sea, pool

matr

mother

meter

measure

micro

small

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