Word Power Chapter 006

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Talking about Talking: Words about Words

laconic

adj.-brief and to the point (speaking like a Spartan)

taciturn

adj.-habitually reserved and uncommunicative

lapidary

adj.-of or relating to precious stones or the art of working with them; also said of words

pithy

adj.-concise and full of meaning

succinct

adj.-briefly giving the gist of something, derived from "belted"

terse

adj.-brief and to the point, derived from "cleansed"

garrulous

adj.-full of trivial conversation

prattle

v.-to speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

prattle

n.-idle or foolish and irrelevant talk

glib

adj.-wordy, having only superficial plausibility

prolix

adj.-tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length

maunder

v.i.-wander aimlessly in speech

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