(adj) very familiar with, usually as a result of lengthy experience and study; well-acquainted
(adj) brief, esp. to the point of rudeness:terse or brisque: blunt
(v) to discuss opposing reasons; to argue; to take part in a formal discussion or a contest in which opposing sides of a question are argued; discussion or consideration of opposing reasons; argument about or deliberation on a question
(n) a talking together; conversation; interchange and discussion of ideas,esp. when open and frank, as in mutual understanding or harmony; a literary work in the form of a conversation on a single topic; the passages of talk in a play,story,etc.; to hold a conversation; to express in dialoque.
(v) to turn aside; esp. to depart temporarily from the main subjectin talking or writing; to ramble.
(v) to give up or renounce any claim to or connection with; to refuse to acknowledge or admit; to repudiate; to make a disclaimer
(v) to turn (a person) aside (from a course) by persuasion or advice
(n) a bitter, long-continued, and deadly quarrel,esp. between clans or families; land held from a feudal lord in return for service; to carry a feud ; quarrel
(adj) outspoken; frank; direct; straightforward
(v) to break into or in upon ( a discussion, train of thought) to break in upon ( a person) who is speaking, working, etc.: to stop or hinder; to make a break in the continuity of; to cut off; to obstruct.
(v) to be in an intermediate postion or location; to bes an intermediary or conciliator between persons or sides; to settle by mediation
(n) a rewording of the meaning expressed in something spoken or written; a free reworking of a musical text or composition; to compose or express in paraphrase
(v) to evade the truth of the point in discussion by hedging; to hedge; to nit-pick; to equivocate; evasion of the main point as by emphasizing some petty detail; petty objection or criticism
(v) to turn (an insult; epithet, deed,etc.) back upon the person from whom it came; to answer(an argument) in kind; to say in reply or response; a quick, sharp, or witty reply,esp. one that turns the words of the previous speaker back on the speaker; the act or practice of making such reply
(adj) using or containing too many words; wordy; long-winded