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McGraw Hill SAT Vocab Lesson 3
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She is an ELOQUENT spokeswoman for animal rights; she conveys her ideas with great ease and fluidity.
(e-out + loqu-talk)
That guy never stops talking; now I understand why they call him "LOQUACIOUS Larry"!
(loqu-talk + ious-full of)
The politician had perfected the art of CIRCUMLOCUTION; he knew exactly how to avoid answering direct questions.
evasive speech; talking around the subject
(circum-around + loqu-talk)
I like Professor Thompson because she is so COLLOQUIAL; yesterday she said my thesis idea was "really cool."
conversational; using everyday language
(co-together + loqu-talk)
His speech was pompous and GRANDILOQUENT; it seemed he was just trying to use as many big words as possible.
speaking in a pompous manner
(grand- great + loqu-talk + ent-adjective)
James is adept at ELOCUTION; his expressions and mannerisms add a new level of meaning to his words.
expressive delivery of public speech
(e-out + loqu-talk + tion-noun)
Karl is always ready to talk about any subject, no matter how trivial, but at parties he is even more GARRULOUS.
John loves to PONTIFICATE about his exceptional life and deeds.
to speak pompously; to show off
(pontifex- high priest)
Pastor Smith is so VERBOSE that his sermons last over an hour.
(verb-word + ose-full of)
I followed the recipe VERBATIM.
word for word
Try as he might to express his love in a poem, his feelings seemed INEFFABLE.
unable to be expressed in words
(in-not + effari-utter)
I tried to discuss my salary, but the boss kept veering off into TANGENTIAL topics.
only superficially relevant; off-topic
Actors tend to TOUT their most recent films as the best they have ever done.
to promote or praise energetically
My teacher loves to tell ANECDOTES to keep my class interested in discussions.
a short and often humorous story
Politicians usually give DISCURSIVE speeches to avoid certain issues.
straying from the topic
(dis-away + curs-course)
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