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15 terms

SAT Vocab Lesson 2

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Bombastic
adj. Using language in a pompous, showy way; speaking to impress others.
Circumlocution
n . Speaking in circles: round-about speech.
Colloquial
adj. Pertaining to common everyday speech; conversational.
Diffuse
adj. Spread out, not concise; wordy.
Digress
v. To wander off from the subject or topic spoken about.
Eloquence
n. Artful ease with speaking; speech that can influence people's feelings.
Garrulous
adj. Talkative; loquacious
Grandiloquent
adj. Using big and fancy words when speaking for the purpose of impressing others.
Loquacious
adj. very talkative; liking to talk; garrulous
Prattle
v. To speak on and on in a senseless and silly manner; to talk foolishly.
Ramble
v. To talk on and on pointlessly, without a clear direction.
Rant
v. To talk very loudly, even wildly; rave.
Rhetorical
adj. Relating to speech that is used to persuade or have some effect; insincere in expression.
Verbose
adj. Using too many words; wordy; long-winded.
Voluble
adj. Talking a great deal with ease; glib.