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Word Power Chapter 006

Talking about Talking: Words about Words
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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