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Vocabulary 7 & 8
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adj. Easy to speak to; approachable; polite, friendly.
adj. 1. Beyond description; indescribable.
2. Not to be uttered; taboo.
adj. Domineering; autocratic, like a dictator.
n. 1. Choice of words in speech or writing.
2. A person's manner of uttering or pronouncing words.
n. A authorative expression of opinion.
n. A simple song.
n. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority.
tr. v. 1. (legal) To issue a formal charge of a crime.
2. To accuse.
tr. v. To write; to compose.
interdiction (interdict, interdictive, interdictor)
n. A prohibition; the act of forbidding.
n. 1. Control and authority, especially to interpret and exercise the law.
2. The specific area of someone's or something's control or authority.
malediction (Antonym: benediction)
n. A curse.
valediction (valedictorian, valedictory)
n. A bidding farewell; a leave-taking; a farewell speech.
n. An explanation of a difficult expression in a text.
n. A person who knows several languages well.
acclamation (acclaim, acclaimer)
n. 1. Applause; enthusiastic approval.
2. An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval.
n. 1. A loud outcry, especially in protest.
2. To insist or exclaim noisily.
declaim (declamation, declamatory)
tr. and intr. v. To speak loudly or passionately.
adj. Referring to legal proceedings of formal debate or rhetoric.
n. The study or practice of formal debate (used with a singular verb).
n. 1. The central square or marketplace of a Roman city. (When capitalized, _ refers specifically to the _ in ancient Rome.)
2. A public meeting or any situation for open discussion.
n. Unfamiliar language; a dialect or special jargon.
n. A language used by people who do not speak a common tongue; usually combines aspects of different languages.
n. 1. A person who speaks several languages; a polyglot.
2. A person who studies _, the structure of human speech.
n. 1. The use of many words when few would do.
2. Evasive talk; roundabout expression.
n. A meeting of discussion, especially in an academic setting.
n. A word or expression; phraseology.
loquacious (loquaciousness, loquacity)
adj. Very talkative.
adj. 1. Of or like a wise or witty folk saying.
2. Well-known; notorious, frequently spoken of.
adj. Word for word; in exactly the same words.
adj. Wordy; using excessive words.
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