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(of a word, statement, or argument) charged with emotional or associative significance that hinders rational or unprejudiced consideration of the terms involved in a discourse.
a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time:
characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing; informal.
the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning:
overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching., Adjective that describes the word, phrases, or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish
(of writing, speech, etc.) strikingly graphic or vivid; creating detailed mental images:
(of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth
(of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
pertaining to the art or skill involved in all kinds of work, science, sports, or business professions
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