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Lesson 2 speaking

SAT Hot Words

circumlocution n. speaking in circles; roundabout speech (adj: circumlocutory)
colloquial adj. pertaining to common everyday speech; conversational
diffuse adj. spread out, not concise; wordy
digress vb. to wander off from the subject or topic spoken about
eloquence n. artful ease with speaking; speech that can impact people’s feelings (adj: eloquent)
garrulous adj. talkative; loquacious
grandiloquent adj. using big and fancy words when speaking for the purpose of impressing others (n: grandiloquence)
loquacious adj. very talkative; liking to talk; garrulous (n: loquaciousness)
prattle vb. to speak on and on in a senseless and silly manner; to talk foolishly
rant vb. to talk very loudly, even wildly
rhetorical adj. relating to speech that is used to persuade or have some effect; insincere in expression (n: rhetoric)
verbose adj. using too many words; wordy; long-winded (n: verbosity)
voluble adj. talking a great deal with ease; glib (n: volubility)
Created by: MrsMloBTHS