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SAT Vocab

Lesson 3

Eloquent well spoken (e- out + loqu talk)
Loquacious very talkative (loqu- talk + -ious full of)
Circumlocution evasive speech; talking around the subject (circum- around +loqu talk)
Colloquial conversational; using everyday language (co- together + loqu talk)
Grandiloquent speaking in a pompous manner (grand- great + loqu talk + -ent adjective)
Elocution expressive delivery of public speech (e- out + loqu talk + -tion noun)
Garrulous talkative
Pontificate to speak pompously (pontifex high priest)
Verbose wordy (verb- word + -ose full of)
Verbatim word for word (verb- word)
Ineffable unable to be expressed in words (in- not + effari utter)
Tangential only superficially relevant; off-topic
Tout to promote or praise energetically
Anecdote a short and often humorous story
Discursive straying from the topic (dis- away + curs course)
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