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(adj.- of speech) - pompous, high sounding language

He was old overblown self again, giving one high flying -bombastic- speech after another--- all noise and no substance.

(adj.- of speech) -- speaking in a dramatic and pompus way

If your request had been presented in a less overblown and -declaiming- manner, it probably would have been granted.

(adj. - of speech) - rambling or wandering manner of speaking

Jumping from one topic to another, his
-discursive- manner of speaking got everyone confused.

(garrel'-us like in "barrel'us")
(adj. - of speech) - talking too much

She's the most -garrulous- women on the planet. I rarely can get a word into any conversation.

(rhymes with "bib" and "crib")
(adj. - of speech) -- speaking in a smooth easy manner but showing little thought or sincerity

Her -glib- response to the question showed that she little understood the seriousness of the problem.

(adj. - of speech) -- using pompous, bombastic words

The grandiloquent speaker uses fifty-cent words when ten-cent words would do just as well, if not better.

(adj.- of speech) --of few words, terse

He is so -laconic- in his way with people, saying so little, that they often mistake what is on his mind

(adj.- of speech) -- very talkative; garrulous

He rarely shut up and, unlike some otherwise more pleasant garrulous people, he was nothing more than a rudely -loquacious- thief of everyone's valuble time.

(adj.- of speech) sweet and flowing sound; smooth and honeyed sound

When he was young, Frank Sinatra had a very -melliflous- singing voice which, when combined with his breath control, made him an absolute star.


[(n.) pith = center/core of something]
(adj. of speech) -- concise, terse, and full of meaning

The clear and -pithy- speech left no room for misinterpretation!

(pro- LIX')
(adj. of speech) - wordy; long-winded

She was always a -prolix- telephone user and it got worse when she got her cell-phone.

(rhymes with sail)
(adj. of speech) - to speak bitterly; to complain against somithing

He was back at the town meeting and again he was -railing- against any expansion of the old highway.

(adj. of speech) - extremely loud

Coach always gave the half-time speeches in such a -stentorian- manner that even the opposing team the other locker room could hear.

(adj. of speech) - clear and brief

The more -succinct- and unrambling your instructions, the less likely the foreign students will misinterprete them.

(adj. of speech) - not liking to talk; tendency to be very silent

She was such a -taciturn- student that few teachers ever got any hint as to how smart she really was.

(rhymes with "verse")
(adj. of speech) - brief, concise, succinct; free of superfluous words.

The commander's -terse- response to the warnings was: "So what!"

(adj. of speech)- wordy; long-winded

It's only May and I've already had to sit through three -verbose- graduation exercises.

(adj. of speech) - loud and vehement

She was angry and planned to complain -vociferously- about the low grade he got on his essay.

(adj. of speech) - talkative/fluent

She had two sons: one was rather taciturn and the other was, without a doubt, the most -voluble- young man in town.

(adj. of speech/sound) --- Marked by or composed of abrupt, disconnected parts or sounds

The strong wind was playing tricks with the sound of her voice causing the audience to hear only stangely incomplete stacatto-like portions of what she was saying.