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Bombastic
marked by or given to bombast : POMPOUS, OVERBLOWN
Circumlocution
the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea
Colloquial
of or relating to conversation : CONVERSATIONAL

used in or characteristic of familiar and informal conversation
Diffuse
being at once verbose and ill-organized

not concentrated or localized
synonym WORDY
Digress
: to turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument
synonym SWERVE
Discourse
verbal interchange of ideas; especially : CONVERSATION

Formal and orderly and usually extended expression of thought on a subject
Eloquence
discourse marked by force and persuasiveness

The quality of forceful or persuasive expressiveness
Garrulous
Given to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity : pointlessly or annoyingly talkative

WORDY 1 <garrulous speeches>
synonym TALKATIVE
Grandiloquent
lofty, extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style
Prattle
to utter or make meaningless sounds suggestive of the chatter of children : BABBLE
Ramble
to move aimlessly from place to place

synonym see WANDER
Rant
1. to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

2. to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion
Rhetorical
given to rhetoric : GRANDILOQUENT

VERBAL
Verbose
containing more words than necessary : WORDY
Voluble
characterized by ready or rapid speech : GLIB, FLUENT

Synonym: TALKATIVE
Drivel
To talk stupidly and carelessly
Suave
smooth in texture, performance, or style, sophisticated.
Chatter
to utter rapid short sounds suggestive of language but inarticulate
Mirthful
gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter
Rave
1. to talk irrationally in or as if in delirium

2. speak out wildly

3. to talk with extreme enthusiasm
Veer
change in course or direction
Prune
to reduce especially by eliminating superfluous matter
Jovial
being jolly. happy
Uncanny
suggesting superhuman or supernatural powers – extraordinary
Inane
lacking significance, meaning, or point.
Kinesthetic
sense mediated by receptors located in muscles.Related to motion.
Audacious
bold, adventurous,
Delineate
– in drawing, describe in details.
Oration
speech, Orator – speaker
Leper
Leprosy
Jingoism
Nationalist or Chauvinist