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Somnolent
drowsy, sleepy
Soporific
inducing sleep, drowsy
Colloquial
characteristic of or appropriate to informal speech or writing
Avuncular
Of or like an uncle
Laconic
saying a little meaning a lot
Evolve
To develop or work out, achieve gradually.
Verbose
using more words than is necessary
Vociferous
noise, clamerous outcries
Voluble
marked by a ready flow of speach; fluent.
Circumlocution
The use of wordy and indirct language.
Reticent
Inclined to keep one's personal afffairs to oneself.
Tacit
Not spoken, implied or inferred.
Verbiage
#1 An excess of words for the purpose, wordiness.

#2 Wording; diction.
Loquacious
very talkative
Magnum Opus
The greatest single work of a writer, srtist or composer.
Inarticulate
wanting to say it but can't express it
Soliloquy
Acting or speaking to oneself.
Preamble
Preliminary statement to a formal document explaining it's purpose.
Cogent
Forcefully convincing.
Garrulous
Tiresomely talkative, rambling.
Taciturn
Person who does not like to speak or listen.
Banal
Completely ordinary and commonplace.
Ventriloquism
The art of preojecting one's voice so it seems to be coming from another source.
Eloquent
Marked by fluent persuasive discourse, vividly or movingly expressive. (persuasive speaking)