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Eloquent (a)
well spoken
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Loqu-
E-
She was eloquent an eloquent spokesperson at the seminar.
Loquacious (a)
very talkative
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Loqu-
I had never met her and she was comfortable and loquaious with me.
Circumlocution (n)
unclear speech/talking around the subject
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Locu-
Circum-
The president had circumlocution when speaking about a subject he knew little about.
Colloquial (a)
conversational; using everyday language
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Loqu-
Suprisingly, my teacher was colloquial, similar to a student.
Grandiloquent (a)
speaking in a pompous or proud manner
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Loqu-
His speech was proud and grandiloquent; and he seemed like he knew exactly what he was talking about.
Elocution (n)
an expressive delivery of speech
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Locu-
She had elocution when she persuaded the audience to donate money.
Garrulous (a)
talkative
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The group of girls were garrulous about the older boys.
Pontificate (v)
to speak poumpously
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She pontificated during her speech after she won the award.
Verbose (a)
wordy
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The speech was too verbose to pay attention to.
Verbatim (a)
word for word
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The cop gave us a verbatim speech after we caused trouble.
Soliloquy (n)
a speech to one's self
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Loqu-
Shakespeare's text was a soliloquy of Romeo and Juliet.
Anecdote (n)
a short and often humorous story
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The anecdote was catchy and made me laugh.
Discursive (a)
straying from the topic
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Her persuasive essay was too discursive and didn't convice me.
Benefactor (n)
one who supports or helps another
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Bene-
My teacher was a benefactor to the situation going on in Uganda.
Benign (a)
harmless
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Ben-
The raccoon was benign although everyone believed it had rabies.
Benevolent (a)
kind and considerate
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Bene-
She was benevolent to the new students.
Benediction (n)
an expression of good wishes
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Bene-
Vole-
She gave them a benediction of happiness and love.
Euphemism (n)
the substitution of an inoffensive term for an offensive one
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Eu-
A good journalist avoids the euphemism of war.
Eulogy (n)
a praising tribute
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Eu-
There was a eulogy for the death of my uncle.
Ingratiate (v)
to put oneself in good favor with another
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When going to a new school, you should always ingratiate yourself with the new students.
Beneficiary (n)
one who recieves benefits
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Bene-
The leader of the club was a beneficiary.
Gratuity (n)
a small payment of gratitude
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Grat-
We gave the waiter a large gratuity becuause he was very helpful.
Gratis (a)
free of charge
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Grat-
The gratis mints were complimentary.
Gratify (v)
to please
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Grat-
I gratified my teacher in order to get on her good side.
Euphoria (n)
a feeling of extreme happiness
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Eu-
I was in a euphoria while vacationing in Bermuda.
Euphonious (n)
sweet sounding
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Eu-
The church choir was euphonious.