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CLAMO
(L) to cry out, to shout
acclamation
n. 1. applause; enthusiastic

2. an oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval
clamor
n. a loud outcry, especially in protest

v. to insist or exclaim
declaim
v. to speak loudly or passionately
FORUM
(L) forum, a place out of doors
forensic
adj. referring to legal proceedings or formal debate or rehitoric

n. the study or practice of formal debate
forum
n. 1. the central square or marketplace of a Roman city

2. a public meeting or any situation for open discussion
LINGUA
(L) speech, tongue, language
lingo
n. unfamiliar language; a dialect or special jargon
lingua franca
n. a language used by people who do not speak a common tongue; usually combines aspects of different languages; also called pidgin
linguist
n. 1. a person who speaks several languages; a polyglot

2. a person who studies linguistics, the structure
LOQUOR
(L) to speak
circumlocution
n. 1. the use of many words when a few would do

2. evasive talk; roundabout expression
colloquium
n. a meeting for discussion, especially in an academic setting
locution
n. a word or expression; phraseology
loquacious
adj. very talkative
VERBUM
(L) word
proverbial
adj. 1. of or like a wise or witty folksaying

2. well-known; notorious; frequently spoken of
verbatim
adj. word for word; exactly in the same words
verbose
adj. wordy; using excessive words