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Cogent
Irresistable logical reasoning and intellectual keenness; convincing
Reticent
Prefers to keep silent
Ventriloquism
The art of "speaking from the belly"
Verbose
A person who smothers their ideas with excess words
Magnum Opus
The greatest work or masterpiece
Circumlocution
Method of talking indirectly or in a roundabout way
Soliloquy
A speech to one's self (usually in a play)
Tacit
Unspoken, unsaid, not verbalized
Eloquent
Vividly expressive, forceful, or persuasive in language (thought of in an artistic way)
Loquacious
People who love to talk and do it a lot
Somnolent
Drowsy
Voluble
Fluent and easy in speech; rolls off the tongue
Inarticulate
Trouble joining words together coherently
Taciturn
Habitually untalkative
Avuncular
Exhibits traits like kindly, permissive, indulgent, and protective (originally thought of as traits of an uncle)
Laconic
Use of a small amount of words to say something big; concise
Vociferous
Loud; noisy; clamorous
Banal
Commonplace and dull
Colloquial
Informal, everyday conversation
Verbiage
An excess of words; style or manner of using words
Soporific
Style of delivery which puts people to sleep
Preamble
Preliminary; Introduction
Garrulous
To talk constantly, usually aimlessly and meaninglessly
Evolve
Gradually develop