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eloquent
marked by forceful and fluent expression
laconic
concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
preamble
an introductory statement
somnolent
inclined to sleep
taciturn
temperamentally disinclined to talk
colloquial
of or relating to conversation
garrulous
given to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity : pointlessly or annoyingly talkative
verbose
containing more words than necessary
soporific
causing or tending to cause sleep
banal
lacking originality, freshness, or novelty
laconia
geographical name
verbiage
manner of expressing oneself in words
reticent
inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech
inarticulate
incapable of giving coherent, clear, or effective expression to one's ideas or feelings
magnum opus
the greatest achievement of an artist or writer
cogent
having power to compel or constrain
evolve
evolve social, political, and literary philosophies --
avuncular
of or relating to an uncle
vociferous
marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry
soliloquy
the act of talking to oneself
tacit
expressed or carried on without words or speech
ventriloquism
the production of the voice in such a way that the sound seems to come from a source other than the vocal organs of the speaker
loquacious
given to fluent or excessive talk
circumlocution
the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea
voluble
characterized by ready or rapid speech