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Friday, December 7, 2007

XX:WORDS, WORDS, AND WORDS

ELOQUENT comes from the root LOQUE which imply SPEAKing. LOQUE also appears in LOQUACIOUS which means to be very TALKATIVE, CHATTY. VOLUBLE is another synonym. GARRULOUS also mean highly talkative. When we are talkative we become WORDY, VERBOSE, PROLIX; we become REDUNDANT or SUPERFLUOUS(overflowing with excess and uneconomical). So, the following are all similar in meaning:
WORDY
VERBOSE
PROLIX
VOLUBLE
GARRULOUS
LOQUACIOUS
REDUNDANT
SUPERFLUOUS
When we are LOQUACIOUS we speak too much, just as when we are PROFLIGATE(extravagant) we spend too much. Hence,
SPEAK: LOQUACIOUS
SPEND: PROFLIGATE
When we're GARRULOUS we're unpleasantly talkative, just as when we are CLOYING we're unpleasantly sweet. Hence,
TALKATIVE: GARRULOUS
SWEET: CLOYING

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