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Word of the Month ~ Verbiage April 2, 2009

Filed under: Palabra del Mes — profesoraingles @ 8:54 pm
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verbiage |ˈvərbē-ij|
noun
speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical expressions.
ORIGIN early 18th cent.: from French, from obsolete verbeier ‘to chatter,’ from verbe ‘word’ (see verb ).

Thesaurus
verbiage
noun
Professor Chin’s verbiage is tiresome verbosity, wordiness, prolixity, long-windedness, loquacity, rigmarole, circumlocution, superfluity, periphrasis.

 

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