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Wednesday, May 08, 2002

vociferous

\voh-SIF-uhr-uhs\ , adjective;
1.
Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.
Quotes:
Claudio has work to do and I have a vociferous son demanding a story.
-- Ariel Dorfman, Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey
The local heroes received meals, heard speeches, were presented with flags, and were accompanied to railroad stations by vociferous crowds.
-- Jeffry D. Wert, A Brotherhood of Valor
Origin:
Vociferous derives from Latin vociferari, "to shout, to cry out" from vox, "voice" + ferre, "to carry."
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