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Monday, October 26, 2009

loquacious

\loh-KWAY-shuhs\ , adjective;
1.
Very talkative.
2.
Full of excessive talk; wordy.
Quotes:
The meeting went on for hours, accommodating loquacious bores who were each allowed their say.
-- Andrew Sullivan, "Gay Life, Gay Death", The New Republic, December 17, 1990
In drawing a sharp contrast with the loquacious Ginsburg, her new lawyers appeared for just a few moments and said virtually nothing to reporters before retreating into the building.
-- Peter Baker, "Lewinsky Replaces Ginsburg", Washington Post, June 3, 1998
Blatant symbolism combines with outrageous humor. This ad campaign has continuity, for the preceding ad featured the loquacious bottle talking to a tomato.
-- Philip B. Meggs, Meggs' History of Graphic Design
Origin:
Loquacious comes from Latin loquax, "talkative," from loqui, "to speak."
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