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argot
the jargon or slang of a particular group or class
prolix
overly wordy, verbose
revue
any entertainment featuring skits, dances, and songs
foibles
a minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect
solecism
solecism - noun a socially awkward or tactless act
addression
The act of addressing or directing one's course (obs.)
caquetoire
a narrow, upright armchair of 16th-century France, having widely splayed arms and a very narrow back
thanatopsis
a written contemplation of death, often in the form of a poem
perdition
damnation; complete ruin; hell
cantrip
a magic spell; trick by sorcery
periphrastic
(of speech or writing) indirect and circumlocutory
euphuism
an ornate style of speaking or writing
socratic-irony
pretended ignorance in discussion
mythopoeia
of or pertaining to the making of myths; causing, producing, or giving rise to myths
heuristic
serving to indicate or point out; stimulating interest as a means of furthering investigation.
aesopian
conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like.
hyperbolic
using hyperbole; exaggerating.
equivoke
an ambiguous expression
adage
wise saying; proverb
protean
readily taking on various shapes, forms or meanings
aphorisms
- noun a short pithy instructive saying
abecedarian
pertaining to the alphabet; also, rudimentary; also, a beginner.
phatic utterances
Small talk - utterances that mean little but serve a social purpose.
bombastic
pompous in speech and manner
apotheosis
deification glorification to godliness
apothegm
a short, witty, and instructive saying.
Contumely
Insolent or insulting language or treatment
abstruse
difficult to understand; obscure
harangue
a pompous speech, fulmination, diatribe
paean
song of praise or triumph
litany
any tiresome story or complaint that is frequently repeated
aver
to assert or declare
replication
reply
misnomer
a misapplied or inappropriate name or designation, an error in naming a person or thing
cognate
having a common origin
Expatiate
to speak or write at length, wander
sesquipedalian
(of words) long; having many syllables.
verbose
wordy.
recondite
little known, esoteric