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gossipmonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    rumourmonger; gossiper; newsmonger; rumormonger; gossip.

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laudator

  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    extoller; lauder.

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rhetorician

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier.

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qualm

  • noun uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    scruple; misgiving.
  • noun a mild state of nausea
    squeamishness; queasiness.

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gossip

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gab.
  • noun a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
    comment; scuttlebutt.
    • the divorce caused much gossip

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dubiousness

  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    uncertainty; doubtfulness; doubt; dubiety; incertitude.
  • noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
    doubtfulness; doubt; question.
    • the dubiousness of his claim
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

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tub-thumper

  • noun a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker

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vulgarizer

  • noun someone who makes something vulgar
    vulgariser.
  • noun someone who makes attractive to the general public
    populariser; vulgariser; popularizer.

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inquirer

  • noun someone who asks a question
    questioner; enquirer; asker; querier.

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talking_head

  • noun a talker on television who talks directly into the cameras and whose upper body is all that is shown on the screen

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henry

  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
    H.
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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prattler

  • noun someone who speaks in a childish way

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waverer

  • noun one who hesitates (usually out of fear)
    hesitater; hesitator; vacillator.

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lisp

  • noun a speech defect that involves pronouncing `s' like voiceless `th' and `z' like voiced `th'
  • noun a flexible procedure-oriented programing language that manipulates symbols in the form of lists
    list-processing language.

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vulgariser

  • noun someone who makes something vulgar
    vulgarizer.
  • noun someone who makes attractive to the general public
    populariser; popularizer; vulgarizer.

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presenter

  • noun someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)
  • noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    sponsor.

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verbalisation

  • noun the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
    verbalization.
  • noun the activity of expressing something in words
    verbalization.

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blackout

  • noun a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
  • noun darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)
    brownout; dimout.

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lecturing

  • noun teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
    lecture.
  • verb deliver a lecture or talk
    lecture; talk.
    • She will talk at Rutgers next week
    • Did you ever lecture at Harvard?

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phoner

  • noun the person initiating a telephone call
    caller-up; caller; telephoner.
    • there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone

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gnarl

  • noun something twisted and tight and swollen
    knot.
    • their muscles stood out in knots
    • the old man's fists were two great gnarls
    • his stomach was in knots
  • verb twist into a state of deformity
    • The wind has gnarled this old tree

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negotiator

  • noun someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
    treater; negotiant.

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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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shillyshally

  • noun the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
    cunctation; procrastination.
  • verb be uncertain and vague

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twaddle

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber.

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conferee

  • noun a person on whom something is bestowed; the conferees were..."
    • six honorary were conferred
  • noun a member of a conference

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panegyrist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    eulogist.

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hesitation

  • noun indecision in speech or action
    vacillation; wavering.
  • noun a certain degree of unwillingness
    hesitancy; reluctance; disinclination; indisposition.
    • a reluctance to commit himself
    • his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition
    • after some hesitation he agreed

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poll_taker

  • noun someone who conducts surveys of public opinion
    headcounter; canvasser; pollster.
    • a pollster conducts public opinion polls
    • a headcounter counts heads

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witnesser

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    informant; witness.

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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prate

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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reporter

  • noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
    newsperson; newsman.

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misgiving

  • noun uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    scruple; qualm.
  • noun painful expectation
    apprehension.

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tittle-tattle

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; gossip; gab.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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chit-chat

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip; gab.
  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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wait

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; time lag.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    waiting.
    • the wait was an ordeal for him

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conversational

  • adjective satellite characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
    colloquial.
    • wrote her letters in a colloquial style
    • the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English

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remark

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark

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sender

  • noun someone who transmits a message
    transmitter.
    • return to sender
  • noun set used to broadcast radio or tv signals
    transmitter.

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cross-questioner

  • noun someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier)
    cross-examiner.

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chant

  • noun a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    cantillate; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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whine

  • noun a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
    whimper.
  • verb move with a whining sound
    • The bullets were whining past us

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confessor

  • noun a priest who hears confession and gives absolution
  • noun someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)

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blether

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; prate; idle talk.
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; blather; smatter; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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eulogist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    panegyrist.

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gossiper

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; rumourmonger; newsmonger; rumormonger; gossip.

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vociferator

  • noun a loud and vehement speaker (usually in protest)

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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speechmaker

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechifier; rhetorician.

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visit

  • noun the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
    • he dropped by for a visit
  • noun a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
    • he scheduled a visit to the dentist

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doubt

  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    uncertainty; dubiousness; doubtfulness; dubiety; incertitude.
  • noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
    doubtfulness; question; dubiousness.
    • the dubiousness of his claim
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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wavering

  • noun indecision in speech or action
    vacillation; hesitation.
  • noun the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
    fluctuation.
    • he kept a record of price fluctuations

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rumormonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; rumourmonger; gossiper; newsmonger; gossip.

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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hisser

  • noun someone who communicates disapproval by hissing

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blather

  • noun foolish gibberish
    blatherskite.
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; smatter; blether; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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cackle

  • noun the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
  • noun noisy talk
    yack; chatter; yak; yakety-yak.

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tester

  • noun someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
    quizzer; examiner.
  • noun a flat canopy (especially one over a four-poster bed)

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stutter

  • noun a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
    stammer.
  • verb speak haltingly
    falter; bumble; stammer.
    • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

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telephone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; phone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun transmitting speech at a distance
    telephony.

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phone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; telephone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    sound; speech sound.

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dead_air

  • noun an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound

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agent

  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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recount

  • noun an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; narrate.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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orator

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier; rhetorician.

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testifier

  • noun a person who testifies or gives a deposition
    deponent; deposer.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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lapse

  • noun a mistake resulting from inattention
    oversight.
  • noun a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters

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thump

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; clunk; thumping.
  • noun a heavy blow with the hand

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ejaculator

  • noun a man who ejaculates semen
  • noun a speaker who utters a sudden exclamation

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murmuring

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    muttering; mutter; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    grumbling; grumble; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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chit

  • noun a dismissive term for a girl who is immature or who lacks respect
    • she was incensed that this chit of a girl should dare to make a fool of her in front of the class
    • she's a saucy chit
  • noun the bill in a restaurant
    tab; check.
    • he asked the waiter for the check

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native

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; aboriginal; indigene; aborigine.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a person born in a particular place or country
    • he is a native of Brazil

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swearer

  • noun someone who uses profanity
  • noun someone who takes a solemn oath

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hesitate

  • verb pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
    waver; waffle.
    • Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures
  • verb interrupt temporarily an activity before continuing
    pause.
    • The speaker paused

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magpie

  • noun long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call
  • noun someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    scavenger; pack rat.

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delay

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    hold; postponement; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    holdup.

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query

  • noun an instance of questioning
    enquiry; inquiry; interrogation; question.
    • there was a question about my training
    • we made inquiries of all those who were present
  • verb pose a question
    question.

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mumbler

  • noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
    murmurer; mutterer.

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publiciser

  • noun someone who publicizes
    publicizer; publicist.

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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spouter

  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; chatterer; magpie; chatterbox; babbler.
  • noun an oil well that is spouting

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vocalization

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    utterance.

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waver

  • noun someone who communicates by waving
  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    falter; faltering; hesitation.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech

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elocutionist

  • noun a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery

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flutter

  • noun the act of moving back and forth
    flicker; waver.
  • noun abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

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speechifier

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; rhetorician.

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noun

  • noun a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
  • noun the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition

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spout

  • noun an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spirt; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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public_lecture

  • noun a speech that is open to the public
    lecture; talk.
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications

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telephoner

  • noun the person initiating a telephone call
    caller-up; phoner; caller.
    • there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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asseverator

  • noun someone who claims to speak the truth
    affirmer; avower; declarer; asserter.
    • a bold asserter
    • a declarer of his intentions
    • affirmers of traditional doctrine
    • an asseverator of strong convictions
    • an avower of his own great intelligence

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interlocutor

  • noun the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
    middleman.
  • noun a person who takes part in a conversation
    conversational partner.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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mentioner

  • noun a speaker who refers to something briefly or incidentally

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fissure

  • noun a long narrow depression in a surface
    crevice; chap; cranny; crack.
  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; crack.

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reluctance

  • noun (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
  • noun a certain degree of unwillingness
    hesitation; hesitancy; disinclination; indisposition.
    • a reluctance to commit himself
    • his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition
    • after some hesitation he agreed

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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speaker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims
  • noun electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
    loudspeaker; speaker unit; loudspeaker system; speaker system.

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oral_cavity

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; mouth; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy

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anecdotist

  • noun a person skilled in telling anecdotes
    raconteur.

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driveller

  • noun someone whose talk is trivial drivel
    jabberer.
  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    dribbler; drooler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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halt

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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mention

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    reference.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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backtalk

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    sass; back talk; sassing; lip; mouth.
    • don't give me any of your sass

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popularizer

  • noun someone who makes attractive to the general public
    populariser; vulgariser; vulgarizer.

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patrick_henry

  • noun a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)
    Henry.

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teller

  • noun an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
    vote counter.
  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
    Edward Teller.

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rhetoric

  • noun using language effectively to please or persuade
  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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marcus_tullius_cicero

  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Cicero; Tully.

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name

  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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twaddler

  • noun someone who twaddles; someone who writes or talks twaddle

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shouter

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; bawler; screamer; yeller; roarer; screecher.

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warner

  • noun someone who gives a warning to others
  • noun United States filmmaker who with his brothers founded the movie studio that produced the first talking picture (1881-1958)
    Charles Dudley Warner.

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interruption

  • noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    break; gap; disruption.
    • it was presented without commercial breaks
    • there was a gap in his account
  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    break.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt

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rest_period

  • noun a pause for relaxation
    respite; rest; relief.
    • people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

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mental

  • adjective involving the mind or an intellectual process
    • mental images of happy times
    • mental calculations
    • in a terrible mental state
    • mental suffering
    • free from mental defects
  • adjective of or relating to the mind
    • mental powers
    • mental development
    • mental hygiene

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waffle

  • noun pancake batter baked in a waffle iron
  • verb pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
    hesitate; waver.
    • Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures

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alliterator

  • noun a speaker or writer who makes use of alliteration

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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troll

  • noun (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
  • noun a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time
    round.
    • they enjoyed singing rounds

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announcer

  • noun someone who proclaims a message publicly
  • noun reads news, commercials on radio or television

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ejaculate

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; seminal fluid; seed; cum; come.
  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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inducer

  • noun an agent capable of activating specific genes
  • noun someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
    persuader.

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reader

  • noun a person who enjoys reading
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    subscriber.

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lecture

  • noun a speech that is open to the public
    talk; public lecture.
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  • noun a lengthy rebuke
    speech; talking to.
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to

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ranter

  • noun someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner
    raver.

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palaver

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; blandishment.
  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; empty talk; empty words; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

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cicero

  • noun a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em
  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Tully; Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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whiff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; puff of air.
  • noun a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

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chitchat

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip; gab.
  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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motormouth

  • noun someone who talks incessantly
    • I wish that motormouth would shut up

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murmur

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; mussitation.
  • noun a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
    murmur vowel.

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isocrates

  • noun Athenian rhetorician and orator (436-338 BC)

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conversational_partner

  • noun a person who takes part in a conversation
    interlocutor.

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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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conversation

  • noun the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

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stentor

  • noun a speaker with an unusually loud voice
  • noun the mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes

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murmurer

  • noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
    mumbler; mutterer.

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speech_defect

  • noun a disorder of oral speech
    speech disorder; defect of speech.

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rant

  • noun a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
    ranting; harangue.
  • noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing
    blah; fustian; bombast; claptrap.

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comforter

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    sympathizer; sympathiser.
  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    allayer; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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jabber

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    gabble; jabbering.
  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; mouth off.

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time_out

  • noun a pause from doing something (as work)
    break; recess; respite.
    • we took a 10-minute break
    • he took time out to recuperate

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oscillation

  • noun the process of oscillating between states
  • noun (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
    vibration.

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drawler

  • noun someone who speaks with a drawl

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vibrate

  • verb shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  • verb move or swing from side to side regularly
    oscillate.
    • the needle on the meter was oscillating

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dwell

  • verb think moodily or anxiously about something
    brood.
  • verb originate (in)
    lie in; consist; lie.
    • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

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cite

  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; mention; citation; credit; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases
  • verb make reference to
    name; bring up; advert; mention; refer.
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

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speaking

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speech production.
  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; oral presentation; public speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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bumble

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb walk unsteadily
    falter; stumble.
    • The drunk man stumbled about

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negotiant

  • noun someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
    negotiator; treater.

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doubtfulness

  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    uncertainty; dubiousness; doubt; dubiety; incertitude.
  • noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
    doubt; question; dubiousness.
    • the dubiousness of his claim
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

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oscillate

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    hover; vacillate; vibrate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move or swing from side to side regularly
    vibrate.
    • the needle on the meter was oscillating

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populariser

  • noun someone who makes attractive to the general public
    vulgariser; popularizer; vulgarizer.

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chatterer

  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; spouter; magpie; chatterbox; babbler.
  • noun passerine bird of New World tropics
    cotinga.

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sassing

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    sass; back talk; lip; mouth; backtalk.
    • don't give me any of your sass
  • verb answer back in an impudent or insolent manner;
    sass.
    • don't sass me!
    • The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning

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stammer

  • noun a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
    stutter.
  • verb speak haltingly
    falter; bumble; stutter.
    • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

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hesitating

  • adjective satellite lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
    hesitant.
  • verb pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
    hesitate; waver; waffle.
    • Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures

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letter_writer

  • noun someone who communicates by means of letters
    correspondent.

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verbalization

  • noun the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
    verbalisation.
  • noun the activity of expressing something in words
    verbalisation.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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roarer

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; bawler; screamer; yeller; shouter; screecher.

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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defect

  • noun an imperfection in a bodily system
    • visual defects
    • this device permits detection of defects in the lungs
  • noun a failing or deficiency
    shortcoming.
    • that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

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voicer

  • noun someone who regulates the tone of organ pipes
  • noun a speaker who voices an opinion

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talking

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talk.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk; speak.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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say

  • noun the chance to speak
    • let him have his say
  • verb express in words
    state; tell.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name

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lull

  • noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    letup.
    • there was never a letup in the noise
  • noun a period of calm weather
    quiet.
    • there was a lull in the storm

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dictate

  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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caller-up

  • noun the person initiating a telephone call
    phoner; caller; telephoner.
    • there were so many callers that he finally disconnected the telephone

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speech_production

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speaking.

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blunder

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    drop the ball; goof; boob; sin.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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cross-examiner

  • noun someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier)
    cross-questioner.

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note

  • noun a brief written record
    • he made a note of the appointment
  • noun a short personal letter
    line; billet; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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lip

  • noun either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
  • noun (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx

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jabberer

  • noun someone whose talk is trivial drivel
    driveller.

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lecturer

  • noun a public lecturer at certain universities
    lector; reader.
  • noun someone who lectures professionally

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begin

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • noun Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
    Menachem Begin.

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chatterbox

  • noun orchid growing along streams or ponds of western North America having leafy stems and 1 greenish-brown and pinkish flower in the axil of each upper leaf
    stream orchid; giant helleborine; Epipactis gigantea.
  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; chatterer; spouter; magpie; babbler.

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rumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumbling; grumble; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage

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hesitator

  • noun one who hesitates (usually out of fear)
    hesitater; waverer; vacillator.

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yawl

  • noun a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
  • noun a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
    dandy.

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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slothfulness

  • noun a disinclination to work or exert yourself
    sloth.

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siss

  • verb express or utter with a hiss
    sizz; sibilate; hiss.
  • noun a female person who has the same parents as another person
    sis; sister.
    • my sister married a musician

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affirmer

  • noun someone who claims to speak the truth
    asseverator; avower; declarer; asserter.
    • a bold asserter
    • a declarer of his intentions
    • affirmers of traditional doctrine
    • an asseverator of strong convictions
    • an avower of his own great intelligence

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attester

  • noun someone who affirms or vouches for the correctness or truth or genuineness of something
    attestant.

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mussitation

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; murmur.

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recess

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    deferral.
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; niche.

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schmoose

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; confabulation; chat; schmooze.
  • verb talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
    shmoose; shmooze; schmooze; jawbone.

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halftime

  • noun an intermission between the first and second half of a game

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flicker

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    glint; spark.
  • noun North American woodpecker

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vacillator

  • noun one who hesitates (usually out of fear)
    hesitater; waverer; hesitator.

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propagandist

  • noun a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government
  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by propaganda
    propagandistic.

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helen_keller

  • noun United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
    Helen Adams Keller; Keller.

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boggle

  • verb startle with amazement or fear
  • verb hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear

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babbler

  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; chatterer; spouter; magpie; chatterbox.
  • noun any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
    cackler.

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pause

  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    intermission; break; suspension; interruption.
  • noun temporary inactivity

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allegoriser

  • noun someone who communicates in allegories
    allegorizer.

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lauder

  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    extoller; laudator.
  • noun Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Harry Lauder; Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder.

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jaw

  • noun the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
  • noun the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

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writer

  • noun writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
    author.
  • noun a person who is able to write and has written something

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gulp

  • noun a large and hurried swallow
    draught; swig; draft.
    • he finished it at a single gulp
  • noun a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
    gulping.

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speech_disorder

  • noun a disorder of oral speech
    speech defect; defect of speech.

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rasp

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasping.
  • noun a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
    wood file.

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babble

  • noun gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
    lallation; babbling.
  • verb utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
    • The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention

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quizzer

  • noun someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
    examiner; tester.

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muttering

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; mutter; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; grumble; mutter; murmur.

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verbaliser

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; talker; utterer.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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gibber

  • noun unintelligible talking
    gibberish.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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stammerer

  • noun someone who speaks with involuntary pauses and repetitions
    stutterer.

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caesura

  • noun a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)
    • after an ominous caesura the preacher continued
  • noun a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line

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bay

  • noun an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    embayment.
  • noun the sound of a hound on the scent

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time_lag

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action

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querier

  • noun someone who asks a question
    questioner; enquirer; asker; inquirer.

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newsmonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; rumourmonger; gossiper; rumormonger; gossip.

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treater

  • noun someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)
    negotiator; negotiant.

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conversationist

  • noun someone skilled at conversation
    schmoozer; conversationalist.

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venter

  • noun a speaker who expresses or gives vent to a personal opinion or grievance
  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    stomach; abdomen; belly.

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freeze

  • noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    freezing.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    frost.

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back_talk

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    sass; sassing; lip; mouth; backtalk.
    • don't give me any of your sass

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declarer

  • noun the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps
    contractor.
  • noun someone who claims to speak the truth
    affirmer; asseverator; avower; asserter.
    • a bold asserter
    • a declarer of his intentions
    • affirmers of traditional doctrine
    • an asseverator of strong convictions
    • an avower of his own great intelligence

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bark

  • noun tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
  • noun a noise resembling the bark of a dog

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helen_adams_keller

  • noun United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
    Helen Keller; Keller.

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wail

  • noun a cry of sorrow and grief
    lamentation; plaint; lament.
    • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward
  • verb emit long loud cries
    roar; yawl; yaup; howl; ululate.
    • wail in self-pity
    • howl with sorrow

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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schmoozer

  • noun someone skilled at conversation
    conversationist; conversationalist.

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hiss

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; fizzle; sibilation.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; raspberry; bird; snort.

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drawl

  • noun a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
  • verb lengthen and slow down or draw out
    • drawl one's vowels

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linger_over

  • verb delay
    dwell on.

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grumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; rumbling; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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postponement

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun act of putting off to a future time
    deferment; deferral.

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rima_oris

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; mouth.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy

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raver

  • noun a participant in a rave dancing party
  • noun someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner
    ranter.

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rima

  • noun a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts

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screecher

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; bawler; screamer; yeller; roarer; shouter.

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signaler

  • noun someone who communicates by signals
    signaller.

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tub

  • noun a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
    bathing tub; bathtub; bath.
  • noun a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
    vat.

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deposer

  • noun a person who testifies or gives a deposition
    testifier; deponent.

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publicizer

  • noun someone who publicizes
    publicist; publiciser.

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hesitant

  • adjective satellite lacking decisiveness of character; unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
    hesitating.

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asker

  • noun someone who asks a question
    questioner; enquirer; querier; inquirer.

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sympathiser

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    comforter; sympathizer.
  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    sympathizer; well-wisher.

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tattle

  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; singing.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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demosthenes

  • noun Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)

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utterance

  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    vocalization.

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schmooze

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; schmoose; confabulation; chat.
  • verb talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
    shmoose; shmooze; schmoose; jawbone.

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sloth

  • noun a disinclination to work or exert yourself
    slothfulness.
  • noun any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
    tree sloth.

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; time period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
  • noun the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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asserter

  • noun someone who claims to speak the truth
    affirmer; asseverator; avower; declarer.
    • a bold asserter
    • a declarer of his intentions
    • affirmers of traditional doctrine
    • an asseverator of strong convictions
    • an avower of his own great intelligence

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rave

  • noun a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
    • raves are very popular in Berlin
  • noun an extravagantly enthusiastic review
    • he gave it a rave

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poll

  • noun an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    canvass; public opinion poll; opinion poll.
  • noun the top of the head
    crown; pate.

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mumble

  • noun a soft indistinct utterance
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; maunder; mutter.

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source

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; root; beginning; rootage.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
  • noun a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    • the reporter had two sources for the story

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faltering

  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    falter; hesitation; waver.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech
  • verb be unsure or weak
    falter; waver.
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering

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storyteller

  • noun someone who tells a story
    narrator; teller.
  • noun someone who tells lies
    fibber; fabricator.

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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dictator

  • noun a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
  • noun a ruler who is unconstrained by law
    potentate.

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mutterer

  • noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
    mumbler; murmurer.

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time-out

  • noun a brief suspension of play
    • each team has two time-outs left

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tittle

  • noun a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
    smidge; smidgeon; scintilla; iota; smidgin; shred; whit; smidgen.

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haranguer

  • noun a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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snivel

  • noun whining in a tearful manner
    sniveling.
  • noun the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
    snuffle; sniffle.

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suspension

  • noun a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    intermission; break; pause; interruption.

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chatter

  • noun noisy talk
    yack; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chattering.

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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rumourmonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; gossiper; newsmonger; rumormonger; gossip.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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fleet

  • noun group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
  • noun group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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bellower

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bawler; screamer; yeller; roarer; shouter; screecher.

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examiner

  • noun someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
    quizzer; tester.
  • noun an investigator who observes carefully
    inspector.
    • the examiner searched for clues

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headcounter

  • noun someone who conducts surveys of public opinion
    canvasser; poll taker; pollster.
    • a pollster conducts public opinion polls
    • a headcounter counts heads

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canvasser

  • noun a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
    solicitor.
  • noun someone who examines votes at an election
    scrutineer.

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partner

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    married person; spouse; mate; better half.
  • noun an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest
    collaborator; cooperator; pardner.
    • the musician and the librettist were collaborators
    • sexual partners

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edmund_burke

  • noun British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
    Burke.

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growl

  • noun the sound of growling (as made by animals)
    growling.
  • verb to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
    rumble; grumble.
    • he grumbled a rude response
    • Stones grumbled down the cliff

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sympathizer

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    comforter; sympathiser.
  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    well-wisher; sympathiser.

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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wirer

  • noun someone who sends a telegram
  • noun a worker who installs and repairs electric wiring
    wireman.

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swallow

  • noun a small amount of liquid food
    sup.
    • a sup of ale
  • noun the act of swallowing
    drink; deglutition.
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

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weave

  • noun pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
  • verb interlace by or as if by weaving
    interweave.

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correspondent

  • noun someone who communicates by means of letters
    letter writer.
  • noun a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media
    newspaperman; newswriter; pressman; newspaperwoman.

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utterer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

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gabble

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    jabber; jabbering.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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drone

  • noun stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
  • noun an unchanging intonation
    droning; monotone.

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relief

  • noun the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    assuagement; alleviation.
    • as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief
  • noun the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
    ease.
    • he enjoyed his relief from responsibility
    • getting it off his conscience gave him some ease

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allegorizer

  • noun someone who communicates in allegories
    allegoriser.

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howl

  • noun a long loud emotional utterance
    howling; ululation.
    • he gave a howl of pain
    • howls of laughter
    • their howling had no effect
  • noun the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf

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growler

  • noun a speaker whose voice sounds like a growl
  • noun a small iceberg or ice floe just large enough to be hazardous for shipping

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vent

  • noun a hole for the escape of gas or air
    blowhole; venthole; vent-hole.
  • noun external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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quoter

  • noun a communicator (speaker or writer) who uses quotations

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waffler

  • noun someone who speaks or writes in a vague and evasive manner

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rambler

  • noun a person who takes long walks in the country
  • noun a person whose speech or writing is not well organized

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blubber

  • noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
  • noun excess bodily weight
    avoirdupois; fat; fatness.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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pollster

  • noun someone who conducts surveys of public opinion
    headcounter; canvasser; poll taker.
    • a pollster conducts public opinion polls
    • a headcounter counts heads

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arrest

  • noun the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    taking into custody; apprehension; pinch; catch; collar.
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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shout

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
    • My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout

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falter

  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    faltering; hesitation; waver.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech
  • verb be unsure or weak
    waver.
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering

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public_speaker

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; speechmaker; speechifier; rhetorician.

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haw

  • noun a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
    hawthorn.
  • noun the nictitating membrane of a horse

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hover

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    vacillate; vibrate; oscillate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move to and fro
    linger.
    • The shy student lingered in the corner

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oral_fissure

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral cavity; mouth; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy

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read

  • noun something that is read
    • the article was a very good read
  • verb interpret something that is written or printed
    • read the advertisement
    • Have you read Salman Rushdie?

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transmitter

  • noun someone who transmits a message
    sender.
    • return to sender
  • noun any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
    vector.
    • mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever
    • fleas are vectors of the plague
    • aphids are transmitters of plant diseases
    • when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects

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dart

  • noun a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
  • noun a tapered tuck made in dressmaking

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snarl

  • noun a vicious angry growl
  • noun an angry vicious expression

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scruple

  • noun a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
  • noun uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    misgiving; qualm.

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disinclination

  • noun that toward which you are inclined to feel dislike
    • his disinclination for modesty is well known
  • noun a certain degree of unwillingness
    hesitation; hesitancy; reluctance; indisposition.
    • a reluctance to commit himself
    • his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition
    • after some hesitation he agreed

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broadcaster

  • noun someone who broadcasts on radio or television
  • noun a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions
    spreader.

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disorder

  • noun a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
    upset.
    • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
    • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time
  • noun a condition in which things are not in their expected places
    disorderliness.
    • the files are in complete disorder

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spring

  • noun the season of growth
    springtime.
    • the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring
    • he will hold office until the spring of next year
  • noun a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed
    • the spring was broken

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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call_up

  • noun an order to report for military duty
  • verb bring forward for consideration
    bring forward.
    • The case was called up in court

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thought-reader

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mind reader; mental telepathist; telepathist.
  • noun a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
    mind reader; telepathist.

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informant

  • noun a person who supplies information
    source.
  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; witness.

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burke

  • noun British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
    Edmund Burke.
  • noun United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)
    Calamity Jane; Martha Jane Burk; Burk; Martha Jane Burke.

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tully

  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Cicero; Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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cavity

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    pit.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun space that is surrounded by something
    enclosed space.

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vacillation

  • noun indecision in speech or action
    hesitation; wavering.
  • noun changing location by moving back and forth
    swinging; swing.

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slur

  • noun (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  • noun a disparaging remark
    aspersion.
    • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
    • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility

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respite

  • noun a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    reprieve.
  • noun a pause from doing something (as work)
    break; time out; recess.
    • we took a 10-minute break
    • he took time out to recuperate

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prattle

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    chin music; prate; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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peep

  • noun the short weak cry of a young bird
    cheep.
  • noun a secret look
    peek.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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spring_break

  • noun a week or more of recess during the spring term at school

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vacillate

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    hover; vibrate; oscillate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
    fluctuate; waver.
    • the line on the monitor vacillated

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letup

  • noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    lull.
    • there was never a letup in the noise

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linger

  • verb remain present although waning or gradually dying
    • Her perfume lingered on
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; lollygag; lurk; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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roar

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    thunder; roaring; boom.
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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persuader

  • noun someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
    inducer.

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lector

  • noun someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
    reader.
  • noun a public lecturer at certain universities
    lecturer; reader.

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blabber

  • noun one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    squealer; informer; rat; betrayer.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; twaddle.

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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croak

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croaking.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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mouthpiece

  • noun a part that goes over or into the mouth of a person
    • the mouthpiece of a respirator
  • noun an acoustic device; the part of a telephone into which a person speaks

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respondent

  • noun the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
  • noun someone who responds
    responder; answerer.

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screamer

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; bawler; yeller; roarer; shouter; screecher.
  • noun a sensational newspaper headline

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verbalizer

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    speaker; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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raconteur

  • noun a person skilled in telling anecdotes
    anecdotist.

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yeller

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; bawler; screamer; roarer; shouter; screecher.

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clack

  • noun a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
    clap.
  • noun a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
    clack valve; clapper valve.

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murmuration

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmur; mussitation.

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extoller

  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    lauder; laudator.

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deponent

  • noun a person who testifies or gives a deposition
    testifier; deposer.

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avower

  • noun someone who admits or acknowledges openly and boldly
  • noun someone who claims to speak the truth
    affirmer; asseverator; declarer; asserter.
    • a bold asserter
    • a declarer of his intentions
    • affirmers of traditional doctrine
    • an asseverator of strong convictions
    • an avower of his own great intelligence

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defect_of_speech

  • noun a disorder of oral speech
    speech disorder; speech defect.

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attestant

  • noun (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature
    attestor; attestator; witness.
  • noun someone who affirms or vouches for the correctness or truth or genuineness of something
    attester.

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question

  • noun an instance of questioning
    enquiry; inquiry; interrogation; query.
    • there was a question about my training
    • we made inquiries of all those who were present
  • noun the subject matter at issue
    head.
    • the question of disease merits serious discussion
    • under the head of minor Roman poets

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wailer

  • noun a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries

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mental_telepathist

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mind reader; telepathist; thought-reader.

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newsperson

  • noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
    newsman; reporter.

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stutterer

  • noun someone who speaks with involuntary pauses and repetitions
    stammerer.

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hem

  • noun the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down
    • the hem of her dress was stained
    • let down the hem
    • he stitched weights into the curtain's hem
    • it seeped along the hem of his jacket
  • noun the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
    ahem.

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propagator

  • noun someone who propagates plants (as under glass)
  • noun someone who spreads the news
    disseminator.

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hem_and_haw

  • verb utter `hems' and `haws'; indicated hesitation
    • He hemmed and hawed when asked to address the crowd

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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narrator

  • noun someone who tells a story
    storyteller; teller.

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newsman

  • noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
    newsperson; reporter.

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hesitance

  • noun a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something
    hesitancy.

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mutter

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; grumble; muttering; murmur.

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hesitancy

  • noun a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something
    hesitance.
  • noun a certain degree of unwillingness
    hesitation; reluctance; disinclination; indisposition.
    • a reluctance to commit himself
    • his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition
    • after some hesitation he agreed

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dwell_on

  • verb delay
    linger over.

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intermission

  • noun the act of suspending activity temporarily
  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    break; pause; suspension; interruption.

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flit

  • noun a sudden quick movement
    dart.
  • noun a secret move (to avoid paying debts)
    • they did a moonlight flit

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caller

  • noun a social or business visitor
    company.
    • the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company
  • noun an investor who buys a call option

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native_speaker

  • noun a speaker of a particular language who has spoken that language since earliest childhood
    • native speakers of French

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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indisposition

  • noun a slight illness
  • noun a certain degree of unwillingness
    hesitation; hesitancy; reluctance; disinclination.
    • a reluctance to commit himself
    • his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition
    • after some hesitation he agreed

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telepathist

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mind reader; mental telepathist; thought-reader.
  • noun a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
    mind reader; thought-reader.

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signer

  • noun someone who can use sign language to communicate
  • noun someone who signs and is bound by a document
    signatory.

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hesitater

  • noun one who hesitates (usually out of fear)
    waverer; hesitator; vacillator.

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bawler

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; screamer; yeller; roarer; shouter; screecher.
  • noun a loud weeper
    • their new baby is a real bawler

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whisper

  • noun speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    whispering; susurration; voicelessness.
  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whispering; rustle; rustling.

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inquisitor

  • noun a questioner who is excessively harsh
    interrogator.
  • noun an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition

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chat

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; schmoose; confabulation; schmooze.
  • noun birds having a chattering call
    New World chat.

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griot

  • noun a storyteller in West Africa; perpetuates the oral traditions of a family or village

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confab

  • noun an informal conversation
    schmoose; confabulation; chat; schmooze.
  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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enquirer

  • noun someone who asks a question
    questioner; asker; querier; inquirer.

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prater

  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    chatterer; spouter; magpie; chatterbox; babbler.

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piffle

  • noun trivial nonsense
    balderdash; fiddle-faddle.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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shmooze

  • noun (Yiddish) a warm heart-to-heart talk
  • verb talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
    shmoose; schmoose; schmooze; jawbone.

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mind_reader

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mental telepathist; telepathist; thought-reader.
  • noun a magician who seems to discern the thoughts of another person (usually by clever signals from an accomplice)
    telepathist; thought-reader.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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yack

  • noun noisy talk
    chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.

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slang

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang expression; slang term.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions
  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo

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sass

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    back talk; sassing; lip; mouth; backtalk.
    • don't give me any of your sass
  • noun a specialist regiment of the British army that is trained in commando techniques of warfare and used in clandestine operations (especially against terrorist groups)
    SAS; Special Air Service.

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conferrer

  • noun person who makes a gift of property
    donor; bestower; giver; presenter.
  • noun someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)

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keller

  • noun United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
    Helen Keller; Helen Adams Keller.

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oral

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; viva voce; oral exam.
  • adjective satellite using speech rather than writing
    unwritten.
    • an oral tradition
    • an oral agreement

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jawbone

  • noun the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
    jowl; mandible; lower jaw; submaxilla; lower jawbone; mandibula; mandibular bone.
  • verb talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
    shmoose; shmooze; schmoose; schmooze.

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