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Today's Word "prolix"

Extending to a great length on

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prolix \pro-LIKS; PRO-liks\ (adjective) - 1 : Extending to a great length; unnecessarily long; wordy. 2 : Tending to speak or write at excessive length.

"A prolix speaker at the best to times, everyone was concerned that Albertson's farewell speech would run well beyond it's allotted time of fifteen minutes."

 

Prolix is derived from Latin prolixus, "poured forth, overflowing, extended, long," from pro-, "forward" + liquere, "to be fluid."

 

 

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