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Bombastic GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Bombastic GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

bɒmˈbæs.tɪk/ (adj)

Definition

using difficult words to show you’re more important than you really are, pompous, long-winded, magniloquent, declamatory, verbose, euphuistic, pretentious, turgid, grandiloquent, affected, sonorous, ostentatious, grandiose, high-flown, orotund, rhetorical

Example

The word verbosity comes from Latin verbosus, “wordy”. There are many other English words that also refer to the use of excessive words.

Prolixity comes from Latin prolixus, “extended”. Prolixity can also be used to refer to the length of a monologue or speech, especially a formal address such as a lawyer’s oral argument.

Grandiloquence is complex speech or writing judged to be pompous or bombastic diction. It is a combination of the Latin words grandis (“great”) and loqui (“to speak”).

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org

Antonyms

curt, simple

Parts of speech

Noun: bombast: pompous and bombastic language

Adverb: bombastically


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