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CIRCUMLOCUTION

indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)

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The meaning of the word circumlocution is indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly).

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WordMeaning
heraldmessenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
habituateaccustom or familiarize; addict
construeexplain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
impetusmoving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
disaffecteddisloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty
hierarchyarrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
robuststrong; vigorous
minuteextremely small; CF. minutes: official record of the proceedings at a meeting
rectifyset right; correct; CF. rect-: right
pinnacesmall boat