GRE Word List

CIRCUMLOCUTION

the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea

The meaning of the word circumlocution is the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea.

Random words

WordMeaning
nomenclaturename
thesisa dissertation embodying results of original research and especially substantiating a specific view
defaceto mar the appearance of : injure by effacing significant details
blandsmooth and soothing in manner or quality
legenda story coming down from the past
parishthe ecclesiastical unit of area committed to one pastor
vaingloriousmarked by vainglory : boastful
scavengeto remove (dirt, refuse, etc.) from an area
rumbleto make a low heavy rolling sound
plethoraan ample amount or number : abundance