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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: High-flown or pompous.
From Latin grandis (grand) + loqui (to speak). Ultimately from the Indo-European root tolkw- (to speak), which also gave us breviloquence, obloquy, pleniloquence, sialoquent, somniloquy, ventriloquism, loquacious, and allocution. Earliest documented use: 1592.
“By the time I was eight, the most grandiloquent gangster could have added nothing to my vocabulary -- I had an awful tongue.”
Jean Stafford; Bad Characters; The New Yorker; Nov 26, 1954.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It's like, at the end, there's this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid? -Richard Bach, writer (b. 23 Jun 1936)