Wednesday’s Word of the Week

Posted on: April 23, 2014

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circumlocution, n.

“a. Speaking in a roundabout or indirect way; the use of several words instead of one, or many instead of few. b. a roundabout expression.”

In order to avoid punishment, the student tried circumlocution when telling his professor why his paper was so late.

“circumlocution, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2014. Web. 23 April 2014.

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