Pauciloquy

by Heather

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary

Paucil’oquy, n. fewness of words.

Word in the Wild: He might never been known for pauciloquy like Cicero, Hemingway, or Pingu, but maybe Michael could make the most of his loquaciousness. His mom had told him time and again that he could filibuster in Washington if he put his mind to it. And his friends had sometimes suggested he become an auctioneer.

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