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ver•bal•ism



Pronunciation: (vûr'bu-liz"um), [key]
n.
1. a verbal expression, as a word or phrase.
2. the way in which something is worded; choice of words; phrasing.
3. a phrase or sentence having little or no meaning.
4. a use of words considered as predominating over or obscuring ideas or reality; verbiage.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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