October 28, 2012
loquacious (adjective)
\loh-KWAY-shus\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: very talkative
How do you use it?
When Mrs. King told Tim his grades might improve if he were not so loquacious, he said, "Mrs. King, can we talk about this?"
Are you a word wiz?

An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word. If "taciturn" is an antonym of "loquacious," what do you think "taciturn" means?

All we'll say is that A is correct. Someone who is "taciturn" prefers not to talk. Another word to describe a quiet person is "reticent." A "reticent" person may tend not to talk or give out information, or he or she may be quiet in tone or appearance. Another word for a person who is loquacious is "garrulous." Sometimes "loquacious" and "garrulous" also describe things that use a lot or too many words, like wordy writing.
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