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Thursday word: sialoquent

sialoquent (seye-AL-oh-kwent) - adj., spraying saliva while talking.

Can be thought of as another form of oversharing. Often paired with getting a touch carried away by one's argument. The noun form is sialoquence, not to be confused with eloquence. Coined from Greek sialon, saliva + Latin loquens, speaking, present participle of eloqui, to speak out, from e-, a form of ex-, out + loqui, to say.

After his third bark, the St. Bernard got quite sailoquent in his objections to my presence.

Tags: adjective, greek, latin, made-up, s

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