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  • roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic)
    • had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
    • A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings.-T.S.Eliot
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