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prolix - vocabulary

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adjective

Verbose, wordy, extended to unnecessary and tedious length.

In a succinct 354 pages (shockingly brief for the normally prolix [Susan] Faludi), she argues that in the months and years following the 9/11 attacks, the rhetoric surrounding various notions of national security (some of it appropriate, much of it overly simplistic and reactive) enabled the media to more or less announce that the whole nation was returning to traditional values and gender roles.

—Meghan Daum “Did 9/11 Kill Feminism?” Los Angeles Times, October 6, 2007

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