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  • 81Babbled — Babble Bab ble (b[a^]b b l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Babbled} (b[a^]b b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Babbling}.] [Cf. LG. babbeln, D. babbelen, G. bappeln, bappern, F. babiller, It. babbolare; prob. orig., to keep saying ba, imitative of a child learning… …

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  • 82Babbling — Babble Bab ble (b[a^]b b l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Babbled} (b[a^]b b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Babbling}.] [Cf. LG. babbeln, D. babbelen, G. bappeln, bappern, F. babiller, It. babbolare; prob. orig., to keep saying ba, imitative of a child learning… …

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  • 83Prattle — Prat tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prattling}.] [Freq. of prate.] To talk much and idly; to prate; hence, to talk lightly and artlessly, like a child; to utter child s talk. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 84Prattled — Prattle Prat tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prattling}.] [Freq. of prate.] To talk much and idly; to prate; hence, to talk lightly and artlessly, like a child; to utter child s talk. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 85Prattling — Prattle Prat tle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prattled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prattling}.] [Freq. of prate.] To talk much and idly; to prate; hence, to talk lightly and artlessly, like a child; to utter child s talk. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 86prattle — I. verb (prattled; prattling) Etymology: Low German pratelen; akin to Middle Dutch praten to prate Date: 1532 intransitive verb 1. prate 2. to utter or make meaningless sounds suggestive of the chatter of children ; babble …

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  • 87Liste des sous-gouverneurs de la Banque de France — Cet article recense, par ordre chronologique, les hauts fonctionnaires qui ont occupé le poste de sous gouverneur de la Banque de France. Sommaire 1 Liste 2 Références 3 Voir aussi 4 Lien externe …

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  • 88blabber — I blab, blabber (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. babble, chatter; tattle, gossip. See loquacity, disclosure. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. prattle, jabber, drivel; see nonsense 1 . v. Syn. chatter, prattle, gabble; see babble . III (Roget …

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  • 89gabble — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cackle; chatter, prattle, blab; gibber, gab (inf.), chin (sl.), jaw (sl.). See loquacity. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. jabber, chatter, rattle; see babble . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To talk… …

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  • 90gas — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. aeriform or elastic fluid; vapor, fume, reek; air, ether; fuel, gasoline, petrol; bombast, hot air (sl.); gas attack. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A state of matter] Syn. vapor, volatile substance, fumes,… …

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  • 91palaver — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. colloquy, conference, parley, conversation; babble, chatter; flattery, soft soap (inf.); nonsense, absurdity. v. i. converse, confer; dicker, barter; gossip, drivel, babble, chatter. See speech,… …

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  • 92chitchat — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. informal talk, prattle, small talk; see conversation , gossip 1 , talk 5 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun Incessant and usually inconsequential talk: babble, blab, blabber, chat, chatter, jabber, palaver, prate, prattle,… …

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  • 93clack — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To talk heedlessly] Syn. chatter, clatter, rattle, prate; see babble . 2. [To make a rattling noise] Syn. clatter, click, rattle, clap; see sound 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make a light, sharp noise: click,… …

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  • 94gab — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. gossip, idle talk, chatter; see gossip 1 , nonsense 1 . • gift of (the) gab*, Syn. loquacity, volubility, verbal ability; see eloquence 1 . v. Syn. gossip, jabber, chatter, chat; see babble . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) I …

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  • 95blather — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. drivel, foolishness, claptrap, twaddle, *bull. see nonsense II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To talk rapidly, incoherently, or indistinctly: babble, chatter, gabble, gibber, jabber, prate, prattle. See WORDS. II… …

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  • 96yak — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. talk, chatter, gab, yap, babble, *run on, jabber, prattle, blather, *blah blah blah. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb Slang. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially: babble, blabber, chatter,… …

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  • 97Interlocution — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Interlocution >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 interlocution interlocution Sgm: N 1 collocution collocution colloquy converse conversation confabulation talk discourse verbal intercourse Sgm: N 1 oral communication …

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  • 98prattle — (v.) 1530s, frequentative of PRATE (Cf. prate) (q.v.). Related: Prattled; prattling. The noun is attested from 1550s …

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  • 99balderdash — n. Verbiage, rodomontade, gasconade, rant, bombast, fustian, froth, palaver, twaddle, chatter, trash, stuff, bosh, platitude, flummery, fudge, jargon, nonsense, prate, prating, senseless prate, jabber, gibberish, gibble gabble, gabble, drivel,… …

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  • 100wish-wash — n. 1. Thin drink. 2. Trash, stuff, balderdash, palaver, moonshine, fudge, nonsense, jargon, prate, prattle, drivel, gibberish, gabble, gibble gabble, platitude, flummery, inanity, senseless prate, frothy discourse, idle talk …

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