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SAT vocabulary: circumlocution

Definition of circumlocution (noun) - indirect or roundabout expression

Example sentences with this word:
  • The man's speech contained so much circumlocution that I was unsure of the point he was trying to make.
  • The child made a long speech using circumlocution to avoid stating that it was she who had knocked over the lamp.

Appears in following categories: GMAT, SAT, GRE