New Words #53: Related With Books Or Words

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bibliophile and logophile:

bibliophile: a person who collects or has a great love of books.

logophile: a lover of words.

wordy and verbose and prolix and verbiage

wordy: using or expressed in too many words.

verbose: using or expressed in more words than are needed.

verbiage: speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical expressions.

prolix: (of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy.

bibliomania and onomatomania and verbomania

onomatomania: irresistible desire to repeat certain words.

bibliomania: Bibliomania can be a symptom of obsessiveโ€“compulsive disorder which involves the collecting or even hoarding of books to the point where social relations or health are damaged.

verbomania: craze for words

verbatim and literally

verbatim: in exactly the same words as were used originally.

literally: in a literal manner or sense; exactly.

loquacious and voluble and garrulous

loquacious: tending to talk a great deal; talkative.

voluble: (of a person) talking fluently, readily, or incessantly.

garrulous: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.

bookish and pedantic

bookish: (of a person or way of life) devoted to reading and studying rather than worldly interests.

pedantic is an insulting word used to describe someone who annoys others by correcting small errors.

pedagogical and didactic

pedagogical: relating to teaching.

didactic: intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.

Phrases with “book” or “word”

do something by the book: do something correctly and strictly, following all the rules.

try every trick in the book: do everything one can to achieve something.

cook the books: alter facts or figures dishonestly or illegally.

one for the record books: An outstanding or unusual achievement or event

an open book: a person or thing that is easy to learn about and understand

catchphrase: a well-known sentence or phrase, especially one that is associated with a particular famous person.

buzzword: a word or phrase, often an item of jargon, that is fashionable at a particular time or in a particular context.

beyond my words: more than one can say

lost for words: cannot think of anything to say

don’t mince words: to speak in a very direct and honest way without worrying about offending someone He doesn’t mince words when it comes to giving his opinion about the new law.

eat one’s words: retract what one has said, especially in a humiliated way.

go back on one’s words: break one’s promise

put in a good word for: say something good about someone

word of mouth: orally communicated

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