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verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)