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Word: prate

Definition: talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly


Sentences Containing 'prate'

And I have got nothing else, nor any other stock in trade except proverbs and more proverbs; and here are three just this instant come into my head, pat to the purpose and like pears in a basket; but I won't repeat them, for 'sage silence is called Sancho.'" "That, Sancho, thou art not," said Don Quixote; "for not only art thou not sage silence, but thou art pestilent prate and perversity; still I would like to know what three proverbs have just now come into thy memory, for I have been turning over mine own--and it is a good one--and none occurs to me."
It turns one's stomach to listen to your exhortations, and hear of your miserable Virtue, that you prate of up and down.
said Bildad, lifting his eyes and hands, "thou thyself, as I myself, hast seen many a perilous time; thou knowest, Peleg, what it is to have the fear of death; how, then, can'st thou prate in this ungodly guise.

More Vocab Words

::: repudiate - disown; disavow; deny
::: protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
::: tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
::: badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
::: outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
::: codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
::: paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
::: burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
::: subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
::: overweening - arrogant; presumptuous