History Lessons by My Uncle Dennis

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My history professor is a pure delight. I knew I would like him when he started the first class with a spit bottle in his hand for the wad of dip in his mouth. He’s a good old boy through and through. Last year, he was in Iraq serving our country. Every class he recounts interesting events from his tour of duty, supplementing them with stories about country bumpkins. He has an amazing ability to mix words of the earth, like turd kicker, with those that would appear on a GRE test. This week I learned three new words: loquacious, gaggle, and abscind. Now, you may know these words but keep in mind that I attended a Math and Science high school and was not required to take tradition English courses.

- adjective
1. talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous: a loquacious dinner guest.
2. characterized by excessive talk; wordy: easily the most loquacious play of the season

–verb (used without object)
1. to cackle.
2. a flock of geese when not flying. Compare skein.
3. an often noisy or disorderly group or gathering: a politician followed by a gaggle of supporters.
4. an assortment of related things.

Abscind –verb (used with object)
to sever

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