liqu-, lique-

(Latin: flow, fluid, wave)

Etymology: from Old French liquide, from Latin liquidus, "fluid, liquid, moist"; from liquere, "be fluid". Related to liqui "to melt, to flow".
The flow of liquid.
prolix (adjective), more prolix, most prolix
1. Characteristic of a speech, book, written material, etc. which is tiresomely, or overly, wordy or verbose: There are some prolix politicians who expect their audiences to be interested in their long discources when they run for government positions.
2. Regarding a tendency to speak or to write at great length: It takes a lot of persistence for editors to revise and improve a prolix manuscript for publications, etc.
3. A reference to a person using too many words in communicating: The President of the U.S. is thought to be a prolix speaker and he also has a tendency to be a prolix writer with his computer as he tweets so often.
4. Etymology: from Latin prolixus, "extended"; literally, "poured out", from pro-, "forth, before" + liquere, "to flow".
Too wordy and too long when speaking.
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1. Extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
2. Unduly prolonged or drawn out; too long.
3. Marked by, or using, an excessive number of words.
Characterized by using too many words and therefore boring or difficult to read or to listen to; tediously lengthy: "What was supposed to be a simple acceptance speech turned into prolixly ranting which seemed to never end until it was finally stopped by the master of ceremonies."
A situation whereby there is too much talking, or writing, at great or tedious length (boring because of being long, monotonous, or repetitive).