Loquacious

“Taylor was so loquacious that even the therapist had a hard time keeping up.”

Based on what’s shown above, what is the most likely definition of loquacious?

Check your answer!

Choice A - Riveting and full of interesting stories
Choice B - Depressed and difficult to cheer up
Choice C - Tending to keep one’s inner feelings to oneself
Choice D - Long-winded or given to talking a lot

Definition:

Loquacious (adjective) – tending to talk excessively; chattering; wordy

Loquacity (noun) – the quality of being loquacious; talkativeness

GRE pro tips:

Loquacious is derived from the Latin root loqu, meaning “speech” or “to talk.” Another more commonly used word containing loqu is eloquence, which means speech that is graceful and eloquent. Likewise, “loquacious” pertains to speech. Considering that the Latin suffix –acious means “full of,” it makes a lot of sense that loquacious means long-winded, or talking a lot.  

Example sentences:

“I found her writing style to be so loquacious that I had difficulty getting through the first chapter of her book.”

“The librarian had little tolerance for the loquacious visitor.”