Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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Word of the Day for Wednesday, September 17, 2008

vociferous \voh-SIF-uhr-uhs\, adjective:

Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.

Claudio has work to do and I have a vociferous son demanding a story.
-- Ariel Dorfman, Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey
The local heroes received meals, heard speeches, were presented with flags, and were accompanied to railroad stations by vociferous crowds.
-- Jeffry D. Wert, A Brotherhood of Valor

Vociferous derives from Latin vociferari, "to shout, to cry out" from vox, "voice" + ferre, "to carry."

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