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abridgment a book, speech, or the like that has been condensed. [1/3 definitions]
acrimony bitterness or sharpness in speech or behavior.
address a formal speech, lecture, or other communication. [2/9 definitions]
affricate a speech sound that results from a stoppage of breath followed by a release at the same point of articulation, such as the "ch" sound in "chip".
afield off the familiar or desired track, as in speech or thought. [1/3 definitions]
again used to emphasize an idea that one has earlier expressed in the same conversation, speech, or text. [1/5 definitions]
alliterate to form or compose (speech or verse) using alliteration. [1/2 definitions]
Americanize to cause to become American in appearance, character, speech, practices, or the like.
Anglo-Saxon plain or blunt, as some English speech or writing. [1/5 definitions]
anticlimax a descent from important or powerful ideas, esp. in speech or writing, to much less significant ones. [1/3 definitions]
ape to imitate or copy (someone's speech or behavior), sometimes clumsily or mockingly. [1/5 definitions]
apologist a person who argues in defense or justification of a doctrine, belief, action, or the like, usu. in writing or a speech.
apologize to make in speech or writing a formal explanation and defense, as of one's actions, beliefs, or motives. [1/2 definitions]
apology a formal explanation and defense in speech or writing of one's actions, beliefs, or motives. [1/2 definitions]
archaic no longer in common use, esp. in speech or writing. [1/3 definitions]
articulate having the power of speech. [3/10 definitions]
articulation a movement of speech organs in the production of a sound, or a group of these movements. [2/5 definitions]
aside a departure from the main point in a speech or discussion. [1/6 definitions]
aspirate in phonetics, to pronounce (a speech sound) with an audible release or rush of air, as the "h" in "helium" or the "p" in "pickle". [3/5 definitions]
aspiration the exhalation of breath during speech. [1/2 definitions]
assertive forward or aggressive in speech or action.