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disquisition

dis·qui·si·tion

disquisition

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs kw zI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a formal, often lengthy, oral or written discussion of a subject.
I was afraid my friend was about to squelch conversation with a disquisition on the dangers of population growth.
similar words:
dissertation
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