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palaver

pa·lav·er

palaver

pronunciation:
p lae vr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: idle conversation or discussion, esp. at length.
similar words:
gab
definition 2: formerly, discussion or negotiation, as between explorers and natives.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: palavered, palavering, palavers
definition 1: to talk idly and at length.
similar words:
gab, talk
definition 2: to discuss or negotiate over some issue.