The Closing Word: Prolix

The Closing Word: ProlixThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (pro-LICKS)

tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length

From¬† “A book that feels like it is several hundred pages longer than it needs to be is prolix. The word simply means that something has too many words and goes on too long. To avoid being called prolix, we’ll keep this short. Prolix means using more words than necessary. For a less formal word choice try wordy, verbose, long-winded or drawn out.”

Prolix¬†presentations when meeting with clients are a bad idea. If you’re doing all the talking, you’re probably not doing enough listening.”


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