This word was coined in the US in about 1845, probably from the word "blow," as in "to blow hot air:" to lie or exaggerate as you brag or make claims or promises.
"This was one of those occasions when men, especially those of us in the media accustomed to our own freedom to bloviate, were best served trying to listen and learn."
Explain the meaning of "bloviate" without saying "spiel" or "soapbox."
Fill in the blanks: "(Some speech, post, article, book, show, or film) is an exception to the usual bloviating about _____ because it (provides some sort of clarity or insight)."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. A near opposite of BLOVIATING is
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