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  • Adj.

vociferous

voh-SIF-er-uhs

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The loud and vociferous crowd yelled out for more. The concert had been a huge success, with the band encouraging the vociferous input of the increasingly noisy crowd. Smart audience members chose to wear earplugs to combat the terrific din of the vociferous fans. Once the concert ended, the noise level remained high, as everyone vociferously exclaimed about the great show of the band Quiet Riot.

Quiz: How is someone acting if being vociferous?

  • He is being swayed by the thoughts of others.
  • He is shouting noisily.
  • He is being abusively loud and argumentative.

Memory Hook
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Vocal Ferris A vociferous Ferris Bueller vociferates on how to fake out parents.

Examples
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  • As soon as he finished junketing through Indian reservations, Montana’s vociferous Senator Wheeler would, as headquarters expressed it, 'be available for a speaking tour.' —TIME
  • The miners launched a sustained and vociferous public-relations campaign against the proposed 'resource super-profits tax', and shelved billions of dollars of mining investments. —The Economist
  • Both New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Obama have been most vociferous in admonishing food companies to lower the amount of salt in their products. —The Atlantic
  • Dig this scene with McCain and Lindsey Graham: 'They were running for the exit signs,' Graham said, and Democrats weren’t the only ones unhappy with McCain’s vociferous calls for troop increases. —The Atlantic

Word Ingredients
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voc call, voice
-i- connective
fer carry, bring, bear
-ous possessing the nature of

One who is vociferous “carries or bears (her) voice” in order to be heard.

Word Theater
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Mario Savio Sproul Hall Speech He vociferously states his opinions.
Vociferous

Word Constellation
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Vociferous

Word Variants
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vociferate v to cry out loudly