Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A 25-cent word for "too much"

superfluous -- unnecessary; exceeding what is sufficient or necessary (from the Latin words super (over) + fluere (to flow) = overflow).

SAT Question of the Day
Alice Walker’s prize-winning novel exemplifies the strength of first-person narratives; the protagonist tells her own story so effectively that any additional commentary would be ------- .
a) subjective
b) eloquent
c) superfluous
d) incontrovertible
e) imperious

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