ambagitory

ambagitory

(æmˈbædʒɪtərɪ)
adj
ambiguous
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Oldbuck's 'The Caledoniad' is an obvious object of mockery, and at the start of the second volume of Waverley the narrator jestingly threatens to retard his story at an exciting moment with long extracts from Lindsay of Pitscottie and the English poet John Taylor before relenting and deciding to proceed, 'without further tyranny over my readers, or display of the extent of my own reading' and 'with all the brevity that my natural style of composition, partaking of what scholars call the periphrastic and ambagitory, and the vulgar the circumbendibus, will permit me'.