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1. One skilled in the use of words.
2. One who favors words over ideas or substance.
1. a person who deals with words alone, rather than facts, ideas, feeling, etc
2. a person skilled in the use of words
ver•bal•ist(ˈvɜr bə lɪst)
1. a person skilled in the use of words.
2. a person who is more concerned with words than with ideas or facts.