palaver

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palaver

noun babble, balderdash, blather, chatter, empty words, foolishness, gab, idle chatter, idle talk, mere chatter, nonsense, prattle, twaddle, words
See also: assembly, confer, conference, consult, council, speak, speech
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At the palaver it developed that the village chief had food, goats, and fowl which he would be glad to dispose of for a proper consideration; but as the consideration would have meant parting with precious rifles and ammunition, or the very clothing from their backs, Usanga began to see that after all it might be forced upon him to wage war to obtain food.
He was really surprised, but after some palaver he let me in together with the two loafers carrying my luggage.
Bring out your vouchers, and don't talk Jerusalem palaver.
Here they were attacked by the bow-and-arrow men, whom they could not persuade to palaver with them.