of, relating to, or expressed in relation to stars or constellations : astral On the domed ceiling and the encircling walls are paintings of the sidereal heavens with their endless orbs, all moving through an organized cosmos.
1) unduly prolonged or drawn out : too long The speech was unnecessarily prolix
2) marked by or using an excess of words a person known for habitually transforming brief anecdotes into prolix sagas that exhaust their listeners
use of the wrong word for the context Dryden had drawn attention to Cleveland's poetic manner in Of Dramatick Poesy: An Essay (1668), creating the label 'Clevelandism' to name the poet's habit of catachresis, 'wresting and torturing a word into another meaning', and making unfavorable comparisons between Donne and Cleveland….
1) to remove from or dispossess of property or position by legal action, by force, or by the compulsion of necessity Large national banks are ousting local banks in many communities.
2) to take the place of : supplant The rebels ousted the dictator from power.
1) A change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant her husband's sharp vicissitudes of fortune
2) Alternation between opposite or contrasting things the vicissitude of the seasons