What is the opposite of palaver?

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Noun
Opposite of conversation that is casual or informal
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Opposite of empty or senseless talk or writing
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Opposite of idle talk or chatter
“An awkward silence filled the room as the crowd waited in bated breath for the magician to complete his death-defying stunt.”
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Opposite of a (formal) discussion on a particular matter where opposing arguments are put forward in a systematic manner
“Often, politicians and administrators do not directly participate in a consensus.”
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Opposite of senseless or incoherent talk
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Opposite of a loud clamour or public outcry
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Opposite of informal talk
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Friendly, informal conversation
“I enjoy going to the hairdresser for a haircut as well as some juicy gossip.”
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Opposite of a period of conversation or discussion
Noun
Opposite of excessive praise or approval, which is often insincere and sometimes contrived to win favour
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Opposite of language as a system rather than language in use, including the formal rules, structures, and limitations of language
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Opposite of someone or something that is annoying or frustrating
Verb
Opposite of to talk or chatter at length, typically on trivial subjects
“He motioned to silence the crowd as he prepared to belt the opening number for the concert.”
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Opposite of to persuade someone to do something
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Opposite of to talk much and to little purpose
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Opposite of to discuss together
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Opposite of to engage in (typically meaningless or unimportant) conversation
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Opposite of to talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way
“What you see is a young politician, who has an ability to articulate his views like an experienced statesman.”
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(answer) Opposite of to discuss, converse, or exchange viewpoints on a particular matter
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(cancel) Opposite of to discuss, converse, or exchange viewpoints on a particular matter
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Opposite of to speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings
“Most of the children were quite happy to speak their minds, but Joey would just sit and listen.”
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