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 for fluent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fluent \Flu"ent\, a. [L. fluens, -entis, p. pr. of fluere to
     flow; cf. Gr. ? to boil over. Cf. Fluctuate, Flux.]
     1. Flowing or capable of flowing; liquid; glodding; easily
        moving.
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     2. Ready in the use of words; voluble; copious; having words
        at command; and uttering them with facility and
        smoothness; as, a fluent speaker; hence, flowing; voluble;
        smooth; -- said of language; as, fluent speech.
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              With most fluent utterance.           --Denham.
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              Fluent as the flight of a swallow is the sultan's
              letter.                               --De Quincey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fluent \Flu"ent\, n.
     1. A current of water; a stream. [Obs.]
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     2. [Cf. F. fluente.] (Math.) A variable quantity, considered
        as increasing or diminishing; -- called, in the modern
        calculus, the function or integral.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fluent
      adj 1: smooth and unconstrained in movement; "a long, smooth
             stride"; "the fluid motion of a cat"; "the liquid grace
             of a ballerina" [syn: fluent, fluid, liquid,
             smooth]
      2: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to
         dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech" [syn:
         eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued,
         smooth-spoken]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  133 Moby Thesaurus words for "fluent":
     affluent, all jaw, apt, articulate, ascending, axial, back,
     back-flowing, backward, balanced, candid, chatty, communicative,
     concinnate, concinnous, confluent, conversational, coursing,
     cursive, decurrent, defluent, descending, diffluent, down-trending,
     downward, drifting, easy, effortless, effusive, elegant, eloquent,
     euphonic, euphonical, euphonious, expansive, expressive, facile,
     felicitous, flip, flowing, fluid, fluidal, fluidic, fluxible,
     fluxile, fluxional, fluxionary, fluxive, flying, frank, gabby,
     garrulous, gassy, glib, going, gossipy, graceful, gregarious,
     gulfy, gushing, gushy, gyrational, gyratory, harmonious, juicy,
     liquid, liquidy, long-winded, loquacious, mazy, meandering,
     measured, mounting, multiloquent, multiloquious, natural, newsy,
     ordered, orderly, overtalkative, passing, pleasing, plunging,
     polished, pouring, profluent, progressive, prolix, prompt, quick,
     racing, ready, reflowing, refluent, regressive, retrogressive,
     rising, rotary, rotational, rotatory, running, runny, rushing,
     sappy, serpentine, sideward, sinking, slick, sluggish, smooth,
     smooth-sounding, smooth-spoken, soaring, sociable, streaming,
     succulent, surging, surgy, sweet, symmetrical, talkative, talky,
     tidal, tripping, up-trending, upward, verbose, vocal, voluble,
     vortical, watery, well-spoken, windy
  
  

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