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

  Twaddle \Twad"dle\, v. i. & t. [See Twattle.]
     To talk in a weak and silly manner, like one whose faculties
     are decayed; to prate; to prattle. --Stanyhurst.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Twaddle \Twad"dle\, n.
     Silly talk; gabble; fustian.
     [1913 Webster]
           I have put in this chapter on fighting . . . because of
           the cant and twaddle that's talked of boxing and
           fighting with fists now-a-days.          --T. Hughes.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: pretentious or silly talk or writing [syn: baloney,
           boloney, bilgewater, bosh, drool, humbug,
           taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle]
      v 1: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
           [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-
           tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab,
           gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "twaddle":
     absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage,
     bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blather, blether,
     blethers, bombast, bosh, bull, bullshit, cackle, caquet,
     caqueterie, chat, chatter, chitter-chatter, clack, claptrap,
     clatter, dither, double-talk, drivel, drool, fiddle-faddle,
     fiddledeedee, flummery, folderol, fudge, fustian, gab, gabble,
     galimatias, gammon, gas, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, go on,
     gobbledygook, gossip, guff, gush, haver, hocus-pocus, hot air,
     humbug, idle talk, jabber, jargon, jaw, malarkey, mere talk,
     mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, natter, niaiserie, nonsense,
     nonsense talk, pack of nonsense, palaver, patter, piffle,
     poppycock, pour forth, prate, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle,
     ramble on, rant, rattle, rattle on, reel off, rigamarole,
     rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, run on, skimble-skamble, spout,
     spout off, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, talk away,
     talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, tittle-tattle, tommyrot,
     trash, trumpery, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor, vaporing, waffle,
     waffling, yak, yakkety-yak

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