had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings.
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for periphrastic
Peri- Phrase (round about phrase) not straight approach
PERIPHRASTIC can be related to peripheral,so a word having peripheral meaning is the INDIRECT meaning
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