Urman Dictionary

inquivere

verb

To continue to ask a question after it is sufficiently understood.

The tendency to do this is frequently comorbid with the tendency to explavere.

“Are you going to the party?”
“No, I’m—“
“Or are you going to stay in and study?”
“I’ll be—“
“Or maybe have some fun by yourself?”
”…I actually have choral rehearsal, so I’ll be going to that.”
“Oh, right! Do you have any solos?”
“I—“
“I remember last time it looked like you were going to get one, and then you didn’t, so do you have one this time?”
“Jeez, could you not inquivere so much? If you’d just close your mouth I could answer you much faster.”