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fanfaronade (fan-far-uh-NAYD, -NAHD) noun
1. Bragging or blustering manner or behavior.
2. A fanfare.
[French fanfaronnade, from Spanish fanfarronada, bluster, from fanfarron, a braggart, perhaps from Arabic farfar.]
"George Manahan made his debut this week as music director of New York
City Opera, and it is difficult to imagine someone laying claim to a
major podium with less of a fanfaronade."
Vanity made the revolution; liberty was only a pretext. -Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France (1769-1821)
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