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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One who uses words pretentiously.
[From Greek lexiphanes (phrase monger), from lexis (word or phrase) + -phaneia (to show).]
"The danger is in becoming so seduced by the lexiconic that we become
lexiphanes. There's no excuse for indulging in the bombastic at any
time, of course."
They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. They're not laughing now. -Bob Monkhouse, comedian (1928-2003)
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