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Word of the Day : Bombast




bom-bast

noun :: Cotton, or any gentle, fibrous materials, used as stuffing for clothes; stuffing; padding.

noun :: High-sounding phrases; an inflated fashion; language above the dignity of the event.

adj. :: High-sounding; inflated; huge with out which means.

“Ordinarily I’m not given to lengthy speeches, nor ever earlier than had I descended to bombast, however I had guessed on the keynote which might strike an answering chord within the breasts of the inexperienced Martians, nor was I improper, for my harangue evidently deeply impressed them, and their angle towards me thereafter was nonetheless additional respectful.” — Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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