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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8464) 10 months ago
Nepotism n. The practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
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Posted by Stan Wheeler (+1143) 10 months ago
Also known as Cousin Jacks!
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Posted by Bridgier (+7534) 10 months ago
I've got one:

emolument
1: the returns arising from office or employment usually in the form of compensation or perquisites
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8146) 10 months ago
Acrasial, adj, ill-regulated; ill-tempered
He became noted for his acrasial tweets.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8464) 10 months ago
Odious adj. Arousing or deserving hatred or repugnance.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8464) 9 months ago
Doublethink n. The acceptance of or mental capacity to accept contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political indoctrination.
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Posted by Dwayne Rude (+205) 9 months ago
ob•se•qui•ous (?b'si kwi ?s)

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characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning; sycophantic: an obsequious bow; obsequious servants
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Posted by ike eichler (+1200) 9 months ago
Hyperbole n

The use of deliberate exaggeration
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Posted by Dwayne Rude (+205) 9 months ago
sycophant ('s?k?f?nt)
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a person who uses flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence; toady
[C16: from Latin s?cophanta, from Greek sukophantes, literally: the person showing a fig, apparently referring to the fig sign used in making an accusation, from sukon fig + phainein to show; sense probably developed from 'accuser' to 'informer, flatterer']
'sycophancy n
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+1860) 9 months ago
Complacency:


A feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
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Posted by Kelly (+2535) 9 months ago
Exacerbate

ex·ac·er·bate
ig'zas?r?bat/
verb
make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
"the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem"
synonyms: aggravate, worsen, inflame, compound

Plus it sounds dirty!
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Posted by ike eichler (+1200) 9 months ago
Factoid Fac-toid

An assumption or speculation that is repeated or reported so often that it becomes accepted as fact'
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Posted by Bridgier (+7534) 9 months ago
Not as dirty as masticate, but still a good word.

I'll throw one in:

quisling

a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country.
synonyms: collaborator, colluder, sympathizer
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Posted by ike eichler (+1200) 9 months ago
Clique Clike

Often used when discussing stereotypes
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Posted by Tim Miles (+379) 9 months ago
Of course, an internet troll doing his/her thing while having lunch is:







a Masticating Master Exacerbater.

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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8146) 9 months ago
Fallaciloquence (noun)
Speaking deceitfully or using misleading conversation. Speech full of deceit; misleading speech.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1683) 9 months ago
What? No one's added 'Bigly' yet?
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Posted by Ben Dover (+112) 9 months ago
This post was removed 9 months ago.
It was removed for being off-topic.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8464) 9 months ago
Autocracy n. A system of government by one person with absolute power.
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Posted by Bridgier (+7534) 9 months ago
kakistocracy n A state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens.
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Posted by Jeri Dalbec (+1860) 9 months ago
Kompromat (Russian: ?????????; IPA: [k?mpr?'mat] ( listen), short for ???????????????? ????????, literally "compromising material") is the Russian term for compromising materials about a politician or other public figure. Such materials can be used to create negative publicity, for blackmail, or for ensuring loyalty. Kompromat can be acquired from various security services, or outright forged, and then publicized by paying off a journalist.[1][2] Widespread use of kompromat has been one of the characteristic features of politics in Russia[3] and other post-Soviet states.[4][5]
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Posted by Dwayne Rude (+205) 9 months ago
meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a (meg'?-lo-ma'ne-?, -man'y?)
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1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.
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Posted by Ben Dover (+112) 9 months ago
Hmm... I add a word and an alternate definition (which is currently a yuuuge topic) and it is removed for being "off topic"? Your next word is "Autocracy"? Really? How ironically bigley of you.

[Edited by Ben Dover (1/26/2017 5:48:37 AM)]
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8464) 9 months ago
Reply to Ben Dover (#370456)
Ben Dover wrote:
Hmm... I add a word and an alternate definition (which is currently a yuuuge topic) and it is removed for being "off topic"? Your next word is "Autocracy"? Really? How ironically bigley of you.

[Edited by Ben Dover (1/26/2017 5:48:37 AM)]

Your post was off-topic. Moderation != Autocracy. You have since reposted to a more appropriate forum -- so what are you complaining about?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9689) 8 months ago
opprobrious. adj. expressing scorn or criticism.
synonyms: abusive, vituperative, derogatory, disparaging, denigratory, pejorative, deprecatory, insulting, offensive, defamatory, vitriolic, libelous, venomous.
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Posted by Dwayne Rude (+205) 8 months ago
Muffensausen Muf•fen•sau•sen nt
inf Muffensausen kriegen/haben to get/be scared stiff in
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9689) 8 months ago
To follow up Bridgier's earlier post, third from the top:

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Posted by ike eichler (+1200) 8 months ago
Fanaticism Fa-nat-i-cism

Excessive, irrational,zeal especially on politics or religion.

zealotry--Intolerance
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9689) 8 months ago
incompetence. noun. inability to do something successfully.

synonyms: ineptitude, ineptness, inability, lack of ability, lack of skill, lack of proficiency; inadequacy, ineffectiveness, inefficiency, deficiency, insufficiency; amateurishness, clumsiness.
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Posted by ike eichler (+1200) 8 months ago
Redundant Re-dun-dant

Verbosity or continued repetition in expressing ideas
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9689) 8 months ago
Wankpuffin
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Posted by ike eichler (+1200) 8 months ago
Calumny Cal-um-nee

Falsely charged another with a crime
Name of the act of lying about someone
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Posted by Bridgier (+7534) 8 months ago
se·nes·cence (s?'nes?ns)
noun
the condition or process of deterioration with age.
loss of a cell's power of division and growth.
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Posted by ike eichler (+1200) 8 months ago
Callow Kal-oh

Immature, Inexperienced, Naive
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Posted by ike eichler (+1200) 8 months ago
Egotistical E-go tis-ti-cal

Self Important
a conceited fool
Big headed
Thinking highly of ones self
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Posted by Bridgier (+7534) 8 months ago
Projection -

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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8464) 8 months ago
Treason n. The crime of betraying one's country; the betrayal of a trust.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8464) 3 months ago
Treachery n. Violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-114) 3 months ago
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/11/gregg-jarrett-donald-trump-jr-has-broken-no-law.html
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+8464) 3 months ago
Boo! Get your head out of Fox News and start using your brain.

But, BTW, this is the "Word of the Day" topic. Not "National Politics".

If you want to add your own word to this list, then please do so. Otherwise, please head over to the National Politics forum. Which can be found here:

http://milescity.com/forums/view/28
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-114) 3 months ago
Treason
: the crime of trying to overthrow your country's government or of helping your country's enemies during war
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-114) 3 months ago
Oops. Repeat me bad.

Collusion:Secret cooperation for an illegal or dishonest purpose.
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