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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9864) 3 years 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 (+1182) 3 years ago
Also known as Cousin Jacks!
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Posted by Bridgier (+8441) 3 years 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 (+9528) 3 years ago
Acrasial, adj, ill-regulated; ill-tempered
He became noted for his acrasial tweets.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9864) 3 years ago
Odious adj. Arousing or deserving hatred or repugnance.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9864) 3 years 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 (+334) 3 years 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 (+1223) 3 years ago
Hyperbole n

The use of deliberate exaggeration
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Posted by Dwayne Rude (+334) 3 years 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 (+3031) 3 years 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 (+2592) 3 years 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 (+1223) 3 years 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 (+8441) 3 years 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 (+1223) 3 years ago
Clique Clike

Often used when discussing stereotypes
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Posted by Tim Miles (+457) 3 years 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 (+9528) 3 years ago
Fallaciloquence (noun)
Speaking deceitfully or using misleading conversation. Speech full of deceit; misleading speech.
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1720) 3 years ago
What? No one's added 'Bigly' yet?
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Posted by Ben Dover (+111) 3 years ago
This post was removed 3 years ago.
It was removed for being off-topic.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9864) 3 years ago
Autocracy n. A system of government by one person with absolute power.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8441) 3 years 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 (+3031) 3 years 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 (+334) 3 years 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 (+111) 3 years 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 (+9864) 3 years 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 (+14873) 3 years 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 (+334) 3 years 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 (+14873) 3 years ago
To follow up Bridgier's earlier post, third from the top:

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Posted by ike eichler (+1223) 3 years ago
Fanaticism Fa-nat-i-cism

Excessive, irrational,zeal especially on politics or religion.

zealotry--Intolerance
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+14873) 3 years 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 (+1223) 3 years ago
Redundant Re-dun-dant

Verbosity or continued repetition in expressing ideas
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+14873) 3 years ago
Wankpuffin
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Posted by ike eichler (+1223) 3 years 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 (+8441) 3 years ago
se·nes·cence (s?'nes?ns)
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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 (+1223) 3 years ago
Callow Kal-oh

Immature, Inexperienced, Naive
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Posted by ike eichler (+1223) 3 years 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 (+8441) 3 years ago
Projection -

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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9864) 3 years ago
Treason n. The crime of betraying one's country; the betrayal of a trust.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9864) 3 years ago
Treachery n. Violation of faith; betrayal of trust; treason.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-238) 3 years 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 (+9864) 3 years 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 (-238) 3 years 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 (-238) 3 years ago
Oops. Repeat me bad.

Collusion:Secret cooperation for an illegal or dishonest purpose.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+14873) 2 months ago
Dotard.

https://www.urbandictiona...erm=dotard

None other than conservative pundit Ann Coulter has given us this excellent definition:

A cross species between on Orangutan and an Oompa Loompa. The Dotard is usually bred in captivity by wealthy families that wish to pass on their inheritance without having to raise an actual human. There are many similarities to a human, but you can usually tell the difference by their unique orange skin and hair. Although a Dotard has the ability to speak, they usually have a very limited vocabulary and are limited to simple words and sentences. The Dotard requires some food to survive, but the most important thing in raising a Dotard is to feed its ego. The Dotard has a very large ego that requires constant feeding. If the Dotard's ego isn't constantly fed, it will usually resort to social media, rallies, or other places where it can feed its ego in large quantities. Another main difference between a Dotard and a human is the digestive process. Whereas a human will defecate through the anus, a Dotard defecates through the mouth by spewing poop at anyone nearby. Due to its limited vocabulary and IQ, a Dotard is only able to perform limited tasks. Some examples of common tasks that a Dotard is able to perform include the following: politics, golfing, eating fast food and diet coke, spending daddy's money, and shutting down governments. Genetics can also be an issue for future generations of Dotards due to their propensity to try and breed with their direct offspring.

Did you see the latest tweet from the Dotard? I think it's watching Fox News again.

Person 1: Have you seen the Dotard lately, I can't find it.
Person 2: I think it's golfing at Mar-A-Lago again.

Person 1: I am getting frustrated trying to talk to the Dotard. No matter how I phrase the question, it starts ranting about how great walls are.
Person 2: You should not try to talk rationally to a Dotard, they are not able to understand complex sentences. If you really need to ask a Dotard a question, try to find a way to feed its ego with the question. For example if you want to know what time a meeting is, try phrasing the question like "What time will you be making the meeting great again?"

Person 1: You need to keep a watch on the Dotard. I think it's trying to breed with its daughter again.
Person 2: You're right, I’ll be careful. I heard it saying what a nice piece of a$$ its daughter is and that it would like to tap that.
Person 1: Just make sure it doesn’t try to grab her by the cat.
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