Monday, June 19, 2017

My Dictionary; Word of the Day


(/pleb/ampull-or) noun. From the Latin noun "plebs"; a person from the ordinary, or specifically, the lower classes, and the Latin "ampullor"; "to employ a bombastic style of discourse". Meaning, "an individual on the left side of the political spectrum, who grandstands and attempts to silence their philosophic opponent by the use of volume, emotional tropes and melodrama".

As in, "the spokesperson who represents that disgruntled student association at Evergreen College is really quite an effective PLEBAMPULLOR. Her volume level and her flair for the theatrical make it so no one, especially her opponents, can get a word in edge-wise." 

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