Words Shashi Tharoor taught us, we didn't know existed!
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5 words Shashi Tharoor taught us, we didn’t know existed!

From “exasperating farrago of distortions” to “Floccinaucinihilipilification”, Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor who turns 63 today, has always been in news for his usage of words that can make anyone feel how little English do they know. And what better day, then today to brush up the vocabulary that the Thiruvananthapuram MP has taught us, then his very birthday.

Here are 5 out of the several gems of words, the great politician has shared with us over the last few years!

Farrago

Part of speech: NOUN

Meaning: A confused mixture

Usage in a sentence: A farrago of fact and myth about Abraham Lincoln’

Snollygoster

Part of speech: NOUN

Meaning: A shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician

Usage in a sentence: Snollygosters must be thrown out of political office and other positions of power.

Rodomontade

1. Part of speech: NOUN 

Meaning: Boastful or inflated talk or behaviour

Usage in a sentence: The corrupting effect the vogue for macho rodomontade may have even upon a civilized man.

2. Part of speech: VERB

Meaning: Talk boastfully

Usage in a sentence: He soon finds out there’s nothing to be gained by rodomontading.

Puerile

Part of speech: Adjective

Meaning: Childishly silly and immature

Usage in a sentence: A puerile argument

Floccinaucinihilipilification

Part of speech: Noun

Meaning: The action or habit of estimating something as worthless

Usage in a sentence:Floccinaucinihilipilification is one of a number of very long words that occur very rarely in genuine use.

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