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Have You Subscribed To the Tharoor Dictionary Yet !

Well, Well,  it is no surprise to all of us that Mr. Shashi Tharoor is known for his vocabulary unless you are living under a rock. The man is followed by 6.67 million people on twitter who wait very patiently to learn their “word of the day”. And why not, there is no place else where you could  have heard this word from. Here’s looking at all the words that we have learnt from the throoraaurus.

 

Floccinaucinihilipilification

shashi tharoor

Floccinaucinihilipilification (break it to pronounce it – flocci – nauci – nihili-pili-fication!). With its origins in Latin, the word literally means the action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

 

Farrago

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Perhaps one of the easier words, farrago refers to a confused mixture. It’s often used to suggest a bunch of information, facts and figures, conversational anecdotes, etc.

 

Calumny

shashi tharoor

In simplest words, its slander. As per dictionary, calumny is the act of making false and defamatory statements. Suggestions in turn that can damage the reputation of the person concerned.

 

Rodomontade

shashi tharoor

Talking boastfully or the behaviour thereof is referred to as rodomontade. However, only Mr. Tharoor can effectively use the word without making it sound misplaced. As for his vocabulary, we are certain he does not mind rodomontading.

 

Apposite

It means apt in the circumstance.

 

Snollygoster

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One, especially a politician, who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles.

 

Puerile

childishly silly and immature.

 

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Surabhi Guleria

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