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#41
For the Pride people.


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#42
soi-di·sant \ˌswädēˈzäN,ˌswädēˈzän(t)\
adjective

Self-styled, so-called
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#43
paean /ˈpēən/
noun

1. A song of praise or triumph

2. An thing that expresses praise

Although the movie was satire, many mistook The Wolf of Wall Street to be a paean.
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#44
A good one I recently read:

extirpate /ˈekstərˌpāt/
verb

root out and destroy completely.

"the use of every legal measure to extirpate this horrible evil from the land"
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#45
fes·cen·nine \ˈfe-sə-ˌnīn , -ˌnēn\
adjective

scurrilous, obscene

Today, no one would be surprised to hear fescennine language in the Oval Office.
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#46
Scurrilous itself is a dem good word, dem good!

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#47
I had considered using it as as a sub-post like I did for prolixity/anathema but figured "scurrilous" a little too common. But yeah, it is a mighty fine word.
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rife /rīf/

adjective
1. (especially of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence; widespread
2. full of

adverb
in an unchecked or widespread manner

Rhetoric runs rife that 'murica is rife with violence.
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#49
Sardine

Since this forum is about Toying with Sardonicism, I learned today that the Sardine and Sardonicism are related words. 

From the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volo...c-sardine/

(Hopefully you don't run into a paywall.)
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#50
hy·per·bo·le /hīˈpərbəlē/

noun
Only the greatest word ever.
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