Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Word Wednesday: "Charientism"

The word of the day is charientism, derived from the Greek charientismus meaning "gracefulness of style." This is a word used in rhetoric to refer to a thinly veiled insult softened by grace or a taunt softened by a jest. In Greek times, charientismus referred to the response to such an insult, but now the word refers to the insult itself.


The Lonely Alchemist

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