Friday, November 06, 2015

Word of the day: fanfaronade

The word of the day is fanfaronade:

  1. bragging; bravado; bluster.

"Historians dislike the Pocahontas-rescue story for another, deeper reason.  By pumping up the romance and the fanfaronade, it draws attention from what the English were actually trying to accomplish in Virginia—and what happened to Tsenacomoco when they arrived."

 - Charles Mann, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

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