Daily Archives: June 3, 2010

Cacozelia

Cacozelia (ka-ko-zeel’-i-a): 1. A stylistic affectation of diction, such as throwing in foreign words to appear learned.  2. Bad taste in words or selection of metaphor, either to make the facts appear worse or to disgust the auditors.

The mise en scène of the parking lot is not exactly what I would call méthodique! We must utilize every erg at our disposal to hasten its rejuvenation with fresh white stripes.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).