Comprobatio (com-pro-ba’-ti-o): Approving and commending a virtue, especially in the hearers.

You sat there. You stayed awake. You asked easy questions. You stood and applauded and waved signs and booed when the time was right.

You made me look good! The rehearsal paid off. Believe me!

So, thank-you all for your loyalty and commitment to making America Great Again, and to hell with Puerto Rico, Rocket Man, and Polar Bears.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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