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.

I want to utilize the denouement of our affair to plumb the rationale of my wretched calumny and reconnoiter the restorative expurgation of my love-riven bowel.

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

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