Apoplanesis (a-po-plan’-e-sis): Promising to address the issue but effectively dodging it through a digression.
Q: What can you tell us about the so-called “Russian connection”?
A: I can tell you a little bit–it’s about connections. We live in a world where we are entwined together. We are all connected in some way. I believe these ‘connections’ are largely the result of social media’s ubiquity. Why, I can feel my phone vibrating in my pocket right now! Ha ha!
Q: Thank you very much.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).