Paromologia (par-o-mo-lo’-gi-a): Conceding an argument, either jestingly and contemptuously, or to prove a more important point. A synonym for concessio.

What, are you kidding? Lying over 15,000 times so far this year? Yeah. So what? Anyway, they aren’t lies, they’re my stairway to reelection! There is no way my candidacy would go anywhere without 1,000s of lies. You know, reelection justifies the stairway, just like the end justifies the means. That was a lie. Ha ha!

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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