Thursday, August 30, 2012
Today's vocabulary word
I had thought myself to have a perfectly adequate vocabulary to describe and discuss President Obama. But I have just learned a new word that I am trying to commit to memory, in part through this post. It is a term that most certainly may be fairly applied to to many politicians, and it's something of which Gov. Romney has been accused as well.
But I believe President Obama is much prone to tergiversation. (Yes, follow the link; and while you're there, do be sure to click for the pronunciation, for it is not at all what I had guessed it might be.) Indeed, with the possible exception of Bill Clinton toward the end of his second term, I think President Obama is probably the most accomplished and habitual tergiversator I've ever encountered.
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(1) Gregory Koster made the following comment | Aug 30, 2012 4:11:32 PM | Permalink
Dear Mr. Dyer: A lovely word, thank for bringing it back to the front of my memory. But I'll see your tergiversation and raise you with a thixotropic which describes The Won's promises perfectly.
That's a good one, Mr. Koster, thank you!
Both words are perfectly cromulent.
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