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Jun 28, 2011
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with Anu Garg

thrasonical

PRONUNCIATION:
(THRAY-SON-i-kuhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Bragging or boastful.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Thraso, a braggart soldier in the comedy Eunuchus (161 BCE) by the Roman playwright Terence. The name is derived from the Greek word thrasos (bold). Earliest documented example of the word used allusively: 1564.

USAGE:
"But I decided to give further thought to this friend's thrasonical effusion."
Ground Zero Ekitiland; The Nation (Lagos, Nigeria); Apr 15, 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out. -Otto von Bismarck, statesman (1815-1898)

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