"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Thrasonical means like Thraso (a character in the play 'Eunuchus' by Terence) - boastful; bragging; vainglorious.

"His eye ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general behaviour vain, ridiculous and thrasonical." -Shakespeare – 'Love’s Labours Lost'

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