Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word:
You're accustomed to seeing words of impeccable Latin or Greek pedigree in this feature, but with more than a year to go until the next presidential election, it seemed best to pick for this week's word something purely American and apposite.
(pronounced BLOW-vee-ate) means to speak bombastically or grandiosely and at length. Etymologically, it combines the word
— with the
suffix for a pseudo-Latinate effect. The word is frequently identified with President Warren G. Harding, who, though he did not coin it, used it frequently and whose speeches exemplified its meaning.
Bill O'Reilly takes a refreshing attitude in his advice to viewers sending him email: "No bloviating. Thats my job."