Thursday, January 24, 2013

Words for Critical Citizens #3: fanfaronade

fanfaronade \fan-fair-uh-NAYD\


: empty boasting : bluster

Having grown weary of the former governor's fanfaronade and lack of concrete action, voters sent a clear message at the polls and elected his opponent by a landslide.

"I don't intend this as an article about how to divorce oneself from conceit, narcissism and fanfaronade…." — From an article by Phil Guarnieri in the Floral Park Dispatch (New York), August 10, 2012

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