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- noun rhetoric A
stylistic affectationof diction, such as throwing in foreign words to appear learned.
- noun rhetoric Bad taste in words or selection of
metaphor, either to make the facts appear worse or to disgustthe auditors.
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From Latin cacozēlia ("a bad, faulty, awkward imitation"), from Ancient Greek κᾰκοζηλία (kakozelia, "unhappy imitation", "affectation").
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