Wondrous Words #165

Another Wednesday and time for my Wondrous Words. I have three interesting ones from my Word-A-Day calendar.

1. kakistocracy: The free election won’t guarantee an end to the country’s kakistocracy since the candidates have no more integrity than the corrupt dictator currently in power.

Kakistocracy is a government by the worst people.

2. consigliere: After years of serving as consigliere to the CEOs of Silicon Valley’s top giants, Norman has decided to break out and head his own high tech enterprise.

A consigliere is a a counselor or adviser.

3. mugwump: Campaigning heated up in the swing states as the election approached, both sides making a last bid for the mugwump vote.

Mugwump has two meanings: a bolter from the Republican party in 1884 and a person who is independent in politics.

Wondrous Words Wednesday is sponsored by Kathy at Bermuda Onion.

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3 Responses to Wondrous Words #165

  1. Aren’t those calendars great! I love mugwump and think I can use the second meaning during this year’s Presidential campaign, which I’m already tired of, by the way. Thanks for playing along, Margot!

  2. Annie says:

    I like a lot your words. Never heard (happily !) of kakistocracy.

  3. Louise says:

    I love the word mudwump, but wish it had a better meaning- something much more fun.

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