Some Rare Words for Rare-Word Buffs

Let us sing of rodomont, Sinon, proditomania, and, in particular, grobian.

An illustration of the ship of fools from Sebastian Brant’s 1494 poem of the same name. Wikipedia.

An illustration of the ship of fools from Sebastian Brant’s 1494 poem of the same name. Wikipedia.

Observation
Dec. 11 2019
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