Regarding our current administration, our poor republic seems irreconcilably split at the extremes of sweeter-than-baby Jesus and more-destructive-than-Sherman. This unfortunate divide has had at least one benefit: vocabulary development.
The pro-Trumps have left us with the tired old “lyin’,” “crooked”, and “slime ball,” while the un-Trumps have gifted us with “dotard,” “feckless” and “oleaginous.”
Can “pusillanimous,” “avaricious” and “meretricious” be very far from current usage?
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