Word of the day: bloviation. Thanks to James Marriott in Sunday magazine for this delicious new-to-me word. I’m surprised it’s not on everyone’s daily tongue.
To bloviate means:
To orate pompously; used especially of politicians and news commentators.
To speak or discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
No wonder I couldn’t work out the meaning from lexical cues: it’s supposedly derived from “blow” (as in blowhard).
This word of the day may or may not be the first of many on a Monday. We’ll see.