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  1. A stylistic affectation of diction, such as throwing in foreign words to appear learned.
  2. Bad taste in words or selection of metaphor, either to make the facts appear worse or to disgust the auditors.


This is an adultery against the state, to have sex under the trophies of Miltiades. —Seneca

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Sources: Seneca Sr. 9.1.15

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