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inkhorn term

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an affectedly learned and obscure borrowing from another language, esp Greek or Latin

ink′horn term`


n.
an obscure, affectedly or ostentatiously erudite borrowing from another language, esp. Latin or Greek.
[1535–45]
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Other chapters uncover connections between George Puttenham's The Arte of English Poesie and sugar, Ben Jonson's Poetaster and inkhorn terms, Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece and the lately introduced concept of zero.
Larded with pretentious inkhorn terms ("processually," "identitarian," "equivalential," "counterhegemonic," "celebrityness," "hierachicalizing," "heteronormative," "historicalities," "multidimentional positionality," "reparameterizes," "subfluxation," "biunivocal," "subjunctified," "non-state-promoting entities," "Marlowespace") and marred by lapses in grammar and euphony, this analysis invites us to "tango with [alternative] perspectives" as reflected in "materialist and constructivist accounts" of "Mary/Moll" "as a means by which to chasse into our own alternative theoretical understanding of deviant identity formations" (66-67).