sesquipedality


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Noun1.sesquipedality - using long words
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
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This trend continues in Oblivion's eight stories, but this time Wallace cuts a lot of the formal flash that's marked a great deal of his work to this point: the stories in Oblivion comprise relatively straightforward prose, with textual play and sesquipedality trimmed to the bone.
Slop, of about four feet and a half perpendicular height, with a breadth of back, and a sesquipedality of belly, which might have done honour to a Serjeant in the Horse-Guards" (TS 2.