Thrasonical - #509


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Feb 11 2019 16

Today’s word of the day is thrasonical. It’s spelled T-H-R-A-S-O-N-I-C-A-L. Thrasonical is an adjective that means boastful or vainglorious.


An Ancient Greek comedic play called Eunuchus (YOU nee cuss) featured a character whose name is the origin of our word of the day. Thraso was a boastful soldier in the play. These days a person didn’t need to be a soldier to earn the unflattering term. They just have to behave in a braggadocious, vainglorious fashion. 


My co-workers have criticized me for my thrasonical behavior, and I can understand why. I suppose it isn’t necessary to wear my military medals into the office every day.


Once again the spelling of trasonical is T-H-R-A-S-O-N-I-C-A-L.