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noun very formal
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the use of verbose or high flown language

    The professor loved to indulge in a bit of sesquipedalianism to impress his students.

    Submitted by Nerrad65 from United Kingdom on 17/12/2016

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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