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Bomphiologia

bom-phi-o-lo'-gi-a verborum bombus

Exaggeration done in a self-aggrandizing manner, as a braggart.

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Acknowledgement

The above information on individual rhetorical techniques is reproduced from the website “Silva Rhetoricae” (www.rhetoric.byu.edu ) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Credit for this content lies with Professor Gideon O Burton of Brigham Young University.