Words we now know Thanks to Trump being in Office

 Words we now know Thanks to Trump being in Office

Some of these words were completely new to most of us. Other we may have heard but didn’t really know the true meaning or had no reason to use them. Now, they have become part of everyday life thanks to the president of the United States, Donald Trump.

  • Authoritarian: favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.
  • Autocrat: An autocracy is a system of government in which supreme power is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control. An autocrat is the person in control.
  • Bellicose: demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
  • Bombastic:  marked by or given to speech or writing that is given exaggerated importance by artificial or empty means.
  • Covfefe: Only Trump really knows the  meaning of this word.
  • Demagogue: a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.
  • Despot: a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way.
  • Dotard: Kim Jong Un used in his threat against Trump which means “a person in his or her dotage,” which is “a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness.”
  • Dunning-Kruger effect:  It refers to research by David Dunning and Justin Kruger that found the least competent people often believe they are the most competent because they “lack the very expertise needed to recognize how badly they’re doing.”
  • Egocentric: thinking only of oneself, without regard for the feelings or desires of others; self-centered.
  • Emoluments: a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office.
  • Fascist: Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and control of industry and commerce that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
  • Grandiosity: refers to an unrealistic sense of superiority—a sustained view of oneself as better than others that causes the narcissist to view others with disdain or as inferior.
  • Groupthink: This is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome.
  • Hyperbole: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
  • Impeachment: Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body formally levels charges against a high official of government.
  • Kleptocracy: a government or state in which those in power exploit national resources and steal; rule by a thief or thieves.
    Megalomaniac: a person who is obsessed with their own power.
  • Misogynistic- adjective meaning to be strongly prejudiced against women.
  • Neologism:   a new word that is coined especially by a person affected with schizophrenia and is meaningless except to the coiner, and is typically a combination of two existing words or a shortening or distortion of an existing word
  • Nepotism: the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
  • Oligarchy: Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by nobility, wealth, family ties, education or corporate, religious or military control.
  • Populist: a member or adherent of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people.
  • Solipsism: the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.
  • Sycophant: a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
  • Tyrannical: exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.
  • Unctuous– false sense of piety, revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality.
  • Vainglorious- excessively proud of oneself or one’s achievements; overly vain.
  • Whinge: complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.
  • Xenophobic: having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
  • Zealot: a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals.

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