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,   (less commonly)   sesquipedal         
1    tending to use very long words  
2    (of words or expressions) long and ponderous; polysyllabic  
3    a polysyllabic word  
     (C17: from Latin sesquipedalis of a foot and a half (coined by Horace in Ars Poetica), from sesqui- + pedalis of the foot, from pes foot)  
   sesquipedalianism             n  
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! sesquipedalianism n.
the practice of using very long words. Also sesquipedalism, sesquipedality. — sesquipedal, sesquipedalian, adj.

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