The art of using VERY long words to confuse people. It comes from the root 'sesquipedalian', which means one who uses long words to (again) confuse people. Source: Mrs. Burns Dictionary of Obscure, and Preposterous Words.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedalianism is the art of utilizing extremely elongated lexicons to give the appearance of being more intelligent to one's acquaintances.
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