Rhetorical + Contortion--verbal gymnastics (twists, leaps, side-steps, etc.) used to validate one's own position, either justifying a poorly founded/unfounded belief or defending an unpopular position; carefully crafted language meant to state a controversial stance without being rejected by one's peer group
The anti-gay congressman/priest had to do some fancy rhetortions to explain why he was caught having sex with another man.
by Captain Nimbus January 23, 2013
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