1. affected elegance of language 2. an affectedly elegant literary style of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, characterized by elaborate alliteration, antitheses, and similes
OK, I have to admit that I cheated today. I flipped through a book of fun words and picked this one randomly. The more words I post on the site, the harder it gets to find other words that are interesting and haven’t been used already. Anyway, I like this word because it looks so similar to euphemism.