Word(s) of the Day – Pedantic & Ostentatious

pe·dan·tic

   [puh-dan-tik]  Show IPA

adjective

1.

ostentatious in one’s learning.
2.

overly concerned with minute details or formalisms,especially in teaching.

Watching Midnight in Paris, this word came up twice. Using context clues, I kind of figured out what it was, but I figured, why not actually find the definition. 

And as I was reading that (^) definition, I realized, I never did look up the meaning for the word ‘Ostentatious:’

os·ten·ta·tious/ˌästənˈtāSHəs/

Adjective:
Characterized by vulgar or pretentious display.
Synonyms:
showy

Yup. Context clues is where its at.

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