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bombast

bom·bast

bombast

 
pronunciation:
bam baest
part of speech: noun
definition: boastful, pompous, or otherwise overblown utterances.
The senator's comments to the press were full of bombast, but he and his colleagues achieved little in Congress.
similar words:
claptrap, heroic, rhetoric