Reader Opinion: How Trump increased my vocabulary


Because of my education and the amount of reading I do, at age 75 I thought I had a pretty good vocabulary. I already knew a narcissist is a person who is extremely self-centered with an exaggerated sense of self-importance, a sycophant is a person who is a servile self-seeking flatterer, and a pathological liar is a person with an unhealthy compulsion to lie. Thanks to the current president, I now know a misogynist is a person who hates women and a xenophobe is a person fearful of what is foreign. I could have happily lived the rest of my life without knowing those two words, but due to the circumstances in which I’ve been forced to learn them I will never forget them. I just hope I don’t have to be reminded of them often after the Nov. 3 election.

Ann Beaver


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