elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,

Clean and fresh Tuesday

Thank you to the two members who posted for me while I was away these past two weeks, ersatz_read and meridian_rose! They did a wonderful job!

panjandrum [pan-JAN-druhm]

a self-important or pretentious official


After the queen's royal adviser had bustled about the castle, abusing his title to the utmost giving ridiculous orders, the queen called him to her chambers. "Clarence, stop being such a panjandrum!" she bellowed, "I've had twelve complaints about you already!"
Tags: noun, p

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