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Dictionary discovery of the day: ‘empleomania’ (19th century) is the manic desire to hold public office, at whatever cost.

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If you're feeling a little short on words these days, 'laconic' looks to the Laconians of ancient Greece, known for their pithy speech. When Philip of Macedon thunderously promised that if he entered Laconia he would raze it to the ground, they sent a one-word reply: ‘If’.