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Use These Three Words In A Sentence

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There are three trendy-shmendy, foreign-sounding words that are always bandied about in liberal journals, so let’s put them together in a way that makes sense and in fact helps illuminate current events.

Think of it as an intellectual challenge, the reward being your own surprising cogency under immense pressure.

The words are:

hubris

schadenfreude

and zeitgeist.

Here’s my own sample sentence:

If Anthony Weiner had checked out the zeitgeist instead of acting with such incredible hubris, he wouldn’t have become the poster child for schadenfreude.

Can you top that?