Vocabulary: priapism


Title: Game Change
Author: John Heilemann
Author: Mark Halperin
Sentence: In Washington, the fact that the Times—the prudish, starchy, self-important Gray Lady—had been willing to go there, however awkwardly, merely turned up the flame on the burning speculation about Bill's putative priapism.
Page: 48

Word: priapism
Definition:
  • a pathological condition characterized by persistent erection of the penis, esp. without sexual excitement
  • a lascivious attitude
  • Etymology: LL priapismus < Gr priapismos < priapizein, to be lewd: see Priapus
   Source: YourDictionary.com

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