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academese

[ ak-uh-duh-meez, -mees, uh-kad-uh- ]
/ ˌæk ə dəˈmiz, -ˈmis, əˌkæd ə- /
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noun
pedantic, pretentious, and often confusing academic jargon: a presumably scholarly article written in incomprehensible academese.
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