Word List: Fancy words politicians use


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  • indicate
    • politicians do not actually say things, they indicate them
  • determine
    • politicians do not decide, they determine
  • advise
    • politicians do not tell you what to do, they advise
  • respond
    • politicians do not answer, they respond
  • initiative
    • an idea, a plan, a process (when a politician talks about it, it is usually one that is not going anywhere)
  • take position
    • have an opinion
  • proceed
    • move forward
  • implement
    • put into action
  • mistakes were made
    • passive voice appears when a politician wants to avoid direct accusations



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This list contains formal vocabulary frequently used by politicians to enrich their already embroided speeches.