Shashi Tharoor just dropped his first baffling word for 2018- ‘troglodyte’

After dropping ‘Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalist‘ last year, Shashi Tharoor is back with his first abstruse, recherche locution of 2018 (read: difficult word): troglodyte.

A little background: The founder-president of Bajrang Dal, Vinay Katiyar, recently stirred up a controversy after saying that the iconic Taj Mahal will soon be renamed as ‘Tej Mandir’:

Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to respond to Katiyar’s comment in a quintessential Tharoor way- using incomprehensible vocabulary. While referring to Vinay Katiyar’s comment, the MP used the word “troglodytes” in his tweet as he replied to a journalist’s tweet.

“We can’t let these troglodytes destroy our country & everything beautiful in it.” he tweeted.

Before you whip out your dictionary to figure out what that word means, we’ve got your back. It means cavemen or people who are deliberately ignorant or choose to be old-fashioned. Twitter, albeit a little confused, was quick enough to thank Tharoor for his little vocab lesson: