Senior Congress leader who is well known for his scintillating use of lesser known English words through his twitter handle, on Sunday received a strange request from the author Chetan Bhagat to praise him using ‘big words’.

Obliging in no time, Tharoor showered praise on the author in his trademark way using  “Sesquipedalian” to “limpid perspicacity” from his voluminous vocabulary, through a reply tweet.

It all started after Tharoor, Congress MP representing Thiruvananthapuram constituency praised Chetan Bhagat for his article which appeared in The Times of India, titled ‘The Youth Need to Shut their Phones and ask about the Economy’.

“Superb piece by @Chetan_bhagat on all that ails our country and what we should do about it. Chetan’s great virtue is the simplicity and directness of his writing. His message is clear and i hope his fans in the government act on it”, Tharoor tweeted on Sunday afternoon, praising the article. Replying to this tweet Chetan Bhagat requested Tharoor to praise him with big words next time.

Within thirty minutes, Shashi Tharoor came up with a witty reply parading his voluminous vocabulary.

Tharoor’s tweet went viral in social media within minutes and it triggered wide debate on the meanings of the rare words that used by Tharoor.

The usage of unique English words by Tharoor, former Under Secretary General-United Nations turned politician and author, had made headlines earlier also. The Most popular was ‘Farrago’ which shot Tharoor to fame among tweeples, after he used it in a tweet in 2017. Kakistocracy, Rodomontade, Sesquipedalian, Limpid, Perspicacity, Convolution, Ostentation, Gonzo, Muliebrity, Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, Floccinaucinihilipilification, Lalochezia, Scripturient, Parturient etc were some of the rare words that Tharoor used in his twitter communication.