The deipnosophist

Noting that “George W. Bush’s final state of the union address was a hollow triumph: “a polished delivery that barely concealed his impotence” Richard Adams says that “In his last big set-piece, President Bush was articulate, relaxed and even funny. If nothing else it will have improved his reputation as a deipnosophist … ”

Now’s there’s a word to learn and drop into conversation, deipnosophist.