SALT LAKE CITY — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote a blog post for Medium Thursday that unveiled private emails from people at the National Enquirer.
Bezos said in his post that those at the Enquirer threatened to share mature texts and photos shared between himself and Lauren Sanchez, who he recently started dating after announcing a divorce from his wife MacKenzie Bezos.
- The emailed shared by Bezos highlights each of the pictures Bezos and Sanchez shared with each other, most of which are of the romantic and sexual nature. We won’t go into detail on that.
But Bezos also used two words in the blog post that have people, well, confused. Those words are "complexifier" and "apoplectic."
How Bezos used them: Here’s what Bezos wrote when using the word complexifier:
- "My ownership of the Washington Post is a complexifier for me. It’s unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience Washington Post news coverage will wrongly conclude I am their enemy."
- As for apoplectic, he wrote, "Several days ago, an AMI leader advised us that Mr. Pecker is 'apoplectic' about our investigation. For reasons still to be better understood, the Saudi angle seems to hit a particularly sensitive nerve."
We looked up both of those words and shared definitions below.
Complexifier: Vocabulary.comdescribes the word as "someone makes things complex."
- The word did not appear on the Merriam-Webster dictionary’s website.
- Wikipedia notes the word comes from the verb "to complexify," which means to make something more complex.
Apoplectic: A simple Google search for the word shows the word to mean, "overcome with anger; extremely indignant" and "elating to or denoting apoplexy (stroke)."
- Merriam-Webster defines the word as, "of, relating to, or causing apoplexy or stroke" and "extremely enraged."
- Vocabulary.com described it as "someone who is apoplectic is not just mad — they're so filled with rage, they can barely communicate. If your mother is apoplectic, you'd better hope it isn't over something you did."
Trending: Search traffic for both of those stories spiked Thursday after the Medium post dropped, USA Today reports.