Word Of The Day:
phlegm • \FLEM\ • (noun)
1 : thick mucus secreted in abnormal quantity especially in the nose and throat
2 a: dull apathetic coldness or indifference b: intrepid coolness or calm fortitude
Burt surveyed the accident scene with a lofty phlegm, maintaining the controlled detachment that served the journalist well when he had to report such grim news.
Not to be used in this context: Elton John is phlegmboyant.