Gravitas (adj.)

1. weight, authority,
Usage: Gravitas is the soupbone in the stew of television news.
2. The second-most important quality a newsman can possess.

Examples of Dr. Colbert's gravitas

"When the smoke cleared, both mugs were broken, and neither man could truly be called... World's Greatest Grandpa."

"Suddenly - and without warning - it became a real-life game... of Hungry Hungry Hippos."

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