You’re the world’s richest man, you are making public allegations of blackmail and extortion and mentioning photos of your “semi-erect manhood.”

You can probably use any language you choose. But “complexifier”?

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, threw that multisyllabic hand grenade into his 2,100 word-blog post as he described his accusations against American Media Inc., the publisher of The National Enquirer.

Here’s a piece of context: 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.

It’s a term that threw some readers for a loop.

Is it even English?

Well, no, not according to many dictionaries. It’s French! According to the online Larousse dictionary, it means (not surprisingly) to make something more complex or complicated.