Entry: microsmic (adj.)
In context: "Gentlemen, what the president is articulating is that what we face here is a microsmic exemplar of the infamous Democratic Triple Bind faced by visionaries from FDR and JFK on down."
Definition: No idea. I was able to find this journal article: Regional metabolism in microsmic patients with schizophrenia. It appears DFW is using the term in an idiosyncratic way. How about from microcosm (n.): More generally: a place, situation, etc., regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger.
SNOOT score: 1
Source: Oxford English Dictionary