Word of the Day

Oxymoron

Noun

Usually a joining of antonyms e.g.

awfully good, bitter sweet and civil war.

Also used as a figure of speech to add humour irony or satire in literature, "An intelligent liberal

is an oxymoron", (William Buckley).

Not every oxymoron consists of antonyms e.g

That goat is "pretty-ugly", in this case pretty means considerable/considerably as in pretty-penny and pretty-often.

26/01/2021

Noun

sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing.

A preceding adjective usually provides context e.g

His "mental" acuity was only matched by his

visual acuity.

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Singular or group confirmation that something is true in nature or law.

Title link to the many ways affirmation may be applied.

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Ephemeral

Lasting for a very short time:

Fashions are ephemeral, new ones regularly drive out the old.

21/01/2021

Repudiate

To refuse to accept something or someone as true, good or reasonable:

He repudiated the alleged/charge/claim that he had tried to deceive them.

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Concatenate

link (things) together in a chain or series.

18/01/2021