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Word: litotes

Definition: understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''


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::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: palatial - of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
::: pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
::: rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
::: terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
::: profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
::: flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
::: solemnity - seriousness; gravity