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Word: litotes

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

More Vocab Words

::: sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
::: paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
::: frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
::: wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
::: enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
::: intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
::: simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
::: engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
::: leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
::: choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera