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Word: litotes

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


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::: egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
::: dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
::: recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
::: flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: inestimable - impossible to estimate; (apprec) invaluable; of immeasurable worth
::: conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
::: audit - examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.
::: wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
::: entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B