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Word: litotes

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


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::: meditation - reflection; thought; V. meditate
::: torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
::: annuity - yearly allowance
::: sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
::: confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
::: passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
::: expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
::: invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
::: promontory - headland
::: tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true