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Word: litotes

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


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::: checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
::: artless - without guile; open and honest
::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
::: prank - mischievous trick
::: morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
::: ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
::: recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
::: relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
::: conjugal - pertaining to marriage