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Word: litotes

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


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::: scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
::: brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
::: gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
::: conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
::: bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
::: blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
::: immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
::: cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
::: rabid - of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia
::: clavicle - collarbone