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Word: litotes

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


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::: edifice - building (of imposing size)
::: dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
::: jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
::: knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
::: uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
::: notch - V-shaped cut in a surface; V.
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::: magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
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