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Word: litotes

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


More Vocab Words

::: meander - wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly
::: egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
::: winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
::: foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
::: convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
::: menace - threat; V: threaten
::: cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
::: mammoth - gigantic; enormous
::: filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
::: trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)