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Word: litotes

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


More Vocab Words

::: grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
::: arrhythmic - lacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
::: decelerate - slow down
::: blandishment - flattery
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
::: allocate - assign; set apart for a particular purpose
::: premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
::: impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
::: engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict