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Hmmm...come and get it, you know who are

periphrasis

PRONUNCIATION:
(puh-RIF-ruh-sis) 

MEANING:
noun: A roundabout way of saying something, using more words than necessary. 
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OMG it must be shade week on that site because these are gems.

apophasis

PRONUNCIATION:
(uh-POF-uh-sis) 

MEANING:
noun: Allusion to something by denying it will be said. 
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pleonasm

PRONUNCIATION:
(PLEE-uh-naz-uhm) 

MEANING:
noun: The use of more words than those necessary to express an idea; redundancy.
Example: free gift. 
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I like this one. So much so that I will include the example.

eidos

PRONUNCIATION:
(EYE-dos, AY-) 
plural eide (EYE-dee, AY-day)

MEANING:
noun: The formal sum of a culture, its intellectual character, ideas, etc. 

USAGE:
"Picture, if you will, honey, the eidos of repulsive: plaid upholstered chairs, with ruffled skirts, all hideously brown and yellow."
Christopher Coe; Such Times; Penguin Books; 1994. 
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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

This one's for you neka 
thank you!! Smile

here's a catchy one:

tris·kai·deka·pho·bia noun \ˌtris-ˌkī-ˌde-kə-ˈfō-bē-ə, ˌtris-kə-\

:  fear of the number 13
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Oh, before I go to bed, one of my favs :

jux·ta·pose \ˈjək-stə-ˌpōz\
transitive verb
: to place (different things) together in order to create an
interesting effect or to show how they are the same or
different


jux·ta·po·si·tion \ˌjək-stə-pə-ˈzi-shən\
noun
: the act or an instance of placing two or more
things side by side; also : the state of being so placed
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Wasn't this supposed to be one word a day?
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Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Wasn't this supposed to be one word a day?
You adding a word/words or no?

Edited by nekamarie83 - Mar 22 2014 at 7:40am
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Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

that's right..cherry used a big word..
ap·pro·ba·tion \ˌa-prə-ˈbā-shən\
noun

: praise or approval

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