Word of the day

May 14, 2019

Paradiastole – a euphemistic half-truth; the reframing of a vice as a virtue, often with the use of euphemism; a figure of speech in which a favourable turn is given to something unfavourable by the use of an expression that conveys only part of the truth; euphemism effected by the substitution of a positive synonym for a negative word or phrase; a figure by which one extenuates something in order to flatter or soothe.

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