The Daily Trope
Optatio (op-ta’-ti-o): Expressing a wish, often ardently.
ME: I wish you would stop making that whistling noise–it’s driving me crazy!! We’re going to have to get your nose fixed or give you away. 64 more words
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Orcos (or’-kos): Swearing that a statement is true.
Z: I swear on a stack of bacon that I did not touch your grill.
X: What about my lawn tractor? 62 more words
Oxymoron (ox-y-mo’-ron): Placing two ordinarily opposing terms adjacent to one another. A compressed paradox.
Ukraine is the victim of a proxy invasion. Russia is joyously worried. 46 more words
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Paenismus (pai-nis’-mus): Expressing joy for blessings obtained or an evil avoided.
Oh Botox! You maketh my brow to rise upward. You restoreth my visage. Yea, tho I walk in the shadow of the valley of wrinkles I feel pretty good. 16 more words
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Palilogia (pa-li-lo’-gi-a): Repetition of the same word, with none between, for vehemence. Synonym for epizeuxis.
Blah! Blah! Blah! All day long. Blah! Blah! Blah! I could do for some yack yack! 22 more words
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Parabola (par-ab’-o-la): The explicit drawing of a parallel between two essentially dissimilar things, especially with a moral or didactic purpose. A parable.
The crocus is the first to bloom and the first to wither. 22 more words
6 days, 20 hours
Paragoge (par-a-go’-ge): The addition of a letter or syllable to the end of a word. A kind of metaplasm.
Fox News follows the principle of… 57 more words
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