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Kategoria

Kategoria (ka-te-go’-ri-a): Opening the secret wickedness of one’s adversary before his  face.

It took a bunch of Russians hacking your email to find out, but now we know for certain that you tried to undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign. 45 more words

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Litotes

Litotes (li-to’-tees): Deliberate understatement, especially when expressing a thought by denying its opposite. The Ad Herennium author suggests litotes as a means of expressing modesty (downplaying one’s accomplishments) in order to gain the audience’s favor (establishing  71 more words

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Martyria

Martyria (mar-tir’-i-a): Confirming something by referring to one’s own experience.

See this scar?

It’s a token of pain. A trace of violence. An image of risk. 116 more words

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Maxim

Maxim (max’-im): One of several terms describing short, pithy sayings. Others include adageapothegmgnomeparoemiaproverb, and sententia. 249 more words

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Medela

Medela (me-de’-la): When you can’t deny or defend friends’ faults and seek to heal them with good words.

Ok, ok. They may not appear to be completely her words, but the sentiments she expressed with them are… 89 more words

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Meiosis

Meiosis (mei-o’-sis): Reference to something with a name disproportionately lesser than its nature (a kind of litotes). This term is equivalent to tapinosis. 163 more words

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Mempsis

Mempsis (memp’-sis): Expressing complaint and seeking help.

I was led to believe that this powder would grow hair on my head! So far, I’ve dumped a kilo on my bald spot and nothing’s happened. 129 more words

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