Catachresis (kat-a-kree’-sis): The use of a word in a context that differs from its proper application. This figure is generally considered a vice; however, Quintilian defends its use as a way by which one adapts existing terms to applications where a proper term does not exist. 13 more words
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The population of senior citizens in Singapore is growing faster than ever and this trend is projected to continue. Developed countries like Japan and Singapore are preparing for the “Silver Tsunami” by expanding healthcare capacity and implementing policies to ensure the economy remains vibrant and robust. 1,105 more words
Cataphasis (kat-af’-a-sis): A kind of paralipsis in which one explicitly affirms the negative qualities that one then passes over.
They say he likes children. We think his idea of ‘liking’ is not appropriate, especially when it involves taking his pants off in front of a 14-year-old girl. 35 more words