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Adam Kleinschmidt

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4.a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or to make haste slowly
5.to prevent the success of; frustrate; balk
7.a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based
8.a figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or of which it is a part, as “scepter” for “sovereignty,” or “the bottle” for “strong drink,” or “count heads (or noses)” for count people
9.any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality
11.a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature
13.an act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound
15.a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work
16.the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested by it; the association or set of associations that a word usually elicits for most speakers of a language, as distinguished from those elicited for any individual speaker because of personal experience
17.a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail for ten ships or a Croesus for a rich man
21.a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson
22.a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things
23.a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another
24.a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work
25.a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication
1.a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially a set oration in honor of a deceased person
2.a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing
3.an act or instance of connoting
6.a dramatic form that does not observe the laws of cause and effect and that exaggerates emotion and emphasizes plot or action at the expense of characterization
10.the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
12.the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt
14.the sign ('), as used: to indicate the omission of one or more letters in a word, whether unpronounced, as in o'er for over, or pronounced, as in gov't for government
18.an article in a newspaper or other periodical presenting the opinion of the publisher, editor, or editors
19.any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality
20.a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse

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