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Flashcards in A Novel Idea Deck (14)
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1

Denouement

Outcome; final resolution; climax

2

Epithet

- nickname, title, label
- description
- term of abuse

3

Pedantic

Overly concerned with small details or formalisms

4

Elocution

Articulation, oratory

5

Epigram

Witticism, quip

6

Epistle

Letter

7

Euphemism

Nice way of saying something

8

Limerick

Kind of humorous verse

9

Palinode

Retraction, recall

10

Persiflage

Teasing

11

Précis

Summary

12

Perfatory

Opening

13

Extant

- in existence
- not destroyed or lost

14

Circumlocution

The use of many words, esp in a deliberation to be vague or evasive