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A figure of speech in which an affirmative is expressed by the negation of its opposite, as in "no small problem"

litotes

2

A ludicrous misuse of a word

malapropism

3

a newly coined word, phase, or expression, or a new meaning for an old word

neologism

4

long and ponderous, polysyllabic; given to using long words

sesqupedalian

5

wordy and tedious, tending to speak or write at great length

prolixity

6

capable of being refracted

re-frangible

7

a bright light around the shadow of person's head caused by diffraction and reflection of sunlight by dewdrops

heiligenschein

8

one who admires Greece or the Greeks

philhellene

9

government by holy men, such as priests

hagiarcy

10

conductive or favorable to health or well-being

salubrious

11

a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast

quadriga

12

additional explanation or explanatory material

epexegesis

13

The four Hebrew letters usually transliterated as YHWH or JHVH and used as a biblical proper name for god

tetragrammaton

14

light, bantering style in writing or speaking, idle, very good natured banter

persiflage

15

to deceive by means of a petty trick or fraud

cozen

16

a space, especially a small or narrow one, between things or parts

interstice

17

laborious study or writing

lucubration

18

abusively detractive language or utterance; loss or damage to one's reputation

obloquy

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capable of laughing or inclined to laugh

risible

20

compensation or payment for an office or employment

emolument

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of such a fine texture as to be transparent or translucent

diaphanous

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the deformation of the crust of the earth by which continents and oceanic basins, or parts of these, are formed

epeirogeny