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Euphemism - Glossary of Terms


Euphemism

A euphemism is the use of  agreeable or inoffensive words to replace rude or offensive ones.

Examples:

to pass away (euphemism for "to die")
between jobs (euphemism for "unemployed")
 
Interactive example:
 
He has resigned his commission. [show me the euphemism]
 
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Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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